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Let’s try this

For those of you that like to know what I’m reading, I’ve added a tab at the top of the page. We’ll have to see if I can get in the habit of keeping it up to date. I won’t try to go back and and add all the books I’ve read but I did add the ones most recently finished.

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What I’m reading

Finished up the last of the HeartStrings blocks and plan to pack them and assemble the top in GA after all our company leaves. It will be hectic until Tuesday afternoon but then we’ll have a few quite days. I’m SOOOO glad I splurged for my birthday last year and bought a sewing machine for there.

Packed some knitting to take along too. The Votex shawl is coming along well and I might even be able to finish it. It’s hard to tell really because I’m not sure how many more rows I have and the rows get longer and longer. I’ve got a couple small projects too just in case.

Your comments were interesting on the question of how much you’d pay for a knitting pattern. I do understand that it takes a lot of time to write, test, and publish a pattern … I’ve not written a knitting pattern but certainly have provided a lot of quilting instructions.

As I said when I responded to several comments, at a certain price point, I’m going to opt to spend my money on a book that has multiple patterns AND one that I can look at before I buy … Or in the case of Amazon, return it if its not what I expected. And speaking of books, a new one arrived today … Knitting on the Edge

In other reading …
My current audiobook is Colonel Roosevelt . I’m really enjoying this one and have enjoyed the two previous ones … I may actually be adapting to listening to a book although it’s reserved just for knitting. I still prefer to read a book myself.

My current Kindle book is The Distant Land of my Father, a novel of Shanghai.

I also bought the book To Our Children’s Children: Preserving Family Histories for Generations to Come. I’m reading though it and choosing questions I’d like my Mom to answer for me about herself and her family. I email her one a day and so far she’s been really good about answering. I’m already learning things about her that I didn’t know even with having asked her a lot this last year or so since I’ve been working on the family genealogy.

And one last book related item. Overdrive has updated their app and it’s much easier to use. I’m too cheap to buy audiobooks (talk about expensive!!!) so I use Overdrive to borrow them from my local library. They also have lots of ebooks but I share my Kindle books with my Mom and sister so I usually just buy them from Amazon. If you haven’t checked it out, you should!

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I haven’t posted my reading material in a while so I’ll catch up.

I’ve been working my way through Donna Leon’s mysteries that take place in Venice, Italy finishing both Suffer the Little Children (2007) and The Girl of His Dreams (2008).

I’m reading Laura Lippman’s novel And When She was Good and finished her novel The Girl in the Green Raincoat.

I just finished the book Reunion: A Search for Ancestors by Ryan Littrell

I’m still listening to audiobooks while knitting although I admit I’m still shocked at how much longer it takes to listen to a book than to read it. Tonight I finished Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian and started listening to The Grace of Silence by Michele Norris.

While I usually enjoy a good biography I wasn’t sure I wanted to listen this one that focused on race issues or should I say the issues of race but it’s read by the author herself who grew up here in Minneapolis and I’m finding it very interesting and enjoyable.

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I used to post the books I’m reading when I first started blogging but got out of the habit. Now I noticed that JudyL is posting her reading material so I thought I’d join in although I’m usually too lazy to link.

I’m in the middle of 4 books right.

An audio book I listen to while knitting – I prefer to listen to biography or history

The Zookeeper’s Wife

Two books on the Kindle
With Malice toward None – the Life of Abraham Lincoln

Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker

And a new craft book arrived from Amazon today although many of the projects look too complicated for me. Not that I couldn’t figure them out but I like simple knits!
Knit Red

So what are you reading?

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