Joining Kat and her merry band of Unravelers. Go see what the others are up to.
Tragically, this scarf looks pretty similar to how it did last time you saw it. I finished this ball of yarn and added the second, so it is bigger/longer, but not as much as it really should be. I can only sit in my recliner for an hour or two, and somehow I haven’t been inspired to knit as much as usual.
Since I haven’t blogged an Unraveled Wednesday since early February, and I have been reading constantly since then, I am just going to list the books I have read and only comment on those that were particularly good.
Meet Me at the Museum / Ann Youngson. A sweet story by the author of The Narrowboat Summer. 3★
Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead / Olga Tocarczuk. Amazon freebie, but better than most. Very (very!) strange. Author won Nobel Prize in Literature and the Man Booker International Prize. 3.5★
Agatha of Little Neon / Clare Luchette. Another sweet story, this time about four nuns whose parish goes broke. 3★
The Secret Witness / Arthur Methos
Say Her Name / Dreda Say Mitchell
Signal Fires / Dani Shapiro. This was highly recommended by a couple of Unraveled Wednesday bloggers. I found it ordinary. 3★
The Diamond Eye / Kate Quinn. I read this last year and reread it this year for my book group, which meets tonight. Excellent story about a female Ukrainian sniper in WWII. Based on the real story of Lyudmila Pavlichlenko. 4★
Sparring Partners / John Grisham. Not a full novel, just three novellas. The stories were okay, but I felt short-changed. 3★
David Copperfield / Charles Dickens. I am still reading this and still enjoying it — about halfway through. It’s kind of like a soap opera you can tune into periodically for a few episodes and never miss the plot.
Local Woman Missing / Mary Kubica. Inasmuch as I pretty much only listen to audiobooks in the car, I haven’t progressed in this one since before the knee surgery. But I am planning on driving myself to PT, knitting group, and reading group this week, so I may catch up a bit. I am in the middle of this one and cannot possibly describe it. 3★ so far.
After you guys recommended this show, I binge-watched it during my convalescence. What a great show! I was so excited for season 3 to drop; imagine my disappointment when only episode 1 was available. Grrr!
I have not read Meet Me at the Museum… perhaps I need to find that one! I really enjoyed The Narrowboat Summer!
I am so glad you are improving! XO
I liked Meet Me at the Museum – really enjoyed it (reminded me of 84 Charing Cross Road – letters back and forth, etc.). also really liked Agatha and Signal Fires. I had forgotten about Drive your Plow…might be a little too weird for me. LOL
I’ve got Drive Your Plow lurking somewhere in my kindle – I’ll have to hunt it up!
Just finished reading two by John Brunner – The Shockwave Rider (technically a re-read since I read it when it was first published but that was too long ago to remember much) and The Sheep Look Up. Both very very prescient. Horrifyingly so…
It sounds as if you are continuing to recover. The scarf looks great. Interesting reading too.