two quick ones

Well, the books weren’t quite quick for complex reasons, but this write up will need to be.

The Mystery of Ireta: Dinosaur Planet and Dinosaur Planet Survivors by Anne McCaffrey. This was a splendid read and I have no idea what took me so long to get into it. I think if I had just seen the title, “Mystery of Ireta” I’d have been fine. Which is weird because both mum and I are slightly fascinated by dino. She has more knowledge at this point than I because of my cousin’s children and various teaching jobs she’s held. I also sort of spoiled the ending by reading Sassinak first, but this was actually quite compelling and there were many twists and turns I hadn’t expected based on my prior read. It’s more planet based than most of Ms McCaffrey’s books of this type (it echos strongly of Pern) and makes me wish I could have another new career or three. :)

Lace Style by Pam Allen and Ann Budd. Ok, this one has been out for a while at this point (I think it was launched about the time of the “radical lace” exhibit last uhm spring? The designs (in my opinion) are both timeless and modern and all quite wearable. I’ve had my eye on the Katharine Hepburn Cardigan (in orange or maybe maroon to replace my current favourite cardigan) and I have fallen in love with the detail of Norah Gaughan’s Lacy Waves Top, though I’d probably swap the sleeves for something plainer. I think what has kept me leafing through this book day after day is how wearable all these patterns are. We’ll see what comes of it.

Up next week is hopefully a few more finishes including a reread of Anne of Avonlea and I have two more Prachett books waiting for me on Wednesday when I’m next by that library. All in all lots of goodness I’d say.