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Kate: Bobble Purse

Look! I made a thing! A pretty thing! Head on over to sew make believe to read about it.

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In a shocking turn of events, I managed to a) make it to our latest sew make believe meeting and b) (even more surprising) make something!

That something was this gorgeous bobble purse. It was made from a kit which Zoë bought me for my birthday from the wonderful Berylune. I managed to make the whole purse in an evening, making the perfect kind of craft for me to do. The kit had everything needed (apart from scissors, needle and pins) to make the purse and the instructions were clear and easy to follow. All in all, I was very impressed with the kit and very, very happy to have made something.

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Book Club: Perks of Being a Wallflower

I loved this book very much and probably exactly equal to the amount I loved the film. I rooted for the protagonist Charlie throughout the book and the reveal about what had happened to him might not have had the same impact as the corresponding moment in the film but was crushing nonetheless.
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On Wednesday night, we gathered at Berylune for our book club chat. Overall, the group enjoyed the book although some more than others. A coming of age story of a troubled teen in 1990s America, the book takes you through a year in the life of Charlie.

I had seen the film (written by the book’s author Chbosky) and had loved that and the book didn’t disappoint. Other comments from our members:

‘I’m wondering if I will feel more for the characters after I’ve seen the film.’

‘I really enjoyed this book. It took me back to the 90s and reminded me of My So-Called Life.’

‘I really liked the references to other books. Having read lots of them, it added a new dimension to reading the story and understanding the characters.’

Our next book club meeting will be online only. Our next book is Celia Rees’s This is Not…

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