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Hannah’s New Boots

Published December 31, 2014 by konchk

When I was little,  I was absolutely obsessed with the children’s book, Hannah’s New Boots, by Cecilia something.  Mainly because the main little girl had my name. Why I fell so in love with it… beats me!
For Christmas, my parents were determined to find that book for me (which was sadly out of print) and the matching red rain boots. Best. Christmas. Present. EVER.


As with many things I love, I lost those gorgeous boots and that lovely book. However, I am now determined to get them back! About a week ago, I got another pair of tall red boots (not rain boots quite yet…) but I am still working on it!
Still searching on Amazon for the book!

Hoping for a special new year 🙂


Crime and Punishment

Published June 10, 2014 by konchk

Crime and PunishmentBucket List Item # 108: Finish reading Crime and Punishment

Approximately 8 times, I have started this critically-acclaimed novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky, got wrapped up in life and what-not, and gave up  around 80 pages through. This is probably one of the biggest reason why finishing it is on my list. Some minor reasons include it being a classic, written by some genius or whatever, and some other thing I forgot.

This time around, however, I am determined to pull through. It was a bit difficult for that first chapter, or so…Just because this man’s way of writing is a bit odd (probably because originally written in Russian, in the 1800’s, and it’s Dostoevsky). However,  finally getting used to it, and am so far loving it. It really makes you think. And not so much in a great way…more so uncomfortably.

I can really get into Raskolnikov’s mind, and it kinda creeps me out. Dostoevsky pulls you into this guy’s life of poverty, paranoia, hypochondria, anxiety, isolation, and inconsistent behaviors. He really pulls you into the mind of a killer.

Like all old, Russian novels…it’s at least slightly depressing. I suggest reading it!