It probably happens to every bookworm from time to time. You are cruising along through a book and a character says something that makes you pause and go “Wow. That is me. Absolutely 100% me.” It could be positive, negative, happy, sad, neutral, whatever. It happens.
It happened to me tonight. Not for the first time and certainly not the last either. But for the first time it is something so incredibly poignant, I can not even find adequate words right now. All I can say is that this is exactly how I feel every single day of my life.
I worried I had screwed up my life beyond salvage many years ago, and I’d never have a normal life. That all around me were people who seemed to understand what life was all about, who made plans and looked forward to things. I stood outside, looking in through the glass. Other people celebrated milestones I couldn’t understand. Meanwhile, I was so busy getting through the chaos from one minute to the next, always promising myself that any day now I was going to get my act together, but I was always too busy or too distracted or too something, and I never did. Whenever good things happened in my life—and I was grateful that they did—it always seemed to have happened by accident, almost in spite of my plans rather than because of them. The truth was, I felt more comfortable when things were going wrong, because that was what I felt I deserved. ~ from Wicked Wisteria by Angela Pepper
Until next time, y’all. xoxo
Little Felted Dogs by Saori Yamazaki
Being a generally crafty person, I am interested in many different crafts. Felting is one of those things I have always wanted to try but just have not gotten around to it and I honestly am not sure where to start with it. When I saw this book I thought it would be great to have for when I do finally get around to learning the craft. I like that some basics of felting are included for beginners. The dogs made are adorable though I am sure they take practice to get them right. I feel like this book is more for advanced beginner/experienced felters than those like me who are totally new to it. I wish there were more breeds included than there are as well. Not that 24 breeds is not generous, but most of the breeds I had hoped to see included were not. Perhaps with practice I can learn on my own how to create the breeds I would like to make.
Overall a cute book, and I am pleased to have it added to my collection. If you want to know more about this book click here.
I received this book from Blogging For Books for this review.