Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Lots or Reading

Okay, right now I seem to have too much of everything lined up.
On top of the 3 cross-stitch projects, knitted vest and crocheted Granny Squares, I have now started a crocheted bookmark. 
I started it two days ago. You would think it would be finished by now. I seem to have an aversion to finishing my WIPs right now. I am slowly working on Mom's vest. 
I still haven't finished the ribbing. I think it is time for me to start concentrating on just one project and finish it. 
I am similarly flush with reading material.
One of the staff members at the school where I worked brought in several shopping bags full of books that she was clearing out of her house. I took a few for some summer reading. Sorry about the blurry picture.
I finally finished The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. I so wanted to like this oft-recommended book, but I just didn't. As I said before, there wasn't a single likable character in this book. Nobody to root for, nobody to feel sad or happy about. As for it being a gripping thriller, I just didn't think so. I slogged through this book. Some fellow bloggers told me there was a twist at the end. I figured it out. I can now say that I read this book, but i wouldn't recommend it.


I have also finished The True Love Quilting Club by Lori Wilde. This is a romance novel that I realized early on I had read previously. Never mind, after The Girl on the Train I needed something really light and easy to read.
This is a heartwarming story with likable characters that is the perfect summer read.
Now I have to decide whether to read one of the books in the pile pictured above or this:
My daughter gave me this book for Christmas and I think this will be up next.
I am joining Ginny for Yarn Along today. What are you knitting/crocheting? What are you reading? Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are up to.

Thanks for stopping by!

22 comments:

EMMA said...

I like the idea of a crochet bookmark, but I don't think I have the patience for yarn that thin!!

Needled Mom said...

I have the same starting problem!!! It's just so fun to start a new project.

Gina said...

Books, my nemesis. I wish I'd never bought myself a Kindle as I've so many books on there that I just haven't got around to reading yet. I'm terrible for listening to a play/dramatisation on the radio and then downloading the book, or series of books from the author. I think I'm going to be like the Eygptians and buried with my Kindle so I'll have something to do in the Afterlife. It's the only way I'm going to get time to read everything.

Gina said...

Books, my nemesis. I wish I'd never bought myself a Kindle as I've so many books on there that I just haven't got around to reading yet. I'm terrible for listening to a play/dramatisation on the radio and then downloading the book, or series of books from the author. I think I'm going to be like the Eygptians and buried with my Kindle so I'll have something to do in the Afterlife. It's the only way I'm going to get time to read everything.

mamasmercantile said...

Such a great idea, a crochet book mark, they would make a lovely gift with a book.

Donna said...

My grandmother would crochet with that ultra thin yard (almost like thread) and made the most beautiful things. I'm curious to see if you like House at Riverton. I was thinking of reading it myself.

Lisa said...

I have never had the desire to work with such thin yarn! Kudos to you for doing so! :)

Paula Lima said...

My mom would have loved the idea of making a crochet bookmark. She was always trying to find new ideas to make gifts for the people she liked! And yours is looking lovely
I don't do crochet at all. I tend to make a hole in the finger of the hand holding the work!!!
I'm reading a french book called "Metronome" by Lorant Deutsch, the history of Paris through some of its underground stops. Amusing and a way to "travel" by some of the stops I know!

Shami Immanuel said...

crocheted bookmark is coming up nicely. I am also like you having so many WIPs. So many books, keep going.

CathieJ said...

I have made doilies with this crochet thread before. I loved the last Kate Morton book that I read, so I am looking forward to reading this one.

CathieJ said...

I love having different bookmarks. I hope to finish this soon.

CathieJ said...

Thanks Emma, the crochet thread can be difficult to work with sometimes, but it is not too bad for a small bookmark.

Jayne M said...

Love the bookmark. I think I will not bother with Girl on the Train, but I like the look of your other two books.

Jayne M said...

And I just looked up the True Love Quilting Club and it is the second book in a series - the first is about knitting! Sounds perfect to me.

Becki said...

I've started some larger projects lately and I seem to have trouble finishing them. While I'm not starting any more large projects until my present ones are done, I don't seem to feel at all guilty over making small projects - which doesn't help at all.

butterfly said...

You are a busy lady , love all that you are working on.

karen said...

love morton's books :) Now I will think twice about the train book! I did not like Gillian Flynn's books at all, too edgy and too suspenseful for my tender heart. So if Train is like hers....well I'll take a pass. lovely projects!

moongirl said...

I too have too many WIPs in both knit and crochet. It’s nice when I get sick of something and want to change it up but sometimes it ends up taking me forever to finish! I love the yarns you use and the lacy work in the first pic is really nice. As for books, I have a lot on the go to as a bunch just came into the library all at once. It’s going to be a reading weekend!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I've a big pile of WIPs right now, too! Start-itis! ;) I have read The Art of Hearing Heartbeats recently and enjoyed it. blessings ~ tanna

CathieJ said...

Enjoy all of your reading. I agree that it is nice to have a lot to work on when you get sick of one project.

CathieJ said...

I hope I can find that book also.

CathieJ said...

Thank you.