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Hello! I am still reading Gone with the Wind. I am now over one third done it, but to be honest, I have been so busy these last two weeks that I haven't really had a lot of time to read. When I get busy with life and work obligations, I just want to zone out a bit in front of the television. I am also fiddling now so that takes time away from knitting…

This week on Booking through Thursday: Do you bring the book(s) you’re reading with you when you go out? How? Physically, or in an e-reader of some kind? Have your habits in this regard changed? (I know I carried books with me more when I was in school than I do now–I can’t read while I’m driving to work, after all.) I think I carry books with me more now than I use to because…

Hello, Sunday! Just a quick entry to say that I did start Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell this week. I am at 17% on my Kindle reading of it. I am enjoying it and finding Scarlett quite tolerable for a protagonist. I think there is definitely an honesty to Mitchell's portrayal of her characters. Life is a bit hectic for me these days and even today, I am not going to read so…

This project took me almost four months to complete. Unlike some knitters, I knit wool through the summer. I once made my Hemlock Ring Blanket, another Jared Flood pattern, in early summer too. I can bare heat pretty well. I live in Canada so the summers are not unbearable for wool knitting until this year! I started in May, but I put it on hold for a month to knit something else. I almost didn't…

This week on Booking Through Thursday: Quick–what are you reading right now? (Other than this question on this website, of course.) Would you recommend it? What’s it about? Shamefully, I haven't read anything in a week. Too busy at work so come home and too many hobbies! Here is what I still need to start reading: Gone with the Wind - Been putting this off. Will start this weekend for sure. The Song of Achilles…

This week I read Venetia by Georgette Heyer. I still need to start Gone with the Wind and catch up to my library books, but I'm too busy today to read. Argh. I have been very busy with work, life and my other interests to read much lately. When I was a kid, I only had one major hobby, interest and activity (discounting the TV): reading. Since then, I have accumulated more hobbies in my…

This is one of the most popular Heyer books. I debated between 3 to 4 stars on GoodReads because while I think it is one of the most well written of her works, I found myself not particularly engrossed in parts. My biggest issue was that there wasn't enough of the main characters, particularly of the male lead Damerel. The relationship between the two protagonists begin very well. It develops into a lovely friendship and…

On Booking Through Thursday this week: How do you organize/store your books? Do you go through them often? Or do you pretty much just shelve them and then leave them alone until you need them? The second. I roughly organize them by genre, anticipated time I will read them. So I have one shelf all fiction/classics and part of one shelf for cookbooks. I also put the knitting books away on my desk or with…

Last week, my first ever yarn/sock club purchase came in the mail from Hazel Knits Yarn Club. I have been waiting for this package for almost a month. Actually, if you factor in the fact I bought the early bird, I've been waiting for it for two months! I am not sure why it was delayed. From the USA, things can take as quick as one week, usually less than two weeks. I became increasingly…

Hello! It rained all of yesterday which was lovely for sleep and relaxing. I spent it catching up to "Celebrity Masterchef" (UK) and watching The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (recommended). This week, I read Where we belong by Emily Giffin and Arabella by Georgette Heyer. Work was very busy this week so I was too tired to read towards the end of the week. Today, I want to knit some more because I really want…

This was delightful. I haven't read a Heyer novel in a month and maybe I missed her, but this is one of my favourite of her novels. This classic Heyer: most eligible yet indifferent dandy bachelor gets enthralled with an innocent yet headstrong girl. I noticed that with this novel that sometimes I find the men in Heyer's romances younger than their years and the girls somewhat older so it equals out. In her books,…

This week on Booking Through Thursday: We all had to read things in school that we didn’t like … but what about something you read for a class that you ended up liking (or loving)? An author you discovered that you might not have found? A genre you hadn’t thought about? Since I have always loved to read, it's not surprising that I ended up liking a lot of what I read pre-university in English…