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March 7, 2018

first march unraveling
posted by soe 1:37 am

I’m joining Kat for her weekly Unraveled Wednesday:

First March Unraveling

As I showed yesterday, my current knitting is Fée Dragée, which I think of as my “Go, go, Gryffindor!” socks, even though my gold is technically a peachy orange when not rammed up against red yarn.

My reading is a little all over the place right now, but in a good way, I think. My fantasy chunkster is Laini Taylor’s Strange the Dreamer, which is significantly overdue at the library and which will start accruing late fees if I don’t return it this weekend. My historical fiction, which I just started tonight, is Amor Towles’ A Gentleman in Moscow. It’s probably not something I would have picked up on my own (although I probably added it to TBR mountain when it came out), but it is routinely cited by my book group as a favorite, so I figured I’d give it a shot. The first couple chapters were funny, in a wry sort of way, so I’m hopeful even though adult novels wherein a protagonist must stand up against an oppressive regime usually end poorly. The slight book next to my sock is Beastgirl and Other Origin Myths, by local poet Elizabeth Acevedo, which I treated myself to on my birthday and which I have tucked into my knitting bag. She has a new YA novel out this week, but I want to finish her poetry collection before moving on. Finally, in my ears I have Ta-Nahesi Coates’ latest essay collection, We Were Eight Years in Power. I’m up to year four and have not yet canceled my hold request for the print copy, because I think I might want to read certain sections (such as tonight’s on the Civil War) with my eyes, where I can better process and retain information I want to refer to later.

How about you? Are you reading or crafting anything interesting?

Category: books,knitting. There is/are 3 Comments.

A Gentleman in Moscow was one of the best books I read last year. And, I love the ending – it is absolutely not what you expect! I hope you like it!

Comment by AsKatKnits 03.07.18 @ 9:54 am

I’m going to spend tonight taking back a few inches of lace. Sigh. I wish I hadn’t tried to rush it during our car ride today. Oh well. It will be worth it in the end. Reading : A Stash of One’s own. Just a chapter at a time

Comment by kathy b 03.07.18 @ 6:20 pm

@kathy b: Ugh! I’m sorry!

@Kat: Oh! I hope you’re right!

Comment by soe 03.10.18 @ 1:32 am