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In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
heleninwales
heleninwales
What I'm currently reading
I think I did something bad to my reading brain 12 months ago when I forced myself to plough through the Chaos Walking Trilogy at high speed in order to write the final assignment for the OU Children's Literature course. I really hated the books, though did well in the assignment, so I suppose it was worth it, but for months I couldn't face reading anything much at all. In fact it was not until early this year that a binge of re-reading P G Wodehouse somehow reawakened my literary taste buds. Even then, I was somewhat at a loss as to what to read because my taste for SF and fantasy still hasn't returned, but there aren't many other genres that I like. I did enjoy Mr Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan, so now I'm reading another story by him called Annabel Scheme. Actually, Annabel Scheme is mildly SF, though very near future, so perhaps this means I'm nearly cured? :)

As you can see, I use my iPod Touch as an ereader for Kindle and other ebooks. Also you can see I have just finished my first Tunisian crochet project, a snazzy new purple case for the iPod. The rather grubby grey knitted case I made when I first bought it can finally go in the wash!

New iPod case

Current Mood: accomplished accomplished

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kaishin108 From: kaishin108 Date: June 30th, 2013 12:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the heads up on the book, it sounds good and I just ordered it for my Nook :-)

I love PG Wodehouse and come back to them often! Cute i-Pod holder!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: June 30th, 2013 08:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I'm going to experiment with making a couple more to practice different stitches.

The Annabel Scheme book just got weirder, but I'm definitely enjoying it.
dendrophilous From: dendrophilous Date: June 30th, 2013 02:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cute case!

I didn't read much for a year or two after I finished graduate school. Too much enforced reading.
birdsedge From: birdsedge Date: June 30th, 2013 09:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love Tunisian crochet, though I've only done a bit of it so far. It's a lovely compromise between knitting and crochet.

I'm currently reading the second volume in George RR Martin's Song of Ice and Fire. I'm thoroughly enjoying it, but it's taking ages to get through.

Edited at 2013-06-30 09:47 pm (UTC)
cariadwen From: cariadwen Date: July 1st, 2013 11:06 am (UTC) (Link)
I've just finished The Life of Pi. I thought it would be magical realism from the extracts of the film promo. But it isn't. It is on the very edge of realism though. A tale that is possible but not likely, but again who knows?

The other author I've been reading is Ben Aaronvitch's. Rivers of London,
Moon Over Soho
Whispers Underground.

It's about a very peculiar police department who deal with magical happenings that may break the Queen's Peace. The author had a nice light sense of humour, and a passionate affair with the history and engineering of London. So each story is packed full of history but doesn't bore.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: July 8th, 2013 09:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the recommendation of Ben Aaronvitch's series. I read Rivers of London while I was away and I'm already half way through Moon over Soho. Knowing London reasonably well makes it even more interesting and I like the dark humour.
cariadwen From: cariadwen Date: July 9th, 2013 01:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you're enjoying them. I did, and am waiting for him to write the fourth in the series.
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