Category Archives: Reading

My year in books.

My reading was not deep nor particularly wide in 2017. Sixty-two books, down from 72 in 2016 and 90 in 2015. What’s up with that? I blame the distraction of the iPad. The Fever Abbott, Megan The Absent One (Department … Continue reading

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Unraveled Wednesday.

Last Thursday we went out to run errands and have an early dinner. What to knit in the car? The mitered square afghan — nearly done! — is way, way too big to be portable, but I have noticed that … Continue reading

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Unraveled (for realz).

Joining Kat and friends. I had a couple handknits that I had made but which I never, or almost never, wore. Awhile back it occurred to me that I could frog them and reclaim the yarn. Here is their story. … Continue reading

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Unraveled Wednesday #4.

Joining Kat for Unraveled Wednesdays! After deciding I had made enough dead baby buntings, I returned to the never-ending afghan knitting. As for unraveling, that always happens somewhere in the knitting — a dropped stitch, a forgotten decrease. On a … Continue reading

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What I have been listening to. Siddhartha Mukherjee writes really good books about medical stuff. I listened to Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer a couple years ago and loved it. The Gene was also intriguing; it traced the history … Continue reading

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Bookin’ it through 2016.

Goodreads tells me I read 72 books in 2016, down from 90 in 2015. On the other hand, I listened to 11 audiobooks,  up from 7 in 2015; I am pretty sure that 2015 number is understated because I get … Continue reading

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My year in books.

Holy crappe, Goodreads tells me that I read 90 books in 2015! TITLE (bold titles are ones I especially liked) AUTHOR A Fall From Grace (Charlie Peace, #8) Barnard, Robert In the Unlikely Event Blume, Judy Brain on Fire: My … Continue reading

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I read another excellent book: Until Tuesday : a Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him by Luis Carlos Montalván. I think I probably requested it because it was about a dog, but it turned out to be about … Continue reading

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Reading on a Sunday.

Funk :: -delic. Marketing :: survey. Standards :: norms. Best friend :: Pritch. Search :: and find. Pizza :: oven. Jeans :: tight. Singapore :: tropical. Executive :: decision. Find :: and go seek. Yeah, I know that's dumb, but … Continue reading

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Friday stuff.

But first, let me show you what happens when a book-lover and avid reader gets a little carried away requesting books from her library system. Those are the books stacked by my bedside. There are seven more that got cut … Continue reading

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