I love visiting the Yarn Along carnival over at Small Things by Ginny. I have grabbed so many new books to read and added so many wonderful patterns to my favourites list. I hope I can share a few interesting gems for everyone else!
This week has been a week of little knitting and lots of reading for me. I've been really, really tired (just life, nothing exciting) and reading in bed has been such a blessing. I just haven't had the energy to do the knitting that I want to be doing. It doesn't help that Dh has his musicals that he directs at his school this week and so we haven't been driving in together for the last two weeks or so, which has taken away my knitting in the car time. I'm looking forward to getting that back at the end of the week.
In my reading, I've had quite a few books on the go. In terms of non-fiction, I've been slowly making my way through a couple of books - Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans and Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott. I know that these authors aren't for everyone. They are definitely on the liberal side of things and especially in the case of Anne Lamott, I think she may even be a bit on the liberal side for me. I find her easy to read and very engaging but, perhaps because I grew up in traditional church and she didn't, at times, I find her hard to connect with. Rachel Held Evans is much easier for me. I find her so thoughtful and such a perfect blend of liberal and yet with a love of the church. I'm enjoying it so much.
In terms of fiction, I'm also reading two books - Miss Peregrine's School for Peculiar Children by Ranson Riggs and The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley. I have had Miss Peregrine on my to-read list for a while and when I finished the Sarah Addison Allen I was reading, I decided to go back to my shelf and browse. It's certainly different but I am a bit fan of the Welsh setting, especially when fairly recently, I had really enjoyed the BBC Wales series Hinterland. The Shadowy Horses, by Susanna Kearsley, was recommended by a friend. This friend is a huge reader and always has something new for me to try. She had just finished reading two books by Susanna Kearsley and felt I would like her. I'm enjoying the book so far - how can you go wrong with a book set in Scotland?
I can't wait to see what everyone else is reading and stitching!