Race to review: Casts Off, Rome, Harry Potter 7, and And the Goat Cried

Posted by on Friday, September 28th, 2007

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off: The Yarn Harlot’s Guide to the Land of Knitting by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Do I even need to tell you I liked this book?  Because I liked this book a lot.  It made me laugh on the metro.  And really, that’s a double-bonus, because if you laugh out loud on the metro and you’re not talking to anyone, then people move away from you and you can sit alone on a two person bench, reading about knitting while laughing and holding knitting.  Ask me how I know.

Rome: Season II

This show is amazing.  The second season isn’t quite as good as the first, because two of the best characters are no longer around.  BUT it’s still better than anything anyone on network TV has produced in at least a decade and it makes random people learn about ancient history, so I love it.  Also, Atia proves herself to be a true alpha bitch at the end, and it’s one of the best payoffs I’ve ever watched.  Damn good stuff about damnable tyrants.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows  by J.K. Rowling

I liked it a lot.  I won’t say a darn thing about the plot, on the off chance that anyone who reads my blog and reads the series hasn’t read this book yet.  But I will say that I think Rowling has gotten to be a much better writer as the series has progressed, and that she clearly likes both children and teenagers.  I hope she really enjoys rolling in her piles of money.  And if she wants to send an agent my way, I won’t complain one bit.

And the Goat Cried: Southern Tales and Other Chance Meetings by Henry Buchanan

I just could not get through this book.  Buchanan himself is apparently a really great guy, so I’m annoyed that I couldn’t get into it.  But I’m putting it down because there are just too many books I’ve never read.  Onward.

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