Week 20! That sounds very funny to my fingers as I type it. Can we possibly be almost halfway through the strangest year of many of our lives? What a bizarre notion!
Yet, here we are in week 20 and it’s Wednesday! On Wednesday I join Kat at As Kat Knits for her Unraveled link up – a group of knitters and readers who share their weekly progress. It’s a wonderful group of bloggers, so please go visit them!
Finished This Week:
Cozy mystery series are hitting the spot for me right now. I finished three this week and was wrong about the killer in every one! I love it when that happens.
A Room Full of Bones is the fourth Ruth Galloway mystery and was an enjoyable one. I love the characters in Ruth’s life and am so curious to see Ruth and Nelson’s relationship change over time. I don’t know what’s going to happen between them, but I can’t wait to see!
Murder at the Vicarage introduces Miss Jane Marple. The villagers of St. Mary Mead are in full gossip mode when there’s a murder in the study at the vicarage. Christie gives us such a wide set of suspects and enjoys bending the story to make the mystery difficult to solve!
Raven Black is the first in the Shetland series. I was hesitant to read this series because I’ve seen so many of the episodes when the series was on Netflix, but there was no need to be nervous because I’ve already forgotten so many of them! I was genuinely surprised by the killer in Raven Black and enjoyed reading about the Shetland landscape. One day I’ll visit!!
I haven’t read The Hobbit since high school, but it’s time to return to The Shire. I always think Spring is the best season to visit Bilbo in his snug hole in the ground – something about the daffodils and everything starting to green up. I’ve mentioned on this blog before that I wish there were entire books about life in the Shire, but I suppose spending time with Miss Marple in St. Mary Mead is pretty close!
I love Megan Miranda! I’ve started The Last House Guest on audio and am already hooked. I get so excited about books set in Maine and unreliable narrators!
I’m making slow but steady progress with my Birkin. I’m finally on the hem! It’s a split hem, which I’ve never attempted before, but it’s been easy so far! I’ve finished the back hem and am now on to the front, less than an inch to go! and then “all” that’s left is the dreaded sleeves!
I saw that Kat queued Kirsten Kapur’s newest knit along starting on June 1st which tempted me. I don’t tend to do mystery knit alongs (or any knit alongs) because I can’t keep up with the clues and I worry that I won’t like the pattern. But I decided to take the plunge because it’s been years since I did one and it feels like a little community is just what I need right now. Solidarity! So yesterday I bought the pattern and ordered some yarn (from knitpicks because I don’t want to spend a ton of money on this project!), and am now excited for June 1st. Anyone else joining along?
How has your week been treating you so far? Are you reading or working on anything you especially love? Do you have any book recommendations for me? I’d love to hear from you!