A lot of books came our way lately.
I just finished The Time Traveler's Wife by Audre Niffenegger which the whole blog world seemed to read and rave about years ago. I stayed up late last night to finish it.
I read Barbara Kingsolver's Flight Behavior in practically one gulp.
Mary seems to think I should knit a St Kilda shawl when Dawn shears her Soay sheep next spring (I have 2 fleeces on order). To enable my thinking Mary gifted me with 2 lovely books - I've read them twice - so entranced:
Night Waking by Sarah Moss (contemporary setting on the islands)
Island of Wings by Karin Altenberg (1830s setting)
Both highly recommended. Made me rethink my own private island. I am a peninsula kinda person, it seems.
The other day M and I went to Anthology bookstore in downtown Loveland thinking we would use up our $100 worth of credit. Much to our shock and dismay, the credit had been erased during the remodel. We were so pissed that we bought the books we already had in hand and decided not to patronize Anthology anymore. If we had been notified about this change, we would have been proactive about it. Anthology has our information on file - so yes, pissed pissed pissed.
On the other hand, Book Haven which is also in Loveland (off Hwy 34 and Lincoln) is growing nicely and we found a lot of books to bring home. It sounds like their credit will be workable for us as well.
M brought these home all by Jennifer Fallon: Medalon, Harshini, Warrior, Wolfblade and War Lord
And these are mine:
Brad Meltzer (and I love his Book TV interviews which sucked me into these books):
The Millionaires. The Tenth Justice, The First Counsel, Dead Even and the Book of Fate
Barbara Kingsolver's The Lucana
Edith Wharton's The Reef and Old New York
Norton's Anthology of Short Fiction 5th Edition
Elaine Pagel's Beyond Belief the secret gospel of Thomas (I love Pagel's other books)
And I'm reading this:
Ariadne's Thread a collection of contemporary women's journals edited by Lyn Lifshin. Published in 1982 so not really contemporary but I was surprised to see a journal entry by Deb Robson presented which was very good. I think my favorite so far.
There are craft books:
Animal hats by Vanessa Mooncie. I intend to knit one then reverse engineer for crochet so I can use thinner yarn rather than the chunky in the designs.
Needles and Artifice which is a lovely romp.
I ordered these from Lacis Publications which should arrive soon:
LEGENDARY BEASTS OF BRITAIN
MAGIC OF SHETLAND LACE KNITTING
KNITTING TRADITIONS, FALL 2013: LACE
KNITTED LACE..DUCHROW, I
KNITTED LACE..DUCHROW, II
KNITTED LACE..DUCHROW, III
PATTERNS..ART OF LACE KNITTING..SCHNELLING
MARY WALKER PHILLIPS, FINE ART..STITCHES
I've ordered Mary Walker Phillips Knitted Counterpanes from Schoolhouse Press but have yet to hear if it's in stock yet.
Bloomsbury Review popped up in my mailbox this morning – after almost 18 months in hiatus it’s lovely to see my old friend again.
That should keep me entertained while I recover from my latest mishap - I got stung by some cranky little insect and ended up in the ER Sunday night with an allergic reaction. The meds are making my blood sugar high and I am so sick of everything right now. I should say I was first stung by a wasp just a few days before the 2nd sting so there you go. I hadn't been stung by a wasp for a few years and forgot how much they hurt!I didn't mention on the blog that 3 weeks ago I fell and hit my head (stitches), bone bruised my chin and wrenched ny knee.
It's long past the time to just not see the doctor, wouldn't you say?