83cm / 151cm
More than halfway there.
The Unusual Suspects by Michael Buckley. 2nd in the Fairy Tale Detectives series. Two sisters, decended from the Brothers Grimm help their grandmother solve crimes. The catch is that they live in a town where all of the fairy tale characters have been trapped by a magic spell. Strong echoes of the DC comics series Fables, but still a good fun read.
Remembering Mrs. Rossi by Amy Hest. About a girl whose mother passed away. Very sad.
The Game by Diana Wynne Jones. An orphan infuriates her grandmother, though she doesn't understand why and gets sent to live with her cousins, where she gets pulled into "The Game", in which one of her cousins gives each of the others a mythological task to complete in the mythosphere. As usual, nothing is quite what it seems. This reminded me of Eight Days of Luke which I adored.
Blue by someone whose name I've forgotten. A story of the polio epidemic during World War II and a girl who takes care of her family when her father goes to war. Very powerful.
Harriet Tubman Secret Agent by something Allen. A nonfiction book about Harriet Tubman and other black spies during the (American) Civil War. Fascinating reading.
An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore. Another interesting book, low on text but packed with information about global warming.
Transformed: How Everyday Things Are Made by Bill Slavin. Does what it says on the tin. Two page illustrated spreads. Rather cool.
Corneila and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters by Lesley M. M. Blume. Not as interesting as I'd expected, and there were a few coincidences too many, but I liked Cornelia.
Go No author listed. A DK book, which pretty much says it all. It crams all sorts of transportation methods from foot travel to space travel into two page spreads. Interesting features included fold out spreads of a train station, bus station, airport, etc. with comments from passengers and staff, fold out spreads of various types of transportation reduced to their component (labelled) parts, and the two page spread on barf bags. :)
Less than 30 left. :)
My work so far
I finished two projects.
I finished the Tipsy Knitter Socks
And the Mixed-Up Sweater
Next up is a shawl to go with the dress for my cousin's wedding.