How about some bookish photos for a wet March day? Not that I'm bored or anything..........
First up, books I plan to read this month. Maybe.
My camera gave up the ghost recently, well it was easily 15 years old, possibly 20, and I can't decide whether or not to buy a new one. These are taken with my phone and I think they're ok so I may not bother, I have a new Kindle Fire 10 which takes super photos too so maybe I don't need an actual camera. I'm so terrible at decisions like this. Anyway, my 'to read' pile for March, bit ambitious perhaps with two classics on there but I would like to read one of those at least and a few of the others.
And these are the 3 books I'm currently concentrating on reading:
The Patrick Leigh Fermor and the Frederick Forsyth are excellent, enjoying those very much. Castle Skull by John Dickson Carr I'm a bit iffy about. It's a bit melodramtic but I'm not that far in so hopefully it will grow on me. Nice cover though and if I can get to the end it will be perfect for Germany for the European Reading Challenge as it does have a nice sense of the river Rhine.
Back at the beginning of January I did a post with a photo of the shelf I'm trying to read from this year. It wasn't a very good photo so I'm putting these two up instead. Various books have been pulled out or discarded so it is slightly different but it gives me a good idea of where I'm heading... or trying to head.
The top shelf of the 2nd. pic has more tbrs of course. On the left a few books for the European challenge again, next to those some BLCC vintage crime yarns I want to read this year etc. etc.
And I mentioned to a few people, Yvonne, Judith and Cathy I think, that I was going to start knitting again. So I did. I haven't knitted in what must be well over 20 years so I thought I'd start simple and knit myself a scarf in some pretty wool. This is my progress so far:
It's a double moss stitch pattern, I think maybe I choose wool that was a bit too dark to show the pattern properly but no matter, I'm pleased with it. Long way to go if I want it to be about 5ft. long but 'mighty oaks from little acorns' and all that.
Happy March reading... and knitting if you're a knitter.