There has been little knitting here this week, which shocks me! Silly me imagined that seaming my friend’s sweater would be something I would complete quickly! Reality was that it took much longer than I anticipated and there was no time left to bake anything on Monday!
However, Tuesday morning dawned grey and very rainy – just the thing to inspire a bit of time in the kitchen baking! My usual morning walk was put on pause until the rains stopped later in the day, but I managed nicely to fit both baking and walking into the daily agenda.
I have no knitting progress to show you although I did take Aisé to Tuesday night knitting – which was practically the only knitting I have done this week! I would have photos to show you my progress but the light was long gone by the time I got home so no photo of any knitting to share today!
However, I do have some spectacular books to update you all with!
I finished The Huntress. This book revolved around 3 main characters – I had a hard time getting into the story, but once I did, I really enjoyed it. There were twists and turns that I did not expect. After a slow start, it finished brilliantly – 4-stars and I very much recommend this book!
I listened to Dani Shapiro narrate Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love. I enjoyed it tremendously – with a word of warning – do not listen to this book while walking, because there were so many unexpected moments that made me cry. Which is not exactly the thing you want to do while walking! 4-stars and I highly recommend it!
After the Flood is the book that was the October “Libraries Transform Book Pick” I think it is curious that they selected this very curious story that takes place post global warming. Yes, another flood (or two) have covered most of the earth and this is post-flood and the earth is still mostly covered with water. I had originally given the book 3-stars, but I have since downgraded that review to 2-stars. So much of the story is barely believable and there are so many lose ends that never get settled. Sadly, I do not recommend.
Finally, I finished The Banker’s Wife – again, I am not sure where I saw this book and it started out so wonderfully! I could barely put it down and then it all sort of fell apart in the last 20% of the novel. The ending could have been so much better, but it was still a riveting novel. I really debated about how to rate this one and I started with 4-stars, but I have downgraded that to 3-stars.
I am *almost* done with Just Mercy and I am really looking forward to discussing this with Read With Us!
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I’m sorry to hear about the little-knitting week, but the important thing is that you baked that delicious apple cake (and you are a very good friend for seaming the sweater)!
You get extra-bonus-karma-points for the sweater seaming!!! 🙂
And that cake??? YUM!!!
Some days/weeks are just like that and I wonder where the time goes! That cake looks fab!
The cake looks absolutely delicious — I’d love to have a slice right now!
Sweater seaming always takes at least twice as long as I think it will. Despite my experience with it, every time I have to seam a sweater, I’m convinced that it will take me no time at all to put it together. I’m sure the friend whose sweater you seamed is very grateful!
OMG, how my link up landed where it did,(on your post), I have no idea. I am so sorry!
Since I am swimming in apples and its cold and going to snow, I’m going to make your apple cake today! It may be our dinner even, at least the best part of dinner.
I am still waiting for a copy of Just Mercy, hoping I’ll be reading through the book before the READ IT conversation.
Maybe, I linked up correctly, just the first to link up? Oye vey, wish I was better or at least more confident with computers.
I hope you get more knitting time as the week progresses. I have been really busy since our weekend visit to his mother, I’m still playing catch up and am slowly making progress.
The cake looks delish…save me a piece (or send the recipe?!). I loved Inheritance…and I did listen to a lot of it as I walked. That was pre “fall 2019” day! I’m sure you’ll more than make up for “lost knitting time!”
I will give The Huntress another try, the audio didn’t capture me.
That cake looks amazing and I’m so glad you enjoyed Inheritance. … not nearly as much knitting here this week either – but I have plans to change that starting NOW!
I’ve been meaning to comment about how much I loved your Reagan sweater. I’m so amazed by how quickly you were able to finish it!! I hope you’re loving it.
I also loved The Huntress and Inheritance. Both stories were so captivating. Have you read anything else by Shapiro? The only other thing I’ve read is Devoted, which I thought made Inheritance even more tragic.
Is that something baked with apples? It looks delicious!
Here’s to a week filled with knitting! I haven’t touched my knitting in several weeks because I’ve been consumed by books and life… Still can’t figure out how to realistically work in audio books so that I can knit at the same time. ??!!
That looks a lot like my grandma’s Apple Kuchen!! Mmm.
That Shapiro book sounds VERY interesting!