Sunday, September 2, 2007

Summer Reading (and a tiny bit of Crochet Content)

Between knitting, traveling and reading this has to be one of my most productive summers ever!. You have read about my traveling and my knitting( there is more of that to come, btw), but I have said very little about my reading.

This is a list of all the books I have read since June 1, 2007:

Bel Canto

The Other Boleyn Girl

Family Tree


The Victory of Surrender

Funny In Farsi

Mt Sister's Keeper


I also listened to the Friday Night Knitting Club on cd!

Whew! How did I manage that? Well, I joined a reading group last year and 3 of these books were read within that group. Its a great motivator. But, I also turned off the TV a lot. I realized that I am just way too familiar with and even attached to tons of TV shows. So, when the seasons ended for some of the shows I was devoted to, I decided not to find a summer substitute and to spend more time reading. I really love to read anyway, so this was not hard to do.

The books I read this summer were really great. I love a good story and I must say, all of these were winners.

So, when I look back on this wonderful summer, I can really say that I thouroughly enjoyed myself and accomplished a lot of the things I wanted to do. Lots of knitting, lots of reading and great great fellowship with family and friends. I will post a summer wrap up next and include some more knitting content!

Oh, just to throw in a little bit of knitting content:

My Granny Square Throw

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I am waiting for some more white yarn so that I can finish this. But it will be finished soon!

Toodles for now!

PS: If you are like me and you like to read, like to knit and even like to read stories with characters who knit, these books are for you:

Family Tree
Friday Night Knitting Club

And bonus! I read somewhere that there are some patterns based on the projects the characters "Family Tree" knit.

Happy Reading!


PAJNSTL said...

Your blanket is SOOO cute.. Love the bright colors!

And a coworker JUST gave me "The Other Boelyn Girl" Soooo Was it good?!

Virtuous said...

Yes I love your granny square throw! Maybe I will get advance enough in my crocheting to do that one too! I can already see my colors!! :o)

Yep I like you, reading, and knitting so those book recommendations should be great!

The Friday Knitting Knit Club is going to be a movie with Julia Roberts! I plan to listen to it audio too thru
Do you use that?

And you MUST join use on too!! I am CrimsonPurl once you put up a profile :o)

Sherry said...

Wow, you did get alot accomplished this summer. I, however, seem to be in a big knitting slump. I was lucky to get a couple of dishcloths done!!:)

Sheila said...

Your summer was definitely a fun-filled one. Love the Granny Square Blanket. I need to add those knitting books to my Reading List, which is long already with my daughter constantly adding to

StarSpry said...

Your Granny Square Throw looks great!

Thanks for the reading list. I always like reading books I wouldn't have found otherwise.

Here's a link to a few of the projects from 'Family Tree':

Cindy said...

I wish I read more - thanks for the list of recommended reading!

Your crochet blanket looks so bright and cheery!

SwissKnits! said...

Hi, Thanks for visiting my blog! I will be reknitting the Juciy Melon socks... love them too much...

You will be included in our prayers for your adoption journey. What a kind and loving way to show your love for another human being! May God bless you on this journey.

BTW I was born in Illinois... my father's side all live in NE Illinois... Chicago is a blast to visit, so much to do.. and much cleaner than NYC...

I'll be back!! :o)

patti said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I am pleased with the quilt. Now I have to make a Star Wars one for my four year old!
I read Friday Night Knitting Club, and I really liked it. I am looking forward to the movie!!

persuede said...

Wow...I am impressed with the reading list. Def a few I'm "bookmarking" for myself for the fall. Thanks for the reading list!

Great Granny Square...inspiring me to finish my shawl.

Thanks for the tips regarding Chi-town salons.

TussahSilk said...

Your blog is lovely, it is so uplifting.

I hope you enjoyed Bel Canto, I read it a few years ago, and I really enjoyed it.

sophanne said...

I too very much loved bel canto. So much to think about- so many different ways to love. Thanks for reminding me of it- I may have to revisit that one. It stuck in my head.