We are in the middle of a lovely week in New Hampshire! Temperatures have stayed a bit higher than normal and we’ve had a tremendous amount of snow melt – it makes for muddy floors but lots of fun outside time! I am dreaming about vegetables and flowers, but I know that’s still going to be quite a while.
On Wednesdays I share the books I’ve been reading and my current knitting project. I love this practice – this weekly check-in truly helps me keep my mojo in both arenas. I feel like I’ve finally found the knitting/reading balance that I’ve always been looking for (for now)!
I also link up with two really great bloggers:
- Kat at As Kat Knits hosts Unraveled Wednesday – a weekly gathering of readers and knitters; and
- Sam at Taking on a World of Words hosts WWW Wednesday. The Ws stand for: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish? and What do you think you’ll read next?
And this month I’m also joining Yarnalong with Ginny!
Won’t you visit them and the other bloggers who link up on Wednesdays?
Finished this week:
This almost got listed in this week’s “abandoned” category and I have to admit that I did a lot of skimming just to finish this. I loved the idea of How to Do Nothing: resist all of the media conglomerates who profit from our addiction to social media and replace that time by forming a true sense of belonging in our physical environment. I agree with Jenny Odell 100%! But this ended up feeling like a personal essay that just kept going and going and going… It was full of personal anecdotes, with examples from the wisdom of her parents, experiences from several artists in residence positions that she’s held, and several tweets from her own Twitter feed. Plus, hundreds of pages about ancient philosophers that were difficult for me to follow. So – this didn’t work for me as much as I wanted it to!
This is such a weird little book! The characters are weird, their situations are weird, and I have no idea what’s going on. Weird, but do I like it? I can’t decide!! I only have about 10% left, so I hope I have decision when we meet again next week.
I’m so looking forward to Lethal White. I recently heard that JK Rowling has finished writing the manuscript for the 5th Cormoran Strike novel, so perhaps it will be published in 2020? I am determined to be ready for it!
I was very encouraged by everyone saying they also wanted to read more Agatha Christie this year! I hope Nemesis is as good as I want it to be.
A big thanks to Laila for recommending Bitter Orange to me in a recent comment! This sounds like an atmospheric and creepy read. I’m usually game for any novel that’s set in a dilapidated English country mansion!
And I hope to read Anne of Avonlea this month – the second in the Anne of Green Gables series – to keep up with my goal to read the whole series in 2020.
Last week my goal was to make it to hem of my current sweater and I’m there! Woohoo! I think I mentioned in Monday’s post that nap time knitting hasn’t been going so well, so I’m definitely happy with this progress. It looks a little short so I’m going to compare this with another sweater – I might decide to unravel and add a few inches to the body before finishing up on the hem. I was hoping to set a goal to finish a sleeve by next Wednesday, but sometimes unraveling must happen!
How has your week been? Has the weather been curiously spring-like in your neck of the woods? Or are you still feeling the full power of winter? Are you reading anything you want to share? Or working on a crafting project that you’re loving? Please tell me!