Unraveled Wednesday, 9/15/21.

Joining  and friends for Unraveled Wednesday.

Knitting.

Remember how I said that the blue hat OTN would be the last one? I just got an *order* for two more, for my brother and sister-in-law. She said he admired my blue toques (they live in Toronto), so I offered to knit them each one. Two more knit-worth victims!

Reading.

sd

The Rabbit Hunter by Lars Kepler. #6 in the Joona Linna series. Creepy, definitely creepy. 3✭

sd

sd

sd

sd

sd

sd

sd

Twisted Prey by John Sandford. This series, of which this book is #28, is my all-time favorite series. The characters are highly intelligent, the dialogue is cracklingly realistic with lots of trash talk between the colleagues, and the plots are fascinating. 4✭

sd

sd

sd

sdsd

df

The Night Hawks by Elly Griffiths. This is #13 in the Ruth Gallaway series (I do love a good series.) Good as always. 3.5✭

sd

sd

sd

sd

sd

sd

sd

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. I didn’t really know what to expect from this book. The plot synopses all talked about the main character was in a library where every book offered her a different life. That is accurate, as far as it goes. Each life has some of the same people as her “root” life, but things are way different because of her choices somewhere along the line. Excellent. 4✭

sd

sdsdsd

sd

sd

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad. This book was chosen by the local chapter of the League of Women voters as the topic of a book group; we meet once a month via Zoom. The leader is very well organized, and she breaks us into small groups of three or four, which means the Zoom discussion is less painless than those mass meetings I am sure we have all been involved in during COVID. Given that where we all live is 99% white, many of us have had only limited exposure to POC. We have had only one meeting, for which we were assigned to read the first 79 pages, so I am looking forward to the rest of the meetings. 5✭

sd

Listening.

sd

Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson. I finished this one this week. It was escapist, no reason to change the rating I gave it last week. 3✭

sd

sd

sd

sd

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson. This audiobook is 21+ hours, so I will be listening to it for a number of weeks. I first encountered the concept of the Great Migration an audiobook I listened to in 2018: Ready for a Brand New Beat: How Dancing in the Street Became the Anthem for a Changing America, which told the story of how that song transformed America and in particular, Black lives. Warmth follows three individual Blacks, a woman and two men, through their lives in the South and where they migrated to in the North. Pretty sure this one is gonna be a 5✭

as

Watching.

sdDs

Downton Abbey. Nearly done with season two. I do not want it to end!

This entry was posted in Unraveled Wednesdays. Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to Unraveled Wednesday, 9/15/21.

  1. Kathleen Aalsh says:

    Thank you for the generosity of your time and thoughtfulness in offering to knit us those lovely blue toques, a loving work of your hands! Whe0 pairof my family, for every friend, for my parents, for everyone. I had a basket full of partial skins, and then I knit a pair of slippers of many colours for myself. Every inch was composed of two lovely blended colours and they cleaned on both sides with colours that did not clash. But after knitting maybe 50 pair, I was finished. So bro to you for taking us on!

  2. Ellen D. says:

    Thanks for the book reviews. I am heading to the library today and hope to check some of these out!

  3. Gayle says:

    Thanks for the additions to my book list! (As always!)

  4. I have The Warmth of Other Suns on my bookshelf, waiting for me to pick it up. I’ve heard great things about it, so hopefully it will be an enjoyable and educational read!

  5. Im 1EARNING that I cannot use Safari anymore for commments. Chrome on1y. Hope you get this one. I am reading a Monk book and it is s1ow going! but i think it is supposed to be?

  6. Jane says:

    I read and listened to The Warmth of Other Suns (alternating between audio and electronic) Wilkerson is a good writer and story teller. Knit on with the blue hats. A warm head is always a good thing.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s