Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Yarnalong - the one where unease has turned to happiness

Wow, I'm really reaching to find a theme! The title references what I am knitting and what I've been reading. For my Dreambird Shawl, last week I was confused about the pattern, but now I have the hang of it, it's quite simple and quite fun. It's addictive knitting, watching the stripes develop and each feather form.


I've just finished Incendiary by Chris Cleave. It's a fairly disturbing book, set after a massive suicide bombing on London. I would go so far as to call it dystopian, and disturbing, and not what I was expecting at all. It is quite oddly written, but I couldn't put it down. I'm now reading a palette cleaner - Blaze, the third in Rachael Herron's Firefighters of Darling Bay series. Lovely books, and I know it's going to have a happy ending from the very first page, something I rather need after Incendiary.

In listening I have also moved from a challenging space - Roxane Gaye musing on gender, race and sexual violence, to Wisdom Tree, by Nick Earls. Audible.com.au is giving away this novella, and I enjoyed a bunch of Nick Earls novels when I was at uni, so it should be good. I've only listened to enough of it to know I love the narrator, Australian actor Ryys Mulddon. 

And that's another week in reading, listening and knittng. Pop over to Ginny's blog, to see what she and the rest of the yarnalong are up to this week.

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