I took the week off from blogging, though not from reading posts. For the past 6 months, I’ve completely gotten rid of Google Reader, because I thought it would cut down on my stress. This is true, it did cut down on my stress, but then I missed a lot of really great things on all of your blogs. So this past week I decided the only thing to do was to completely delete every subscription I had in GR and add in the blogs I wanted to read daily. Now, the only thing in my GR are blogs that I want to see every time they post. I used to have a complicated tag system, but now it is simply Book Blogs, Craft Blogs and Food Blogs. The only casualty? I had a linguistics blog that I was reading and I can’t remember what it is called! I will keep looking for it though.
This week is the last week to post for the Poetry Project in September. Remember, this month’s theme is “classic” poetry, but feel free to read whatever you like and post, as long as it is about poetry!
I spent the week reading my book for the A More Diverse Universe Blog Tour hosted by Aarti at Book Lust. I read The Shadowed Sun by NK Jemisin, and I loved it. I read these books on the recommendation of Thea, one of the Book Smugglers, and absolutely adored them. I think I liked The Shadowed Sun more than The Killing Moon, the first book in the series, but it might have just been because I was much more familiar with the world this time around. I’ll tell you more about these books on my tour date, Wednesday the 26th, but they are a fantasy novel based loosely on Egyptian/North African cultures.
Now I’m reading Moonwalking With Einstein by Joshua Foer and I’m really enjoying it. Up next: Ask the Passengers by AS King.
I continued to work on my sister’s shawl and after ripping it out last week, I have to say, it looks so much better. I’m so glad I caught my mistake before I had done more. Moral of the story: read through the whole pattern before you start.
I have been thinking a lot about my yarn stash and how I want to use it up, and I’ve been thinking about trying to work on a few projects that will completely use up my yarn through the year. I’d like to create something new every month, with a goal of finishing 12 projects throughout the year. I like to crochet, but I often stop in the middle of a project. I have so many things that are half finished around my apartment. I’d really like to sit down and finish them. Are there any other crocheters or knitters or crafters out there who would be interested in making this a challenge?
Have a lovely week!