I haven’t frogged an entire project for a few months, but that doesn’t mean there has not been frogging.
The patchwork afghan grows steadily, but even simple garter stitch defeats me occasionally.
As EZ pointed out long ago, ripping out just means more chances to do more of our favorite hobby.
I finished Silent Voices a few days ago. I have watched a few episodes of the BBC series based on the characters, and I think I prefer the TV version. I’ll read at least one more of the books to give them a chance; discovering a new-to-me author with a backlist is always a thrill.
Part of my lack of enthusiasm for the book was due to my unfamiliarity with how this author designs her books. Is she throwing multiple red herrings in the reader’s path? or is she leading the reader to the correct guess as to whodunit? In this particular book, it was the former; the actual murderer came with rather few clues as to his identity. Goodreads participants give this book, and most of the rest of the series, 3-1/2 stars, but there are a couple with 4-1/2. I shall look forward to those.
Meanwhile, I started The Hanging by Lotte and Söoren (or Søren or just plain Soren) Hammer (3 stars on Goodreads). The style of writing seems odd to me; perhaps it was better in the original Danish. Time will tell whether I can recommend this one or not.
In my ears is Born a Crime, Trevor Noah’s memoir of growing up in South Africa. I enjoy him on The Daily Show on YouTube, and I am enjoying the book. He was really a screw-off in his youth: perfect preparation for being a standup comedian and a satiric al host. Sadly, I no longer seem to spend much time alone in the car so I am way behind in listening to audiobooks I have downloaded from Audible. Waiting to be listened to are Exit West by Hohsin Hamid, Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, and King Leopold’s Ghost: A story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa by Adam Hochschild. Given that that is over 40 hours of listening, I am not sure how or when I will accomplish it. Maybe I’ll just keep downloading a book every month and save them for when my eyes are too old to focus on a page; that should be in about 40 years.