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Jayashri KAL Starts Tomorrow!!


il_340x270.435784555_jelp copyThat’s right friends and neighbors, it’s time! I am so excited to be hosting my first KAL with the wonderful Stacy over at Musings and Motion. If you are still interested, it is always open to anyone with the wild urge to make a sweater! ūüôā

** The Details **

  • The pattern we are doing is the¬†Jayashri¬†Sweater¬†available from Knit Picks.
  • There is NO TIME LIMIT to this KAL – this is meant to be fun, not stressful!
  • We would love to see pictures of how things are going – just link back to All Night Knits¬†– even use the spiffy banner I’ve attempted to make above if you please.
  • I myself am going to do a post every MONDAY on my KAL progress. You can do the same or whatever day you please – Again. This is supposed to the a fun, communal thing.
  • Don’t feel like posting a blog? Why not POST ON TWITTER! We are using the hashtag #kalAllNight – post pictures or questions any time or any day, I’ll be there!

** THE AWESOME MUSING AND MOTIONS GIVEAWAY! **

If you are all set and ready to go between September 16th and September 27th check out¬†‚Üí¬†THIS LINK¬†‚Üź¬†from Stacy over at Musings and Motion for her FREE Ravelry¬†Pattern Participant Giveaway! Details also listed below¬†‚Üď

This Monday, September 16, 2013, Rachel from All Night Knits and I will begin the Jayashri Knit-Along! To get you even more excited about knitting this gorgeous pullover sweater by Meghan Jones, we are going to buy some lucky participant a knitting pattern from their Raverly queue. All you have to do to enter is comment below with a link to your blog post or twitter feed that features a photo of your cast-on row (or more).  I will randomly choose a winner from all entrants. This giveaway will begin on Monday when the KAL officially starts and will end on Friday, September 27. This gives you two weeks to get cast-on. I will announce the winner here on Saturday, September 28.  Happy knitting!

** THE PATTERN **

Need another look at the gloriously awesome pattern Stacy found? Here it is!

Hope to hear from all of you soon – I feel like a little kid on Christmas Eve! Keep a look out for more giveaway fun, goodies, participation banners and links.

RaT Day #5 – Cover Title Scramble & A Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On!


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So the challenge for today is pretty self explanatory – Love.Life.Read has given us the lists and we are to try to crack 5 for each month. I have to say that my OCD driven mind is SO PLEASED with this challenge – this type of puzzle is right in my wheel house! Do I have it in me to figure it out? Well, lets give it a whirl shall we?

May Titles:

  1.  hte   h5t   vewa РThe 5th Wave ( By Rick Yancey)
  2.  eht   scetrsahnen РThe Enchantress (Michael Scott)
  3. ginwre – Winger (Smith Andrew and Sam Bosma)
  4.  sujt   neo   skis РJust One Kiss (By Susan Mallery)
  5. yan   shduesc  lwil   od РAny Duchess Will Do (By Tessa Dare)
  6.  ti   dha   ot   eb    uyo РIt Had To By You (Jill Shalvis)
  7. tols  dan   dfnuo РLost and Found (Nicole Williams)
  8.  het   yelbon  gnki РThe Boleyn King ( Laura Andersen)
  9.  neoc  noup   a   niprec РOnce Upon a Prince ( Rachel Hauck)
June Titles:
  1. het   nomo   dan  remo  РThe Moon and More (Sarah Dessen)
  2. egies  dna   ormts РSiege and Storm (Leigh Bardugo)
  3. rtas    dsceur  РStar Cursed (Jessica Spotswood)
  4. teswe  lsat   ira  РSweet Salt Air (Barbara Belinsky)
  5. het   crenwmeo РThe Newcomer (Robyn Carr)
  6. veorfre   oto   rfa РForever too Far (Abbi Glines)
  7. het  miatng   fo  deyrr  uanacvhga РThe Taming of Ryder Cavanaugh (Stephanie Laurens)
  8. wot  fo  a  dnki РTwo of a Kind (Susan Mallery)
  9. neo   etswe  deri РOne Sweet Ride (Jaci Burton)
  10. hwta  hte   kedu   sesdeir РWhat the Duke Desires (Sabrina Jeffries)
  11. 11) kifagn   ti РFaking It (Cora Carmack)
July Titles:
 

1) fi   het  ohes   tisf  РIf the Shoe Fits (Megan Mulry)
2) eth   eegd   fo  vnere РThe Edge of Never (J. A. Redmerski)
3) rfits  gisht   a   veonl  РFirst Sight: a Novel (Danielle Steel)
4) utre   lvoe  РTrue Love (Jude Deveraux)
5) ehtre   tletil   rdswo Р Three Little Words (Susan Mallery)
6) eht   gniht  si  velia РThe Night is Alive (Heather Graham)
7) feprcte  gifln  РPerfect Fling (Carly Phillips)
8) scoeh  hte   gronw   ugy   veag   imh  het  gwonr  gefrni Р Chose the Wrong Guy Gave Him the Wrong Finger (Beth Harbison)
9) meoh  ot   kewihsy   kecre РHome to Whiskey Creek (Brenda Novak)

August Titles:
  1.  lafl   fo   veif РFall of Five (Pittacus Lore)
  2. wrnco    fo    gdminhit РCrown of Midnight (Sarah J. Maas)
  3. hte   desah  fo  het   onom РThe Shade of the Moon (Susan Beth Pfeffer)
  4. sero  bahrro   ni  mlobo РRose Harbor in Bloom (Debbie Macomber)
  5. eht   rohe РThe Hero (Robyn Carr)
  6. gib   ysk diwengd  РBig Sky Wedding (Linda Lael Miller)
  7. yatacasw  veoc  a  ltehrse  yab   venlo РCastaway Cove: A Shelter Bay Novel (JoAnn Ross)
  8. siht   rilg   a   veonl  РThis Girl: a Novel (Colleen Hoover)
  9. mtetapinto – Temptation (Sherryl Woods)

Yes, I did all of them…the Panic Monster insisted that I finish what I started. I should also mention that I have never heard of a single one of these books….how out of the loop am I?

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 ** Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin On **

Let’s do book shimmies! We made it through the week-long part of the read-a-thon!!! Congratulate yourself and your new bookish friends on their progress so far. Did you get as much read as you wanted to so far? Have you changed your goals for the 24-hr marathon read?
Despite what feels like doing loads of reading, I haven’t finished nearly as many books as I thought I would. So far I have finished:

And I am currently reading: Double Feature by Owen King

Joe Hill and author Owen King read "Double Feature".

Joe Hill and author Owen King read “Double Feature”.

So have I changed my plans for the 24 hour RaT? Not so much. I am going to read for a whole 24 hours, but I don’t want to feel pushed to put up big numbers. It doesn’t really matter how many books I read, just that I get to put aside time to catch up on all the reading that seems to have fallen by the wayside (or is buried under yarn). Either way I am very excited to participate – and also to see if I can sit still and read for 24 straight hours!

Read-a-Thon Day #3 – The Mysterious Page 99 Test


Since quite a few books suddenly turned up at the library today after sitting for months on our queue there is an abundance of new things to read! This is both a blessing and a curse; a blessing because books! YEA! and a curse because I really need to get on it. It seems a bit fortuitous that they all showed up during the read-a-thon. So here goes the 99 page test!

** Rules **

The object of the game is to pick a book you have not yet read, turn to page 99 and read that page. Then you give a synopsis of that page and tell us if, based only on that page, would you want to read this book.

  • The Good Nurse

    The Good Nurse

    The Book: The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder

  • The Author: Charles Graeber
  • The ISBN: 978-0-446-50529-1
  • The Synopsis: Page 99 outlines a conversations between two employee’s discussing the accidental overdose of two separate patients in their care. This isn’t a spoiler – the guy was found guilty. The two are mumbling against one another about whether or not these deaths are not a police matter due to the type of drugs found in each overdose. Is it an accident? Is it on purpose? Well – neither know, and they are both clearly befuddled about it and very hesitant to involve the authorities. To me, they both seem like weak, resistant members of a staff that couldn’t fathom the idea of purposeful overdoses occurring on their shift.
  • Would I Still Want to Read This Book: Yes! How could not want to read what happens next! Do they call the police? Do they ignore it and crazy nurse goes somewhere else? Do more people get hurt as a result of the huge decision based on what these two decided? How could you not want to know! Fact of the matter, it is going to be hard not to stop the book I am currently reading just to find out!