Things are moving slow around here, slower than I can remember (maybe ever – the last time I was laid up without being able to drive was in 2002 … and I had two teenagers and my mom and dad in the house to help … it wasn’t “slow”). So checking off two more Bingo squares and finishing the current week’s mystery shawl clue seems like blog-worthy progress. Good thing it’s Wednesday and I can join in with Kat and friends to talk about it!
Since last week, I finished Calypso (lower right), David Sedaris’ latest. This is maybe my favorite collection of his ever, and for sure in the last ten years or so. He’s mellowed a bit, but he’s still sharp, funny and at times poignant. As with all his books, I recommend the audio; he narrates and his sense of timing is spot on. I also finished Ann Cleeves’ The Crow Trap (middle second row), the first in the Vera Stanhope series, surprisingly published in 1999. I had pegged this book for the Made into a TV series square, but was happy to have that square open for the second in the series (which I plan to start just as soon as I finish next month’s bookclub selection – sadly it doesn’t fit anywhere on my card!).
Meanwhile, I finished Lilli Pilli, so Weight of Ink no longer works for the top left square. I was delighted, therefore, to see that the cover of Homegoing (Kindle version through Overdrive) matches my Mystery Shawl.
Katie’s bookclub chose this book for their next meeting and she highly recommended I read it, too. It’s not often we have a book to talk about, so I jumped on the chance. Many of y’all have given it 4 or 5 stars and only 15% in, I’m sure I will too.
In response to last week’s request for help with Set in a different season, I have Our Souls at Night queue’d up next (thank you!)
I also have another knitting project (or two) in the wings and hope to be able to share more about that … soon.
Slow progress is still moving me forward … Happy Wednesday!