Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading?Knitting and reading happen to be two of my favorite things also, and I enjoyed looking through the pictures linked up and reading about what people are reading and creating. Here's mine:
Cybils finalists I'm pre-screening for my kids. The Inquisitors Apprentice feels a little convoluted to me, but I like the characters. I just noticed the authors name on the spine, Moriarty. I wonder if that's a pen name, a nod to Sherlock Holmes nemesis. Icefall, I actually finished already, but I'm reading it aloud to the children. I can't say enough wonderful things about it- it has everything you could hope for. Great writing, good storytelling, likeable and engaging characters, a plot suspenseful enough to keep you guessing 'til the end, and the whole thing is a deep metaphor for the power of words and storytelling and faith to change the world. Definitely a must-read. Not pictured, I just realized, is Blackout, by Connie Willis, which I've already finished, but the kids and I are listening to it together on Audible. It's not written for kids, but it's great and really brings World War II London alive. Wendell Berry is at the bottom of the stack, and I'm actually listening to his volume of short stories, That Distant Land, on Audible, and I must have loaned out my paper copy so A Place on Earth is standing in for it. Wendell Berry's writing is part of my personal cannon, only below scripture in it's life-changing significance to me. I've read all of his novels and many of his essay collections, but I'm winding through them on audio, just for fun. So that's what's on my needles and on my nightstand!