In terms of books, as always, I have several on the go at once. Right now, I am focused on three books.
1. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisis Coates. This is the book choice for this month at the Red Couch Book Club over at She Loves. This is one of my favourite faith pages and one of my favourite book clubs. For a progressive Christian like me, it can be very hard to find sources of good reading and so far, I have loved all but one of the Red Couch books. I won't lie, this one is challenging for me. This is written in the form of a letter from a father to his son and is basically a treatise on being black in the U.S. I think, as a white woman in Canada, it's far outside my world and can be very challenging but it's interesting to see the world from such a different perspective.
2. Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky. At my school, someone started a bring and take table of books in the staff room and this is a book that I saw that piqued my curiosity. It's the story of a variety of people France during the occupation during WW2. I believe that it was written by an author who was Jewish and was in hiding and wrote but later in the war, she was sent to a camp and eventually died. The manuscript was found later and has fairly recently been published. It's an interesting read and I find the characters oddly gripping but it's not exactly a light read and it's going very slowly.
3. Certain Women by Madeleine L'Engle. L'Engle is probably my favourite author of all time and I've read most of her books (although I am not sure I have read all of them and I know that I have avoided the Wrinkle in Time series). I've been gradually buying her books secondhand (I LOVE getting books in the mail and there's something wonderful about secondhand books that have a past) and this was my most recent purchase. It was interesting for me because I just finished reading The Rock that is Higher, which is a set of essays and which she wrote around the same time as this book and she often refers to this book. As always, I love her and I love her style!
My knitting has been moving slowly of late but next week, during our March Break, I am hoping to make some progress. Right now, I'm working on this lovely pair of leg warmers for Pk to wear when she is skating.
I can't wait to see what everyone else is doing!