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August 5, 2022


night game, adaptation, and let’s talk
posted by soe 12:13 am

Mets at Nationals

Three beautiful things from my past week:

1. A lovely night with Rudi at the ballpark ended with a Mets win and the thunderstorm not moving in until after we’d biked back home.

2. Love and Gelato got off to a bit of a rocky start for me with some significant details changed from the book early on, but in the end they didn’t affect much of the story.

3. A former coworker and I have plans to catch up tomorrow. I’m very much looking forward to talking with him.

How about you?

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August 4, 2022


early august unraveling
posted by soe 1:04 am

Early August Unraveling

My shawl remains closer to start than to finish. In fact, I haven’t touched it other than to move it from place to place in a week, which probably means it’s time to put it aside and look at finishing some other pieces.

Also closer to start than finish is Linda Holmes’ Flying Solo, but only because I’ve only had it a few days. I’m enjoying it quite a bit so far, and appreciated that it’s the same town where part of her earlier novel is set.

Head over to As Kat Knits to see what others are reading and crafting.

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August 2, 2022


top ten books set in a place i’d like to visit
posted by soe 12:29 pm

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic from That Artsy Reader Girl asks us to share books that are set someplace we’d like to go. Here are my list of ten:

  1. Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Mexico)
  2. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (PEI, Canada)
  3. Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch (Tuscany, Italy)
  4. The Hamish Macbeth series by M.C. Beaton (Scotland)
  5. Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern (Ireland)
  6. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren (Sweden)
  7. Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley (Australia)
  8. Saint Young Men by Hikaru Nakamura (Japan)
  9. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan (Singapore)
  10. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (Channel Islands)

How about you? Are there books you’d recommend set in places you’d like to visit someday?

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