(Subtitled: Where Have You Been?)
It’s been a really rough summer / start to fall around here, just a slew of not-so-great things happening one after another after another. I wanted to read, but always seemed to be distracted. A combination of not wanting to turn on my computer and not having much to post about anyhow have made for very infrequent posts. Which I’m okay with, but I miss reading everyone else’s posts, too.
On the bright side, I found a new hobby that keeps me feeling calm and relaxed—crochet! You can see all the things I’ve been making over on my Instagram; bookmarks, coasters, a Nyan cat scarf, hats. I like the repetition and the counting, and it’s really neat to see something pretty/useful/fun come out of a long string of yarn. If this keeps up, I’m going to need to look into my library’s selection of audiobooks.
I’m about halfway through A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr. but set it aside because I needed to read Lauren Groff’s Fates and Furies for book club. I have about 130 pages left in Fates and Furies, but wow…I think this one is my favorite read of the year so far.
I had three library holds come in at once, so I’ll probably reach for one of those next: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff, and Speak by Louisa Hall. If you’ve read any of these, let me know what you thought!