Both book and current WIP came off shelves where they have lived for much too long. I bought A Million Little Pieces by James Frey at a library book sale frenzy years ago...it had received great reviews; it was an Oprah Book Club choice and I knew nothing about it.
I don't know about you, but I have to be in a certain mood for certain kinds of books. Sometimes I want a mindless thriller, sometimes I yearn for a classic, sometimes I totally judge a book by its cover, sometimes I want more historical background on a place I might visit. But I can't think of a time when I'd ever say....gee, I'm in a mood to read about someone's struggle with drug addiction. So there it sat. For years. I was rearranging books on the shelves this week, and when I started to move this one, I opened it, read a couple of pages....and I've been hooked. (Probably a very poor choice of words there and please don't think I'm making light of the addiction topic, but I'm not the writer that James Frey is!) "Gripping...A great story....You can't help but cheer his victory" (LA Times Book Review), and while I'm not quite finished, the fact that he WROTE this book is proof that there will be a happy ending. I highly recommend this one.
Queen Street Mitts has been hiding on a shelf since shortly after Christmas. ??????? Beats me. I think it simply got lost in the shuffle, was buried deep among the UFOs (there IS quite a pile of them) and was forgotten. Too bad, too, because they are pretty darn wonderful--- knit from Miss Bab's cashmere, in a happy lime green, and not big and hot and cumbersome like the last couple things I've been dragging around. The best part is I stopped knitting on the FIRST mitt, had carefully marked where I was so I had an easy restart to the pattern (this does NOT always happen!), and I have a whole other mitt to look forward to.
joining Ginny for yarnalong. Check her out for more book/yarny inspiration!!!