Lazy Sunday Thoughts: Chains, Books, Crochet and Smurfs (Oh My!)

Hello Smurflings*! How is your Sunday? I'm listening to the whine of race cars coming from the TV after the silence of a short power outage. Oh well.

If you've been paying attention, you'd have heard that the American chain bookstore Borders is closing its remaining stores. The news sparked a plethora of blog posts, some trying to figure out why it happened, some lamenting the loss, some not. There was a discussion about independent book stores at the same time. Last week, I complained about the news that the Canadian chain (our only bookstore in my area) will be selling fewer books. How long will it be until the only place to buy the books you want will be online? As it is now, I'm buying more books from online stores this year than I ever have before. I'm waiting impatiently for my last order.

This week I received Don't Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life by Sandra Beasley. Since I have a child with a peanut allergy, I ended up reading this right away and I have opinions on it. I'll share them later this week. In the photo, the book is resting on a crochet trivet I made this week. It wasn't a hard project but it's not one I'll make again. 

Speaking of crochet, Margaret Atwood is now a member of Ravelry, though still no project by her is up on the site yet. Makes me wonder if there are other authors on the popular knit and crochet site. There are quite a few "Fans of ...." groups on there. I love it when my 2 favorite hobbies come together. If you knit or crochet, you should join up. It's a great place to find and share new projects.

*I have Smurfs on the brain. I've been complaining about the new Smurf movie. They've put smart-alecky remarks in the mouths of the little blue guys to make them more hip. Smurfs are not supposed to be hip! They've ruined them!


  1. I sure hope the day never comes when you can only purchase books online.

  2. I'm still debating seeing the smurf movie. I wanted to take my younger son out to do something special while his brother is at camp and this is the only movie that will be in the theater that is appropriate and that he hasn't seen. But I really don't want the smurfs ruined for me forever.

  3. I will be anxious to see what you thought of the allergy daughter has a peanut allergy too.


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