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Yarnalong - The one were the computer is fixed

We got the computer back on Monday, and I've been desperately trying to get the blog and my Ravelry  updated. I'm nearly there.

But this is about what I'm doing right now. I'm reading Jonathan Tropper's The Book of Joe and enjoying it. Tropper's books all seem to focus on relationships, the past, and how we got from her to there. That said, they are all different, and this one is a very satisfactory read.

I knitting socks:  Gaspode the Wonder Dog Socks. They are the next in the Discworld Club Series, and with them I am listening the the 15th Discworld novel; Men at Arms. This is a particularly good pairing because Gaspode appears in this book, and is one of my favourite characters. Who wouldn't love a talking dog? I'm enjoying this book, tinged a little with sadness, since it's the first Discworld I've listened to since Terry Pratchett died.

And that's me for this week. Pop over to Ginny's blog to see what the other yarnalong peeps are knitting and reading this week.


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