This week I've been hard at work on the Ginger Leaves Shawl, another design by my sister, Christina. It's been moving along a lot faster than I anticipated! Maybe that is because I have three evenings a week of children's activities during which to knit, not to mention school and if I watch a movie! I hope to finish it before the week is out!
As for books, I finished:
Hills Is Lonely by Lillian Beckwith. This book tells the story of a middle-aged English woman who goes north to the Hebridean islands to get some rest and discovers a completely different way of life to the one she is used to. It is quaint and humorous and some of the stories make you wonder if island life was really this way. However, firsthand accounts from others I know make me believe what Beckwith has written!
Shadow of a Bull by Maia Wojciechowska is the current read aloud I am doing with the children. It tells the story of a young boy, the son of a now-dead bull fighter, who grows up with the unwelcome expectation that he must fight bulls. The kids love the story and we are all on the edge of our seats wondering just how young Manolo will either decide to fight or be given an escape.
The Life and Times of Call the Midwife: The Official Companion to Season One and Two by Heidi Thomas is the companion book to one of my favorite television series. I was so happy to have it arrive at the library and find it very difficult to put down once I get a chance to read a chapter or two. The layout and photos are lovely and the descriptions of how the series came together and behind the scenes information just adds to my enjoyment of the stories themselves.
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