On Wednesdays I link up with Kat at As Kat Knits to share what I’ve been reading and knitting lately. Check out her blog for more inspiration!
I’m still plugging away at my Old Romance sweater (ravelry link). The picture above is the same one I posted a few weeks ago because I didn’t manage to traipse out in the snow and rain yesterday to snap anything new! I have about 2 inches left on the body until I can start the ribbed hem. I’m getting there!
Last week I shared that I was struggling with The Water Dancer. On Wednesday night, I decided to abandon it. I felt bad because I wanted to support this author and love the things he has to say, but this novel wasn’t working for me. Life is short and there are too many books!
I immediately picked up The Dutch House and flew through it. (Bonus: I’m seeing now that the audiobook is narrated by Tom Hanks. Sweet!) This book wasn’t what I was expecting, but it was amazing. The characters are compelling, their stories are fascinating, and humans are just so complicated. I saw a lot of my own dysfunctional characteristics on display, which drew me even closer. Now I want an entire book from Maeve’s perspective. Ann Patchett, are you there? Are you reading this??
Right now I’m reading One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow by Olivia Hawker. I’m sort of in the same situation as I was last week: I want to finish it but I’m having a hard time getting excited about it. It’s a western that features two families who have unexpectedly found themselves without husbands and fathers as winter approaches. It has outstanding ratings on both Amazon and Goodreads with several reviews saying that they had a hard time getting going but really enjoyed it in the end. I’m about 150 pages into it and don’t know where to draw the line. I think I’ll try again tonight after the kids go to bed – if I’m not more excited, then I’m moving on to Plainsong!
What has kept your mind occupied lately?