August is traditionally a finishing month for me, so I’ve got several WiPs (works in progress) out and in circulation. The vanilla socks from the spring have a second heel flap coming along, and I’ve nearly reached the halfway point of my yarn on my Hitchhiker. Both remain easy knits, and I’m optimistic I’ll be crossing the finish line with them during the Olympics (and their accompanying knitting event, the Ravellenic Games).
Bookwise, I’ve been averaging a couple books a week this summer. The two I’m actively reading right now are The Game of Love and Death, which maybe I’d categorize as magical historical realism? It’s definitely historical fiction, set in Seattle 1937, and featuring two humans, Henry and Flora, who are unwitting contestants in the title competition between immortals. I’m enjoying it so far, but Death is a cunning foe, and I fear we’re going to see more of her as the pages turn.
The other book is my newest acquisition, the latest project from Jo Rowling, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. It’s the working script of the play currently being staged in London’s West End, so while it’s good, it’s not as good as a novel. (I’m totally biased here.) I’ve heard that reading it aloud makes it pop, so I may give that a go after I’ve read it once. (Or maybe I’ll see if there’s an audiobook version at the library. It was nice to see one thing revealed I’d always thought should happen, so that’s rewarding. Jo has asked audiences (and readers) to #KeeptheSecrets, so that’s as much as I’ll give away.
Yarning along with Ginny at Small Things.