I’m joining Kat at As Kat Knits to share what I’ve been reading and knitting lately. If you’re looking for inspiration, please click over to her blog and visit some of the other bloggers in the linkup! I have an odd smattering of books and some exciting knitting progress to share with you this week – including a spoiler for Clue 2 of the TTL MKAL.
Finished This Week:
I didn’t think I was going to have any finishes this week given how glued I’ve been to the television, but I’m happy to share two books with you.
I finished White Nights, the second in the Shetland series, on audio. I am loving this series! Again – I was shocked by the murderer. I love getting to know the people on the Shetland Islands. I had no idea there were so communities scattered about, but worry that there are so many murders!! (Just kidding, please know that I realize this is a fictional series.)
Atomic Habits has been on my radar since it was published and I was waiting for my state’s Overdrive system to purchase it but they never did. So I got the Kindle edition and quickly gobbled it up. It’s one of the best books on building good habits that I’ve ever read. There are a ton of examples and strategies sprinkled throughout that were helpful. I’m already incorporating many of the principles to help make more healthy food choices.
Unfortunately I haven’t made any more progress on The Library of Legends, but it’s still on my Kindle and waiting for me to return.
Red Bones is my current audio and the third Shetland book. I do remember this episode from the TV series – the visual of the archeology dig was a stunning one on screen – but I don’t remember the resolution, so I’m happy about that. The characters in this one are fascinating and I’m listening to it as often as possible throughout the day. I started it on Sunday and am 70% through it!
I started Anne of Ingleside last week and am not enjoying it. I want to continue with the series and have found that the quality of one has no bearing on the next book in line, but I have no desire to pick this one up when I have a few minutes to read. That’s not a good sign!
I currently have a stack of library books and a lot of new books on my Kindle that I’m itching to get to, which may account for some of my reluctance to sit down with Anne of Ingleside and The Library of Legends. So I’m trying to take deep breaths and focus on one book at a time!
I finished a sleeve on my Birkin! And after I took this picture, I started the second sleeve. I’m in the home stretch now, but I am so bored with this project, y’all. I want to abandon it altogether, but I keep telling myself to work on it just a few days each week and it will get done. Finishing this by the end of June be a test of my willpower!
The second clue for the TTL MKAL was released on Monday and it drowned out everything else in my life. Friends, I’m really enjoying this pattern! As soon as I start to get bored with one motif, it shifts into something else entirely. I’m so glad I decided to join this knit along and didn’t stick to what I was planning to knit this summer!
That’s it for me today! I hope the rest of the week brings you happiness, good books, and some wonderful woolen projects. I plan to be back on Friday with some picture from the week.