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Yarnalong, The one were some tings are harder than they should be and some things aren't

This week I am reading Mishka Shubaly's kindle single Of Mice and Me which is the full story of a situation he live tweeted about keeping a baby mouse alive. I'm a bit taken with Mishka, after coming across him on the Rich Roll podcast I've read all his stories and am amused by following him on Twitter.  Unfortunately this is not really a book, more a free standing short story and I'm loving it and wish it was much longer.
I had a bit of an issue working out what to read this week. After I finished Busting Vegas I read the next  in the (tacky, I'm loving it) Stage Dive series and then I tried to get into Dave Eggers What is the What. This is the second time I've tried to read it, and I just can't get into it. Which is strange because I've read most of his other books, without struggling. After I gave up on that I started Paulo Coelho's The Witch of Portobello Streetbut after I read the first page I realised I had already read it. So, a fairly frustrating journey to finding something to read.
 
I'm listening to The Invention of Wings and really enjoying it. I got the suggestion from the Ravelry audio book thread and they were right. It's read in two voices and is beautifully written and narrated. It has some similarities to The Help, which is also about American race relations and was also written and narrated in two voices. That book tipped me over into loving audio books, and this one is of a similar quality.
 
I'm knitting away on my mother's cardigan. It's growing at a steady pace, and I'm enjoying the way the colours are coming together.
 
And that's me for another week. Find out what Ginny and the rest of the Yarn-along are doing this week over at Small Things.

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  1. I haven't read any of those books, but some of them sound interesting. I love the sweater.

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