Monday, July 21, 2008


Just finished Stephenie Meyer's Eclipse. A few things, on Good Reads, I only gave it four stars because I did like New Moon better, but Eclipse stirred a lot of emotion in me, at least the last chapter. I cried. I was brokenhearted. I realized I can't stand Bella. I don't think that reaction is the author's intention. I want to excuse her choices because she's only 18, but it's all wrong. I feel that some very important decisions are glossed over, I don't know if the author doesn't want to go that deep, if it's because these are young adult books, but I have do have some issues.

I'm pretty sure my friend Pam believes I have lost my mind because I called her ranting about some of the issues have with Eclipse, it's supposed to be a story, I get that but I am one of those readers that lives what she's reading. I want to be sucked into the story, I want to feel the heartache of the characters, I want to get in their heads and understand why they make the choices they make.

I don't want to spoil the book for anyone who hasn't read it yet but if you also have issues with some of the plot, please feel free to email me at gulfskye at aol dot com I would love to discuss my issues with anyone who wants to talk about the book.

I do agree with Suz that Jacob is way too good for Bella.

Sunday, July 20, 2008


Ok I'm reading the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. I've had the books for ages and am just now getting around to reading them before Breaking Dawn is released in about two weeks.

I realize that everyone reading these books is IN LOVE with Edward. I'm not, I adore Jacob. I want Jacob to be Bella's true love. I understand that Edward is a vampire but I don't get the warm fuzzies about him like I do with Jacob and the movie trailer--the actor portraying Edward appears as miscast IMHO as Tom Cruise was when he portrayed Lestat. It's what I hate about books being made into movies. The illusion is gone and you forever see the actor as the character in the book--then again I never bought Tom Cruise as Lestat, that casting was so horrible in my opinion that I see Anne Rice's Lestat in my mind, not Tom Cruise. But you tend to see the actor instead of what you mind has created from the author's descriptions. I do understand that Edward's type of beauty may not exist on this earthly plane and we must make do but still, I had a vision in my mind of Edward and he's not the guy in the movie.

Olympic Stitching

I'm going to try to set up a blog for the Olympic Stitching challenge. I've been trying to come up with a banner for the blog. I hope to have it set up by the end of the week and we can make it a group blog if anyone is interested.

I am definitely saving my 13th Colony for the Olympics. I have plenty of other projects to work on between now and then.

Now we will forget this little rant when I write a book and sell the movie rights. Let's just hope I have a casting approval clause in my contract. Oh yeah, I dream big.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Olympic Stitching: Are You Ready?

Ok my life has finally gotten a little bit back to normal, whatever "normal" is. So the Olympics start 8-8-08 according to all the commercials. The way NBC chooses to air the events who really knows, but does anyone feel up to an Olympic stitching challenge this year?

What project have you put on hold? What project would you like to see finished? Let's get excited, pick up those needles and hoops(Qsnaps? In hand?--guess you'd be picking up those fingers right?)

Ok you have a few weeks to set an Olympic stitching goal so start pondering what you might like to finish over the Summer Olympic season.

Right now unless I manage to finish it before the opening ceremony is to finish 13th Colony Bay. If by some bizarre twist of fate I finish it before the first of August I will either get back to work on Village of Hawk Run Hollow or Sonne Spotte.