Sucker Punch by Laurell K. Hamilton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Boring! If I hadn’t been having trouble finding enough to read, I wouldn’t have finished it. I thought there was too much talking in Serpentine, but this volume takes the cake. While Anita is ostensibly in a small Michigan town because a therianthrope has been accused of a murder, the book mainly serves as a vehicle for interactions between her and Olaf. The ending is anti-climactic and the vast amounts of dialogue don’t move the plot along in the least.
Happily, there isn’t even one sex scene in this one. I figure Hamilton must be responding to the hordes of people who stopped reading because there was so much explicit sex in the earlier books.
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I just finished this week’s section of the Peppermint Purple Stitch-a-Long 2020!
All caught up with Peppermint Purple’s 2020 Stitch-a-long, week 25!
I’m almost finished with the second blackwork project I started to keep me busy each week while waiting for the next pattern drop from the 2020 Stitch-A-Long. This one is also by Peppermint Purple. She calls it Blackwork Bands.
I mentioned on my needlecrafts page that I’ve been enjoying blackwork lately thanks to Peppermint Purple’s 2020 Stitch-A-Long A Year of Blackwork. I described it to someone and she said she’d like to see it, so here’s a photo of what I’ve done so far.
By John M. Ford
The worm drives helically through the wood
And does not know the dust left in the bore
Once made the table integral and good;
And suddenly the crystal hits the floor.
Electrons find their paths in subtle ways,
A massless eddy in a trail of smoke;
The names of lovers, light of other days;
Perhaps you will not miss them. That ís the joke.
The universe winds down. That ís how it ís made.
But memory is everything to lose;
Although some of the colors have to fade,
Do not believe you’ll get the chance to choose.
Regret, by definition, comes too late;
Say what you mean. Bear witness. Iterate.
Okay, I’ve finished moving the material from my cross-stitch pattern, home education, relationships and community, and fibromyalgia sites. Woof! Now I just have this site, my portfolio site and Rick’s stub of a site to maintain.
I had a new theme that I really liked for this site, but Google’s search console threw a fit about clickable items being too close together for it to work well on mobile devices, so now there’s a different theme. For now. I’m not too happy with the mobile navigation menu on this theme, because it throws all the pages in one long list instead of showing just the top pages. I’ll deal with it ’til I find something better, though.
I’ve made a little progress in getting more quotes into the database, but it will probably take years to get that back to where it was.
At some point, all of the many, many thousands of quotations that were stored on my blog went 404. That’s highly annoying. I have many more, but it’s going to take a lot of work to get them uploaded. The first file I came across in my archives was all about chocolate, so that’s all that’s in the database at the moment. (I do like chocolate, but not to the exclusion of all else!) I’ll work on getting the others put in place after I do the more urgent site updates.
Edited to add: Ack! I found an old comment that said there had been 13,064 quotes in the database back in 2008! I don’t think I have THAT many in my other files!
I’m tired of maintaining umpty-leven web sites, so I’m moving things off my subsidiary sites and back to this one. There may be some oddities and broken links here and there for a bit as a result. I’m trying to update a lot of things as I go, so it’s going to take some time to complete this project.