Saturday, May 28

Nessie on This Side of Paradise

This is my finished product! As an example, I wrote a letter in the role of an immigrant writing home to his family after a week in a new country, and folded it into a crane, following the video I posted yesterday. It's amazing how easy it is to do a second time! Really, I think that I could probably do it again by myself, so that really is saying a lot, don't you reckon? Granted, it does look a bit like the Loch Ness monster.

I certainly hope that you all have similar success if you give it a go. I also had a look at some 'magic balls', and had my living daylights stunned straight out of me like frightened rabbits! Have a peek on Youtube at origami magic balls. That is just not fair, I think. How incredible is it?

By the way, I bought two new books today, on the spur of the moment! It was quite something, actually! I was in Borders, (which to my utter dismay and incredulity is closing down), and bought F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon and This Side of Paradise. And they are beautiful copies too - gorgeous textured cardboard hard cover with crisp, metallic geometrically patterned dust jackets. They are very VERY pretty, (pretty being a word that I use with unbelievable sincerity and solemnity), and I am in agony thinking about how long it is going to take me to read the next three or four books before I will get to read them! Uurghh! Isn't it incredible how the to-read list of a book-lover is the only to-do list on earth that will NEVER EVER IN ETERNITY stop growing! Do you ever get frantic wondering how you are going to get the time in your life to read everyone that you feel you have to? I know it's not possible that I'm the only one!
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  1. I definitely get a little panicky. For my birthday last year, my mom asked our whole family (a group of very SERIOUS readers) to make a list of books that EVERYONE should read. So I am starting with that list.

  2. Oooo! Yes? What are some of the things on the list? I have to read my new Fitzgerald books, but I also want to read To Kill a Mockingbird, The Catcher in the Rye and The Picture of Dorian Gray... hopefully all before the end of the year, but you know how it is! Other books enter your life and you end up giving them all your attention!


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