I keep having these lapses between my Yarn Along posts!
Mostly because I am really sleepy on Tuesday evenings and really busy Wednesdays.
I have been doing a lot of reading. The knitting is coming along at a pretty slow pace for me, but that could be due to my semi-serious online scrabble addiction.
This is the Chickadee Sweater by Ysolda Teague from her book Little Red in the City.
For the books, last week I finished The Last Symbol by Dan Brown and The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick.
Two very different books, but both worth a read.
The Lost Symbol was all Dan Brown. Very fast paced, lots of racing around between famous monuments and super-cool word and number puzzles.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret was simply lovely.
I had seen it recommended on another blog for kids 9-10 and I read it through to make sure it was appropriate for the 7 and 5 year old children in my house.
The story is surprising and beautiful, the characters were fully developed and there was no silly romance or ridiculous plot device (save the mechanical man)
I finished the book in a day (there are admittedly many many illustrations as it's a graphic novel, so it's really not as long as it looks) and I couldn't wait to start it again aloud with the kids.
I see that Hugo Cabret is now a movie set to come out at Thanksgiving.
I don't have high hopes.
I know that movie trailers are made to draw in audience who might not be attracted to a story, but this one turns me off.
I am still reading Team of Rivals, and it's pretty good too, though very dense..
Head over to Ginny's and see more yarn and book excitement!