Happy Wednesday, Unravelers!
I do not have a whole lot of making to share with you all this week. I do have an almost finished gnome (the hat needs a wee bit of steam.) But my March Never Not Gnoming installment is finished. Oh, Gnome You Didn’t. Meet Gnellie…and my back story for her is that she is the younger sister of Gnutmeg (the family resemblance is amazing!) and her Gnana gnits and spins – thus her darling handspun scarf! Ha! Confession time… I have not had so much fun knitting as I have making these Gnomes. I am contemplating my April installment. (And for those wondering, yes I have knit Gnellie before – for Steve’s mom… I am so happy to have my own Gnellie on my mantle now!)
I have also been slowly adding “teeth” to my Hitchhiker but I have not picked up my second sock at all this week…and that means there have been no mistakes made! haha!
It has been a quiet week of reading here as well (sort of) I somehow forgot to cancel an audiobook hold when the physical book came through… so imagine my surprise when I got the notification that The Sentence audiobook was available! And loving Louise Erdrich as much as I do the opportunity to listen to her read The Sentence was just too great to pass up (perhaps forgetting to cancel that hold was not a mistake at all!) I loved “reading it with my ears” as much as I loved reading it with my eyes. I also spent quite a bit of time immersed in poetry this week… and that, my friends, is never, ever a bad way to spend a week.
Unraveling by Brandon Leake
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I have listened to Unraveling several times now and each time I hear something new…something moving, something sacred, something that causes me to stop and think.
I had no clue who Brandon Leake is (He won America’s Got Talent) but his poetry is moving. Perhaps even more so because Brandon reads his poetry.
My favorite of Unraveling… Breonna. It is such a beautiful tribute.
If you are looking for a fresh new voice in poetry, I think you will enjoy this collection of poems… very much.
I want to thank NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Audio for this ARC of Unraveling.
(P.S. if you want to watch Brandon recite Breonna, you can watch him here starting at 4:15)
What about you? What is keeping you sane this week?
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Gnellie is simply darling Kat! Her hat is just too, too fun. I’ve got a busy morning, but I want to go back and listen to that poem. I had not heard of Brandon Leake previously, so thank you! Here’s wishing you a calming and relaxing day.
Your gnomes are just adorable, ,Love them.
Those gnomes are too sweet – how fun! And I’m jealous that you got to listen to The Sentence… what a treat!
Cute gnomes. Cute gnomes. Cute gnomes! And poetry. Sounds like a great week to me! XO
Darling gnomes, moving poetry, and listening to Louise Erdrich make for a wonderful week! I’m looking forward to your April gnome and love hearing about how much fun you’re having knitting all the gnomes!
after not feeling like knitting I am happy to report I am knitting again! yay for me. Your gnomes are super adorable 🙂
I just love your gnome family! They all seem to enjoy each other’s company, too.
I only read The Sentence via audiobook, and frankly I chose to do so to hear Louise Erdrich reading her work (but I’ll read it on the page when I reread it later this year for the Erdrich-along, and I’ll be thankful to have all the book titles in print).
Those gnomes are so stinking cute! I loved The Sentence.
Oh those gnomes! Gnellie and Gnutmeg are so cute. I definitely see the family resemblance.
Oh, those GNOMES!! I love seeing your group grow!
I just LOVE those gnomes!
Kat, I love your gnomes!
The gnomes are darling. I especially like that one of them has a handspun scarf. That makes her more magical. I have not heard of that poet so I’m off to see what I can find.