I waited until the end of the day to get a Yarn Along picture (initially because I thought we were going to the art museum today and wanted to get a shot there), but because it’s summer, the light is still decent after dinner.
Not bad, huh? Oh, I chose the “large” picture rather than the medium one this time. If you’re reading and this has made things really slow for you, let me know. I had been using a smaller picture thinking that there are still people using slower internet connections, but the large ones are definitely easier to see.
This is another square for the Ground Cover project — a lattice stitch this time. I need to have 10 of these done before we move (ideally – I could work on them during the trip, but it would be great if I didn’t have to mail them). I need to spend more time knitting. Instead, I spent today cleaning the playroom, helping Thing 2 pick up the surface and floor beneath his desk, picking up my desk a bit, emptying inactive purses, consolidating some things, and sleeping thru the exterminator’s visit.
In the picture you can see my current “downstairs” book: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. My “upstairs” book is The Penny Pinchers Club. I have Gods Behaving Badly on my Nook and Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me? as my audiobook. I found this list (CNN’s hot summer reads) today and added some more things to my Goodreads list. A couple were already on it, so you Yarn Along people must be ahead of the game. Before I found Goodreads, and the Yarn Along, and the NoveList tool at my library (all within the last year or so), I would stick with authors I knew or that someone had suggested. I might branch out into “books that look good on the shelf” and at one point tried some books by authors who’d praised books I liked. I also read a decent amount of things that had been turned into movies (before I saw the movie). Having these new sources for ideas has been wonderful – my “to read” list grows long and more diverse and I’m quite thankful for that.
How do you find new books to read?