Weep, all you lovers of Fili and Kili, for they are dead!!!!

Yes, I just got home from watching The Battle of the Five Armies. My eyes are raw, my nose is running, and my heart is broken. I CANNOT believe that Peter Jackson could be SO HEARTLESS. Yes, I knew that Fili, Kili, and Thorin were all going to die, but really?? You had to be so abrupt and not give us any closure by showing the burials?

Yes, I’m probably spoiling the movie for so many people. And I said I wasn’t going to be posting till the New Year, but I just had to tell someone that I was in weeping, sobbing hysterics by the time the credits rolled. 😦

*sigh* It will now take me a few months to recover from my broken heart.

I’ll be back again after the New Year. Have a wonderful, blessed Christmas. 🙂

a truth #15


It is a truth universally acknowledged….

….that leaving Middle Earth for the last time will be the cause of sadness and a little wistfulness.
And some tears.
Okay, a lot of tears.

If you’ve seen The Battle of the Five Armies, don’t tell me about it! I’ll find all about it soon….

RKLW {reading, knitting, listening, watching}


{A once-a-week post about what I’m reading, knitting, listening to, and watching.}
{Feel free to join along and link to your post in the comments.}

Reading: I’m reading, or have read, a lot of things this week. On the list, in no particular order:
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Lay Siege to Heaven and Citadel of God both by Louis de Wohl
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Ranger’s Apprentice: The Battle For Skandia by John Flanagan
A Sister’s Secret by Wanda E. Brunstetter
SummerHill Secrets by Beverly Lewis
The Complete Father Brown Stories by G. K. Chesterton

Knitting: A Honey Cowl, a pair of house socks (which were finished after this picture was taken!), and the mate to another sock. I had to *gulp* frog my Smaug socks because they were WAY too small. For those who don’t know, frogging is pulling out the knitting. It’s a dreadful thing to have to do, but it needed to be done so that I will be happy with the end result later on. It’s only bearable with deep breaths and chocolate.

Listening: The Return of the King soundtrack.

Watching: Holiday Inn, An Unexpected Journey, and The Desolation of Smaug. Rewatching the Hobbit movies in preparation for going to see The Battle of the Five Armies…. *sniff* I just know there will be many, many tears shed!! I’ll be sure to tell you all about it…

I’ll be taking a break from blogging for the next week, it being Christmas and all. 🙂 I hope you all have a wonderful, happy, and blessed Christmas.

What have you been reading, knitting, listening to, and watching? Leave a comment!

Divergent ~review


Divergent by Veronica Roth

Beatrice Prior has a choice to make. Now that she’s sixteen, she must choose which “faction” she will belong to for the rest of her life; Dauntless, Amity, Abnegation, Candor, or Erudite. Since she was born into Abnegation, Beatrice assumes that she will choose to stay there. That is, until her aptitude test results come back a little…odd. Or in another word, they are Divergent. Beatrice learns that she has equal aptitude for not just one group, but three. Which is not good, especially in a society that encourages loyalty to faction before blood and the necessity to have your purpose in life maintained. How is Beatrice, or Tris as she’s now known, supposed to survive being Divergent? Simple; pretend she isn’t. Walking that fine line is not for the faint hearted. It’s for the Dauntless…..

(Okay, I had fun writing the synopsis. 😉 ) I hadn’t heard about Divergent till I saw something about the movie coming out. My thoughts went something like this; oh, YA dystopian, Hunger Games knockoff, something like Matched, eh, no overwhelming desire to read it. I was curious, but my life wouldn’t have been over if I never read it. Plus, I’ve never seen it at the library. Convenient excuse, I know. 🙂 So, when I was sitting at the library for three hours on Sunday, I spotted it and decided, why not? There’s nothing else to read.

As a general rule, I am not a huge fan of YA books. Too much inappropriate content, drugs, swearing,…, etc. Sometimes I’ll find a rare book that is actually decent and readable. I wasn’t blow away by Divergent but I wasn’t irritated with it. I wasn’t thrilled with many of the choices that Tris made. She was unforgiving, leading to tragic consequences for another character, and brutal at times, but she was also selfless. I really liked her mother as a character, even though she was barely in the story. Yes, Divergent made me cry. I won’t say why, but it did. Then again, I cry reading most books.

As a book, Divergent was kind of Eh for me. I don’t think I’ll ever want to own it, but I will look out for the rest of the series. Maybe since I’m reading them after the craze, I’ll be able to find them easier! Yeah, sure, keep on dreaming…

(P.S. Like this post if you love the snowmen mugs!)

Have you read Divergent? What did you think of it? Leave a comment!

change of plans…

Weeeellllll…………. I had planned to write a post about the Hobbit today. Book, not movies. But, one really can’t do a review justice when you haven’t reread the book…. Spending three hours at the library with other books is a reason… I’m reading Divergent right now. I kinda missed all the hype about it. First time I ever heard about Divergent was when the movie came out. I really have no desire to watch the movie, but I was curious about the book.

I’ll be watching the first two Hobbit movies this week in anticipation for the Battle of the Five Armies. I’ll be sure to review them for you! 🙂

RKLW {reading, knitting, listening, watching}


{A once-a-week post about what I’m reading, knitting, listening to, and watching.}
{Feel free to join along and link to your post in the comments.}

Reading: The Complete Father Brown Stories by G. K. Chesterton. Yes, still working my way through it. I’m demonstrating my ability to read and knit while holding the book open with my toes. Odd, isn’t it?

Knitting: Smaug socks! (Click for link) *grumble, grumble* I’m a little worried that Smaug may triumph over me. I’ve turned the heel and I’m working on the gussets right now. I hope it isn’t too snug! There might have to be a good deal of blocking… Only problem? No sock blockers….

Listening: The Nutcracker! I’ve had this record for years. And I only paid 25 cents for something I listen to all year round. 🙂

Watching: Oh, North and South, I do love thee. I’m not thrilled that the library put a sticker over Richard Armitage’s face! Talk about uncool much. I love the mini-series to death, so now I want to find the novel. Did you like it?

What are you reading, knitting, listening to, or watching? Leave a comment!