I just finished listening to Laurie R. King's newest...The Bones of Paris. I like her Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes books, and when I saw her name I downloaded it, thinking it was another one. ( oops, you know what they say about assuming things!!! )
The year is 1929 and the detective (former FBI agent) is Harrison Stuyvesant. (Who apparently appeared in an earlier book that I missed.) It's Jazz Age Paris, with lots of familiar names popping in and out of the story....Hemingway, Sylvia Beach, Josephine Baker, Cole Porter---Man Ray even becomes a murder suspect. A well conceived--if somewhat bazaar-- premise, that kept me listening and knitting well past my bedtime!
But that resulted in...
Ta-Dah....Out of Darkness. Done. I'm also probably done with beading for awhile.
I started A Redbird Christmas...Fanny Flagg's writing is always upbeat, even when she's telling the tale of 52-year old Oswald T. Campbell (found as an infant in a basket on the church steps with a can of Campbell's Tomato soup--thus, his name). He was not overly excited about the upcoming Chicago winter, so when his doctor diagnosed him with advanced emphysema and suggested he leave the city or most likely die of pneumonia before Christmas, he packs up and moves to sleepy Lost River, Alabama. I'm not too far, but I can tell it's going to be very light-hearted with some stereotypical southern widow ladies of a certain age and a rescued-cardinal-turned- pet. A friend loaned me this book around Christmas last year (more appropriate reading time, maybe!!!); I really need to return it!
The shawl just came off my needles, but Freddy has been requesting a dog-walking sweater---for me, not him---and I think Julie Hoover's Idlewild might be just the one. Oversized, comfy looking---and while I bought this worsted malabrigo for a different sweater, I think I have enough for this one. Please tell me I'm not the only one who does that....buy yarn for one thing, end up using it (often YEARS later) for something entirely different. I think the only time I actually use yarn I buy for a particular sweater is when I'm making PapaGeek something. He usually knows what he wants. Me? I change my mind by the minute. So.....if I don't cast on soon, who knows what this will be?
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Joining Ginny for Yarnalong (want a good book suggestion--hop on over), Tami for WIP Wednesday, and Nicole for **Keep Calm/Craft On.