Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Book Talk

So, let's see what have I been reading...

I just started reading Makers by Cory Doctorow. I got the book for Josh in December and now I am reading it upon his recommendation. It's a book set in the not so distant future in a sort of prediction on what will happen to large corporations and Silicon Valley when the rise of micro businesses takes over how we produce and buy things. I am sure I'll have more to say on it after I finish, but I am excited about it so I thought I'd mention it.

Another one I recently read is The Maze Runner by James Dashner. I was really glad to see that this is going to be a Trilogy because there's some really great stuff here. You can see where James is inspired by Golding's Lord of the Flies, but he takes it to another level and adds technology that we haven't seen before. I highly recommend this and I can't wait to read the next two books! I've already talked about this one but I thought I'd do it again and add a cover for you.

I also finally read Arch Enemy by Frank Beddor. The final book in the Looking Glass Wars Trilogy. Imagine that Alice really was from Wonderland and that Lewis Carroll got it all wrong, including spelling Alyss' name wrong. Wonderland is at war and imagination may be lost forever. This is a thrilling end to a great series and I really do hope they'll make a movie soon.

I've also been doing some research on the ocean for my new book. Yes, portions of it will be underwater with all sorts of creatures and lost cities. So far there's more in my head than on the page but I really like where it's going.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Bunny Has Clothes and a Torch

I am almost finished with my bunny for the Plush Olympics. Now she's got a snow suit and a torch. I've named her Athena. She still needs something but I haven't figured out what that is yet.

I've also covered one of the new Munny Raffys with yarn. He's still in progress, but he hasn't told me what he wants to look like yet.

Here's a shot of the bronze medal for the Plush Olympics in progress. I don't know what to put on the medal, maybe just a face. I was thinking of making them into animals but it didn't really work.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

More Rocks and the Plush Olympics

Yup. I've made more rocks. These are larger rocks that take one or two hands to hold properly making them extra huggable.

I've also got work in progress photos for the Plush Olympics hosted by Kristen at Schmancy. I got the Opening Ceremonies category and so far I've got a bunny. I am also making the medals for the winners of each category and there will be more on that later.

Oh, and I got new fabric today for posing my beasties for photos. What do you think?