I've made 2 scarves and have pictures of neither, so I'm going to write about the books that I have recently finished reading.
Up first. . .
The Other Side of the Story by Marian Keyes. Okay, she is my guilty pleasure author. It's what you might call chick-lit, but I *love* her stuff. Haven't read a bad book by her yet (and I've read them all). You want some curl up by the fire with a cup of hot cocoa reading? Buy this book! I devoured it, as I have done with all of her other books. Gerat gift for yourself or a girlfriend.
Next . . .
Black Dogs by Ian McEwan. This book was a bit of a disappointement. I've read several other books by McEwan and was impressed, but this is, I believe, one of his earlier works and it lacks the beauty of his later novels. If you want to read a truly excellent book, read Atonement: A Novel. This book *blew* *me* *away*! I think he may be one of the greatest living writer's. The writing is beautiful and the levels of meaning are astounding. Go read it! (Forget Black Dogs, though.)
And finally (can you tell that I have been reading a lot lately?). . .
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. This book was an enigma for me. At first I didn't really think it was very good, but I could *not* put it down. I literally read it in an afternoon. It's written from the perspective of a teenage boy with autism who is a savant. The strange style that the author used to create the voice of the boy is what put me off, but the story was fascinating. After a few chapters (numbered using prime instead of ordinal numbers), the voice seemed more natural to me and I got over my initial aversion to it. Check it out for an interesting read.
Now I'm out of reading material. Funny tid-bit. . . Whenever I "run out" of books to read, I usually complain to Pete that I have nothing to read. He looks around the house, which is filled with literally hundreds of books, and says "You have *nothing* to read?" Okay, I guess you have to be there, but it usually makes us giggle :)