I am also linking to Mailbox Monday, the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week, and to Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Marlene at Reading Reality
I was saddened and shocked to hear of Queen Elizabeth’s death on Thursday afternoon. She has been Queen for the entire lifetime of the majority of people now living in Britain, and my heart goes out to them and to her family in their loss.
The current work project is eating up nearly all my time, and will for much of the week to come. I’m managing to get some reading in at night, but finding time to blog has been difficult. Hopefully I can catch up a little once this project gets turned in.
The local Spinners and Weavers Guild had a cookout and “yard sale” on Saturday after our monthly meeting. The picnic was delicious; we ate indoors because it was threatening to rain. It was great to have time just to chat with my fiber-loving friends. The sale was limited to the group, not the general public. I bought some lovely yarn and a few knitting and spinning books. After we all cleaned up, I stopped by the house of one of our older members (who hadn’t attended) to drop off some wool combs I had borrowed from her, and we chatted for a couple of hours. I think she has been lonely, and I really enjoyed the chance to get to know her better. She’s a lovely woman. I hope someday to be that wise, gracious, and creative.
- reviews TBD, if I have time
- Sunday Post – 9/18/2022
What I’ve Been Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished Marple: Twelve New Mysteries, which I buddy-read with Anne at Books of My Heart. I read Station Eternity (Mur Lafferty; ARC), which was a lot of fun. I also read Spellbound (a novella by Nora Roberts), which I bought recently, and The Chocolatier’s Wife (Cindy Lynn Speer), which has been on my Kindle TBR for several years. And I reread Agatha Christie’s They Came to Baghdad, the September book for the #ReadChristie2022 challenge.
I had to return one of my library books before I had time to read it (don’t you hate when that happens?) but at least I got to skim through Make, Sew, and Mend by Bernadette Banner enough to decide that yes, I may want my own copy.
Listening to: Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle, by Clare Hunter. I have about 30 minutes to go.
Added to the Hoard this week
For Review or Consideration
Many thanks to Avon for The Backup Plan!
Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)
Audiobooks: My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business (Click title for Goodreads page.)