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I’ve gotten back to writing a bit. I’ve restrained myself from crocheting for a while. I’ve been reading this week though. I don’t get a chance to read very often. When I read, I tend to tune out the rest of the world, and if it’s really good I won’t take a break until I find a good stopping point. I can’t let myself do this very often with a four-year-old. This time I’m trying to spread it out over several days so I don’t completely ignore him.

A new book by one of my favorite authors just came out, “Raven’s Ladder” by Jeffrey Overstreet. His books are awesome, anybody who reads this should check out his Auralia Thread books. His writing is full of imagination, beauty, and fascinating characters. Every time I read one of his books, it inspires me to write more.

I don’t have much time to write today. I have to read some more, of course. Also, I need to catch up on dishes, etc. and still find time to play outside with my little man. The weather has finally become tolerable enough to go out. It’s been cold, icy, & icky for so long that I think he’s forgotten that the outdoors even exist.

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We weren’t able to buy many albums in 2008, but thanks to Paste Magazine & several websites offering free downloads (KEXP, NPR All Songs Considered podcast, Noise Trade, etc.) we still got a lot of individual songs. We now have a subscription to eMusic, so hopefully we’ll be able to get more full albums this year.

In alphabetical order by artist (because I hate making arbitrary decisions), these are my top 7 (strange number, I know) songs of 2008. I’ve italicized songs from albums we have in their entirety.

Skinny Love by Bon Iver

Monster by Bon Voyage

My Only Offer by Mates Of State

I Want to Belong to You by Katie Herzig

Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us by Sam Phillips

Why Do You Let Me Stay Here? by She & Him

And here are numbers 8-18 (alphabetical order again)

Furr by Blitzen Trapper

Valerie Plame by The Decemberists

Life Before Aesthetics by Denison Witmer

Oh No by KaiserCartel

Rattlin’ Bones by Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson

Charlie Darwin by The Low Anthem

Discipline by Nine Inch Nails

Aly, Walk with Me by The Raveonettes

Buildings & Mountains by The Republic Tigers

Lose You by Sandra McCracken

Amazing Grace (Give It Back) by Sixpence None The Richer

Life Of The Party by Waterdeep

I would have linked to all the websites, but that would take a lot more time than I should spend on this. I hope somebody will read this and discover some cool new music.

My husband just started a blog. He hasn’t posted his list yet, but I’ll try to get him to do it soon. It’s very similar to mine, actually. I’ve been blessed with a husband with mostly great taste in music. (And vice versa, I hope.)

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