knitting: believe it or not, i'm still working on projects i can't yet talk about publicly. so instead you get a picture of a baby bib o'love (rav link) that i knit for the new baby sister of one of the girls in my girl scout troop. i promise i'm working as diligently as possible to finish up this last secret project (it's a bit of a doozie) and then will get back to things that i can speak openly about.
reading: i actually just finished reading excession by iaian m. banks this morning and i have to say, in my humble opinion ,this is his weakest book that i have read. the set up was his usual fantastic twisting of different worlds and storylines, but it all fell apart at the end in a pile of weakly manufactured plot twists and sentimentality. i will of course continue to read his books, because the man is a genius, but this book is definitely at the bottom of my ranking of works so far.
how do the rest of you feel? can you excuse a poor ending if the rest of the book is well written, or are you just left with a bad taste in your mouth that ruins the whole experience of reading the book?