I had finally pared my “(public) library books to read” pile down to a respectable four with a fifth hanging around just because I haven’t quite felt like returning it yet. Today I picked up my first fulfilled hold in a few weeks and came home to discover that five of my nine outstanding requests are in transit. They could arrive at my local branch tomorrow, or next week. I’m now taking bets as to if these five books will all arrive at once on a day when it rains and I have fifty other (heavy and big) things to carry and do on my way home, or not.
In good news I completed two books this past week ….. There are more floating around but one week (hopefully soon) I’ll write a theme review and put them in then.
by Nicole R. Dickson
If I hadn’t found this in the book proof section of Strand, I doubt I’d have given it a chance — it’s not the sort of book I read, despite my fibre addiction. It deserves that chance and Dickson does a nice job in balancing the expected with a developed plot that moves it along. I found this to be a quick fun read (about two hours or so on another rainy Friday night). I found the research into the technical process of knitting and spinning fairly accurate. I am not knowledgeable enough to fact-check the historical aspects of this novel but please keep in mind what it is — a novel. I am not a Master Knitter or Spinner by any means, but based on my knowledge I didn’t see any glaring errors, except a few instances where — at least using my production levels as a frame of reference — a few feats seem remarkable given the time-frame (no, I won’t give that away, as much as I would like to).