Unraveled Wednesday, 9/8/21.

Joining Kat and friends for Unraveled Wednesday.

Knitting.

I swear these are the last blue hats I am going to knit this month. Really. Fer sure.

Reading.

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The Kill Artist by Daniel Silva. I actually read this in 2016, but someone mentioned that this is the first book in a series. Of course, now I want to read the entire series. Plot in this one is that the main character is a retired killer for hire who used to work for Israel intelligence service. The writing seems…dated. I will give book #2 a chance; if the writing is still dated, I may give up. So many books, so little time… 3✭

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Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad. The local chapter of the League of Women Voters organized and is sponsoring a virtual book club based on this book. Last night was the first Zoom meeting; 17 attendees. We will meet monthly, and I am sooo looking forward to those opportunities to dig in and do the work. One thing we all agreed to was that where we live — rural northwest Wisconsin — is drowning in its whiteness. 5✭

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Listening.

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Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson. I am a bit more optimistic about this audiobook than I was when I last posted about it. There was an intriguing plot twist last time I listened (remember, I only listen when I am in the car alone) which makes me wonder how this will all be resolved. 3✭

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Watching.

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Downton Abbey. We bought the boxed set. Looking forward to the next 50+ evenings! Although it now occurs to me that the new networks’ seasons will begin this month, so there will be some weeknights to watch NCIS and The Closer and NCIS: LA.

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6 Responses to Unraveled Wednesday, 9/8/21.

  1. Kym says:

    Your entire community must be wearing blue hats by now???? 🙂

  2. Gayle says:

    Enjoy Downton Abbey! My daughter and son-in-law watched it all and really enjoyed it. (Though they watched it in real time, back when you had to wait for episodes to come out…)

  3. Kathleen Walsh says:

    Phil has remarked that he LOVES your blue toques! If you have Netflix and wish to watch an inspiring movie, it is “Peanut Butter falcon.” I loved the series Lupin! It was very complex and the mind of the fellow hero in the series, his mind played muti-dimensional chess in order to arrange things so he could get done what he needed to do. Fascinating!

  4. Kat says:

    The Allon series gets more up-to-date as you ease into them. And I find it somehow ironic (perhaps that is not the best word to use here) how things don’t change much on the diplomatic front – at times the issues could be today!

  5. Jane says:

    Another pretty blue hat. Knit what makes you happy.

  6. Agreed. If knitting blue hats makes you happy, then knit blue hats. Or maybe add a red stripe just to mix it up. 😉

    Dated writing is difficult, I find. If it’s a dated style I’m a lot more accepting of it than if it’s dated slang. Or overly bigoted… even in “accurate for its time” situations I find it really hard to read that kind of dated writing.

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