Daily Progress 11 March 2010

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
is coming slowly for me.  I’m on page 99 now, but still don’t have much to discuss.  In addition to wanting to avoid spoilers, I don’t feel like I’ve settled into the book yet.  I enjoy the writing style, but I don’t feel like I’m getting to know the characters well.  I’m not sure if it’s the narrator’s point of view, and/or if the author is revealing the characters slowly on purpose.  I am definitely intrigued enough to want to learn more about the characters.

I watched seasons 1 and 2 of The Guild on Netflix streaming.  This is the first I’ve seen of the series.  On Netflix, each season is compiled into a single video, which was really nice for viewing.
As blasphemous as some people may find it, I prefer trade paperback compilations of comics to picking up each issue as they come out.  I get irritated enough with books that end each chapter on a cliffhanger, only to switch to another character’s point of view for the next chapter.  Overall, I prefer experiencing a whole story at once.  I think this preference extends to The Guild.  That is, I am not sure I could have gotten into the story if I had started watching it when it was coming out, so I’m glad I was able to watch seasons 1 and 2 straight through.


blanket panels
current blanket panels

I have 3 panels of my knit blanket completed, and am working on a 4th. Honestly, it’s coming more slowly than I expected. When Ashlyn and I first started knitting in Governor’s School, I feel like we finished a whole scarf or hat every day. These panels don’t even add up to half a scarf. It’s true that I haven’t knitted for awhile, so I’m getting back in the groove, but it’s also possible that I’m remembering incorrectly.