And a week has gone by without a post! But thank goodness for Kat’s Unraveled linkups — they give me the motivation to share what’s going on around here. If you love to read and/or knit, take a peek at Kat’s blog today!
Last week I shared the progress on my Old Romance sweater, but I haven’t knitted a stitch since that post, so there’s no update on that front.
But since last week’s post, I finished The Gown by Jennifer Robson and adored it! So cozy and full of embroidery and British history. There was a romance story line that didn’t totally overtake the whole novel – perfection.
I’ve started The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates and am about 200 pages into it. I really, really want to like this novel but am having a tough time with it. The writing is beautiful and Coates does a great job of illustrating how this country was built on the backs of others. But the story is really confusing me; I think it’s supposed to be confusing because the main character is also very confused, but it’s been difficult to follow. I’m sticking with it because I love books about The Underground Railroad and I love what this author has to say. I’m just hoping that I get swept away by the story very soon.
I think my ambivalence towards The Water Dancer is compounded by the fact that my desk is full of library books right now: The Dutch House, Plainsong, and One for the Blackbird One for the Crows. There are so many books that I want to get to!! (Not to mention the stack of Wendell Berry novels that I’ve purchased in the last month.)
Thanks for stopping by today! Have you read The Water Dancer yet? Please tell me that it gets better and that I should stick with it!