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6871  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Reading Rainbow Swap round?? on: December 31, 2007 08:51:36 AM
craftADDchick: you can read "Hogfather" on its own, no problems. Also if you want to know anything about any of the character WE your reading rainbow pals will happily fill you in.  Grin
Thanks! I'm just soooo afraid that I will get sucked in by the characters and then become obsessed about reading the whole series... Wink So, when the time comes, as it inevitably will, and I need to know the order of the books in the series, I'll be sure to ask my Reading Rainbow buddies! Grin


Almost all the Discworld books can be read safely without reading the others.  It's pretty much the Watch books and the Witches books that need the previous ones to understand.  Even then, it's pretty easy to pick up on whats happened before.

OMG-  I am insanely jealous over the autographed RA Salvatore books.  He is one of my favorite authors!!! (Tied with Robert Jordan)  Have you met him?


Discworld...ah, now I understand what people have been talking about! And, I've never met RA Salvatore. I wouldn't even know him if I bumped into him!

Any discworld book can be read as a separate entity, however, the events in previous books is likely to effect the events in later books - people grow and change, the world evolves, and all this is reflected in the books. However, only the first two are serially dependent - really only the second is completely dependent on the first. After that, they're basically free. But having read Mort and Soul Music, and possibly Reaper Man, gives a sort of "get to know the characters" thing to Hogfather. Death's love to people for example, and who Susan Sto Helit is... Roll Eyes And in Mort I believe it was.. you get to know who Albert, the butler, REALLY is, and why he is where he is... Smiley

Such a tease! Now you're making me want to start at the beginning! Arrrgggghhhh! I have a love/hate relationship with series books...I love reading how the characters change and grow, but my life stops until I finish the series!

6872  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Reading Rainbow Swap round?? on: December 31, 2007 08:44:07 AM
I used to love the library! A friend of mine used to live right across the street from the library and I was so jealous! The library (and the local video store and Chinese food place) got me through 2 very tough years of teaching (fortunately, I had already had a great experience, so I knew it wasn't always horrible). On the worst days, I'd swing by the library, check out 3 books get some Chinese food and camp out on the couch until the books were done.

I live in a city now and there is a small branch library that is on the way home. But, due to budget cuts, they started having weird hours so I stopped going. The main branch library has been re-modeled relatively recently, but I haven't been in there. Parking downtown is a pain...but, since I really need to stop buying books (EEEEEKKKKK!!), I should dig out my library card and start stopping in. My main gripe about libraries is that they only have one copy of a book, and when I get it in my mind that I want to read something, it kills me to have to wait weeks or months for it. Once I get a book, I usually read it right away...not because I have a time limit, but because I just want to read it. I do like to have copies of some of my favorite books, however, because I feel like they are special friends and I just like having them around. Smiley

Oh, and I have an answer to the "book I thought I wouldn't like but then did like" question: The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Materpiece by Jonathan Harr. I had the opportunity to go and hear him speak about the book (which I usually wouldn't do, but my friend's daughter works at an art museum and the museum director was one of the men who was involved in the "discovery" of the painting), so I wanted to read it before I went to the talk. I thought that it would be boring and full of blah, blah, blah. But, it was very well written and I actually learned a lot from it. After the talk, he was available for signings (another thing I don't usually do), so I got my book signed and had a chance to talk to him.
6873  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Reading Rainbow Swap round?? on: December 31, 2007 08:25:21 AM
I just took a peek at Hogfather on Amazon and I have a question...is this one of those series books that you could read without having read the rest of the series? It said that it was the 21st book in the series! Wow! I don't know if I have the fortitude to read the 20 that came before. I'm not a huge fantasy buff (ironic since I am just about halfway through Philip Pullman's The Amber Spyglass and expect to finish it by tomorrow).

I work with RA Salvatore's sister-in-law (he is from the town I teach in), and we had several autographed books of his in our school library last year, but I've never read any of them...mostly because if I'm going to read a book in a series, I want to read the series in order...and I don't think we had a whole series, or the first book in a series.
6874  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Ribbon Votive Holders on: December 31, 2007 06:52:42 AM
Thanks! They do make nice little gifts. I might play around with the spacing between the votives to see how they look a bit more separated.
6875  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: BUY NOTHING SWAP (signups 10/23-10/30 by NOON; mail by 11/14) on: December 31, 2007 06:50:09 AM
Can't wait to see what you made, bronzfrog!
6876  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: SPOON! tick hoodie for my own little parasite on: December 31, 2007 06:17:33 AM
Thanks for the fabulous tute, vegbee! Your drawings and explanation were nice and clear.

Can't wait to see the Arthur one (and all of the cool stuff you'll be making for the new little monkey)!
6877  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Death to bridesmaid dresses! on: December 31, 2007 05:58:29 AM
Wow! I don't normally comment on recons, but I really like this! You took something that was a bit prissy looking and gave it some real style. Nicely done!
6878  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Whoo Hat and mary jane slippers for my niece on: December 30, 2007 07:37:38 PM
Hmmm, I'm not a good enough crocheter to figure it out on my own...maybe I'll have to sign up for Ravelry, then. And then wait for an invitation Wink

Thanks for the info!
6879  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Whoo Hat and mary jane slippers for my niece on: December 30, 2007 05:58:25 PM
That hat is adorable and it looks so cute on your just-as-adorable niece!

I wonder if I could make one of those hats in an adult size?
6880  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along on: December 30, 2007 04:22:41 PM
I had some giraffe fabric,and the spots were much larger and more squareish than a cheetah's spots, does that make sense?

Kind of like wobbly rectangles...and close together like puzzle pieces that don't touch...but not too close
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