I had two and a half weeks off work for the holidays, and guess how many books I finished? I’ll tell you: NONE. I finished exactly NO books. Very out of character, I know.
It’s not that I didn’t read. I’ve been reading Paradise Lost, of course, if slowly, and I’m still reading Wuthering Heights, and I’m still making my way through American Short Story Masterpieces, and I’m reading an Orson Scott Card novel on my Kindle, and I’m reading articles and books and websites about Berlin in the summer and fall of 1945 as background for a writing project I’m working on – and so forth. I started Americanah on Christmas Eve, I think, and it’s very good. I’m almost finished and will certainly review it soon. My only complaint is that this novel feels a bit too much like part of a sub-genre: the post-college work and love story. The first two examples that come to mind are Don Lee’s The Collective and Jeffrey Eugenides’ The Marriage Plot – and I know that there are others. Sometimes I even feel as if I’ve read this book before because it seems so familiar. But I’m probably being unnecessarily harsh, and I really do like it. I should finish it by the end of the week.
The scarf in the photo is yet another Forgiving Scarf. I really love the color combination: grey, tan, bright yellow, and a dark pinkish red. Someday I’ll get tired of knitting this scarf – but I don’t think that day will come soon.
Yarn Along is hosted by Ginny on her blog Small Things.