joining the club

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First: It’s probably my fault that the weather was 56 °F / 13 °C today in NYC. I spent the weekend knitting my Veste, with luck I’ll finish the back by Spring. (I’ve done most of the decreases for the armholes). Ok, as it’s not Wednesday….

Three books were finished this past week:

The Gluten-Free Vegan: 150 Delicious Gluten-Free, Animal-Free Recipes by Susan O’Brien
This was the last of the cookbooks my inlaws gave me for Chanukah. It’s a fun nice easy to follow cookbook.. I hope soon to get all the ingredients together to try some vege burgers and a quinoa coffee cake. The layout of the pages are simple and sparse leaving plenty of room for notes and thoughts on the recipes. Yes, I do write in my cookbooks. I couldn’t imagine not. My MIL made a cabbage and ginger saute from it which was absolutely delightful. I have tons of tabs throughout the book of recipes I wish to try.

The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan.
I have a gift certificate to a certain big chain book store. It has taken all my energy today not to purchase the next several books so I can find out what happens*. I found the ending of this volume a little odd and almost disappointing but not too surprising. I’m enjoying it thus far and we’ll see what will happen in the future. I’m not sure why I didn’t start this series years ago when I first was eying thick paperbacks in the scifi-fantasy section but the pattern weaves what the pattern will.

Emma by Jane Austen.
I can no longer say I’ve never read any Jane Austen novels. But what a start! *HAH*! I’m not sure where to begin but say that it was a fun bizarre ride. I also need to say that today’s post was delayed so I could finish the final two chapters. I listened to much of the book by librivox (which was an odd experience as well). I have a feeling I’ll have to mull over this novel some more, read some commentaries on it, then see what happens. At times I wanted to shake Emma but I was often laughing too hard to have the ability to do so.

What do I hope to read this year? I’m not entirely sure. I hope to continue to find new friends and spend some time rereading old favourites.

* I really want to purchase Cat Bordhi’s new New Pathways for Sock Knitters, Book One [based strongly on GrumperIna’s review] but as it isn’t yet carried by this store have found that this gift card is being spent on magazines which I don’t subscribe to but seem unable to resist. I also seem to have determined a-simply-stupid-method-which-I’m-sure-everyone-knows-but-I-never-connected-the-dots-for to stick to my budget: gift cards! D’oh! Lastly, I’d like to support a local/indie supplier when I purchase this book. I’d like to when I purchase the magazines too, but I have to purchase *something*. ;)

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One Reply to “joining the club”

  1. Emma was my first Austin also led me down the path to a few others, including Pride and Prejudice. There is a reason why these are classics but it took me almost 40 years to realize it.

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