Thursday, January 29, 2009

Lego

Okay, as I mentioned before, I received some Legos for Christmas from Josh and while I haven't built anything too amazing yet, I did find this website for Nathan Sawaya who does amazing things with Lego bricks. Check it out - it's amazing!!




Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Igor


Okay, you simply must watch Igor! This is surprisingly bouncing up to one of my new favorite animated films. The touches of dark humor accompanied with a fantastic soundtrack (which unfortunately can't be purchased - just the intrumental songs) had me laughing and thoroughly enjoying myself.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The cars won't start, can you guess why?



Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Eye Contact by Cammie McGovern

This month's book is about a young autistic boy who witnesses the murder of a fellow classmate. It took a while for the book to really draw me in and then even when it did, it felt like it was hard to feel close to any of the characters. I didn't feel like I had been given enough to really know any of them. The author seemed intent on keeping you guessing and scratching your head, which is great - in moderation. I think I've read maybe a handful of books with autistic characters, though, so it was interesting, especially when I found out the author has a son who is autistic, so she's writing from actual experience when it comes to that aspect of the novel. I really didn't feel emotionally attached to the book, though (I tend to really get into books when I read them). It wasn't particularly thrilling, and while parts of it were definitely mysterious, the writing often felt scattered.

So after reading that I moved on to "Dewey" which I read in two days and laughed and cried and if you're a cat lover than you have to read it!
How can you not love that face?! He truly sounded like a very special cat.