I didn’t finish that much despite the long holiday. Much of my time was spent catching up on sleep.
The Steam Magnate by Dana Copithorne
I finished this in Montréal, not realizing I was reading a Canadian writing in Canada. That made me happy. This was a random pic off the library “new sci fi & fantasy” shelf and I had no idea what to expect. I purposely stayed blind to anything about the author or any reviews until I finished the story. An amazing novel story that drew me in. I wasn’t always quite sure why things were going as they were I couldn’t put it down and didn’t want it to end. I think because this book doesn’t follow the normal formulas it lured me and kept me. It is definitely worth a read and I wish there was more about the technology that existed than a cursory mention. But that is because I am geek. I agree with a review on Amazon (which I just read) that wishes Ms Copithorne could have moved slower through the City and let us be there more to enjoy. She wants to know what it sounds like — I want to know about these gadgets, yes one gave us a small view but I want to read more of Kyra and Eson and whatever Dana Copithorne writes. Please, check this out!
Acorna’s Quest by Anne McCaffrey
We continue along in Acorn’a world and experiences as she matures and learns who she is. It’s a cute story and I have the next two waiting to be lazy quick summer reads. I really don’t have much more to say about this series. Some read trashy romance. I read (or eat?) fantasy series.
Mary Thomas’s Knitting Book by Mary Thomas
Classic. A must for every knitter’s shelf. Hopefully soon it shall be on mine. I think if I were to be stranded on a desert island with only three books if I couldn’t sneak in a fourth, this would be one of them. The others (since you’ll ask) would be her Pattern book (since BW’s treasury is 4 volumes), EZ’s Knitting without Tears, and most likely The Secret Garden. [Thank you NYPL for loaning it to me for a short bit.]
Stahman’s Shawls & Scarves: Lace Faroese-Shaped Shawls From The Neck Down and Seamen’s Scarves by Myrna A.I. Stahman.
I had this book on hold for this side of FOREVER. I love the Faroese shape shawls and am planning on making a thick comfort shawl. The Seamen scarves fascinate me and I may have to try one.. I’m always frustrated by the bunching of scarves in the back of my neck. This book will be reread quite a few more times in the coming days.
I have many many books out from the library again (all my holds came in at once) so we’ll see what I slog through this week.
Ok, this was not the beautifully written post I wanted but here it is five to six and it’s done and going public and I’m not going to stress too much about it. I have a bunch more healthy babies to knit for. YAY!!