Love in the Library


I’ve been burning up our local library’s downloadable collection more than usual these last few weeks.  My most recent read is Mambo in Chinatown written by Jean Kwok, a book I checked out because the title intrigued me.  For the longest time, I only read nonfiction, history and/or bio/memoirs mostly, but lately I’ve been branching out into fiction and (this is my dirty little secret) YA.  I love my library, I love that it’s right around the corner from my house and I can walk there.  I love it that the staff seems to always have time for a quick book discussion or recommendation.  I love that I can settle into a comfortable chair and knit the afternoon away without odd looks or feeling that I should move along and free up space for “real readers”.  I love seeing my tax dollars at work!  I love my library!

Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.  Buddha




WIP Wednesday, Booklove


Though it looks the same as it did last week, I have made progress on My Guernsey Wrap and hopefully will have knitted the last stitch in time to post it as a FO on Friday.  If I didn’t jinx it by saying that, that is.  You can read more about it here.


Man, I’ve been burning through the downloaded library books this week.  So far, I’ve finished Home Safe by Elizabeth Berg, Grey Wolf by Simon Dunstan, Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld and started Delicious, by Ruth Reichl.  All great books, but I  think my favorite is going to be Delicious, but really, it’s too soon to tell.


I had a challenge or two with my last post with a couple of pictures missing.  It’s fixed (I hope) and if you’d like to give it another look, it’s here.

I’m linking with Ginny’s Yarn Along, Tami and Frontier Dreams.

Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.  Booker Washington




The one where I try to catch up.

Once again I’ve gotten behind on posting but I admit that it’s not anywhere near the top of my to-do list.  What with work, knitting, exercising, reading and most important, a new grandbaby who should appear in the next couple of weeks, it has just not been a priority, but I’m making time for it today.

On the reading front, I started a new book yesterday evening that I’ve fallen in love with only 68 pages in – In the Sanctuary of Outcasts, authored by Neil White.  I do most of my actual reading walking on the treadmill (thank you Santa for the Nook), and yesterday, I had a hard time stopping because I was so into my book.  I’m not going to put in any spoilers, but it’s set in a Louisiana leper colony/prison.  Tweaks the imagination, doesn’t it?

Eighty percent of success is just showing up.  Woody Allen



The one where she notices

that there’ve really been no posts about books and since that’s something I wanted to blog about, I decided to get on the stick and give the latest read some blog time.  Right now, I’m just a few pages into “Henry’s Demons, Living with Schizophrenia, A Father and Son’s Story” by Patrick and Henry Cockburn.  Don’t have an opinion quite yet, but I’m sure I’ll have one in a day or two.  The last book I read was “An Unbearable Lightness” by Portia de Rossi, about her struggle with anorexia and bulemia.  It was difficult to read at times, but I found it by turns depressing, scary, exciting and hopeful.  Good book.

Here’s the necessary blog picture, since I’m told all entries should have a picture

A random picture of Josie.  She’s beautiful isn’t she??

Love is life.  And if you miss love, you miss life.  Leo Buscaglia (1925-1998)