Unraveled Wednesday #8.

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The consensus on afghan length was that bigger is better. As much as I want it to be done, I think the hive mind is absolutely correct. Gale summed it up best: “Go big on the afghan. I’ve never curled up with one and thought it was too much.”

So… lots more knitting ahead.

On the reading front, I am deep into The Crow Trap by Ann Cleves. This is the first in the series of Vera Stanhope mysteries, the character upon whom the British TV series Vera is based. I have only seen a few of those episodes, but any show whose main character is a middle-aged, quirky, independent, dumpy — and very smart — woman is a hit with me. This book is quite long for a mystery — well over 500 pages — and that almost put me off. But I am enjoying it; interesting characters and a good plot.

I bit the bullet and returned a stack of books, unread, to the library. Actually, it wasn’t so much that I bit the bullet but rather that reality bit me in the butt. No way was I going to read those particular books because they were almost all non-fiction; I do better with audio non-fiction than the printed kind.

Now my TBR pile is much less threatening.

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6 Responses to Unraveled Wednesday #8.

  1. Gale is so right about the size thing. I finished Year of Living Biblically and really liked it.

  2. Nicole says:

    I do much better with audio non-fiction than printed non-fiction, too. It feels more like college lectures that way.

  3. gayle says:

    Off to go look up Ann Cleves and Vera! Thanks!
    And happy knitting. Bigger afghans are better!

  4. Kat with a K says:

    I am on the waitlist for that book at my library! I also have loved the BBC series.

  5. Juliann says:

    Vera is one of my favorite shows! Enjoy your knitting

  6. Kym says:

    I like Ann Cleeves’ Shetland murder series . . . so I’m thinking I might like Vera, too. Queuing it up! XO

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