Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Yarnalong - the one where I go outside

I'm so excited that it is getting warmer here, and I can sit on my balcony and knit, read and listen to books.



This week I am knitting striped Baffies, to go with the stranded ones I knit at the beginning of the week. They are from Kate Davies Seven Skeins Club, and I cannot express how much fun I am having knitting them. 

I am reading Daryl Gregory's Afterparty  and loving it. I want to keep reading all the time to find out what happens, but I also don't want this book to end. I've had a few books in a row that I have really enjoyed, and this is definitely one of them.

As for the audiobooks I gave up on Guns Germ and Steel three hours in. I was really uncomfortable that he kept referring to native Americans as Indians, and then he tried to answer the question "why were people hunter gatherers after farming had been invented".  That's like me asking "since I love my e-reader, why are people still reading paperbacks?" To me this stinks of cultural imperialism and judgement. Also it was boring. So, I'm listening to The Language of Food; a Linguist Reads the Menu  by Dan Jurafsky, and enjoying it very much, even though the narrator seems to have to concentrate very hard when saying non English words.

And that's me for another week. Make sure you pop over to Ginny's blog to see what she and the rest of the yarnalong have been up to this week.

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