Wednesday, September 16, 2015
This week, I'm still crunching away on my larksfoot blanket, which I've decided to name Hensfoot, in honor of my chicken girlies. I'm enjoying this blanket very much. I'm going to have to put it aside before long to get started on some holiday-gift crocheting, which will be fun too, so I'm savoring this work and still trying to pace myself because it's just so pleasant. I'm smitten.
I finished Me Before You, the Jojo Moyes novel I was reading last week. I really liked it. It wasn't perfect; I think the writing is a little...lightweight? I don't know. The story seemed somewhat simplistic for the serious issues being discussed, but I enjoyed it. I hear they're making a movie! That should be interesting. I looked up the Wikipedia article for the movie and the only actor I recognize is Brendan Coyle, who plays Bates on Downton Abbey.
This week, I'm reading The Family Romanov, by Candace Fleming. I've discussed my long-held obsession with this subject before. This book is new to me, though. It's actually written for young adults and is a simpler version of the story of the fall of imperial Russia. It's well-written and really quite gripping in its details and has a lot of photographs I've never seen elsewhere. I want to find some of the author's other YA histories now, particularly her books about the Lincolns and Amelia Earhart. I've always been sort of a closet reader of YA books, due in part to the fact that I used to teach high school English. I like to keep up on what those whippersnappers are reading nowadays (and store ideas away for when my kids will be ready for books at this level).
Hey, I'm sorry if I haven't been visiting your blogs much lately. I'm having some problems with my blog feeds. I'm also feeling kind of blah lately; it's nothing serious, just some mood-related ups and downs, feeling a little anxious. Sometimes it just doesn't come easy, you know? I'm okay, working hard (oh so very, very hard, trying to keep up with these two little brainiacs and all their learning and making and doing). I'll be back soon, my peas and carrots.
Joining in with Ginny's Yarn Along