Sunday, June 8, 2008

As The Heel Turns

(I wonder how many millions of knitting blogs have ever used that title?)

Anyway, the heel of the first Lorna's Lace sock has been successfully turned. This pair of socks is going more slowly than the last couple because I have actually found stuff I wanted to read! Yes, I have had two good reading experiences. So, without further ado...

Current Reading

I finished Jim Crace's The Pesthouse, which I think may best his best book so far. Though I did love Being Dead. This one is (just to sound really trite) is a bleak, but ultimately hopeful, book. Beautifully written. I loved the main characters...Margaret, Franklin and Jackie.

And today I read Jincy Willett's The Writing Class, which was a lot of fun. One member of a writing class begins playing pranks on other members....pranks that escalate to murder. I liked this one a lot.


Anonymous said...

Better than Being Dead? I really liked that book.

Rooie said...

There is more of a traditional story-line in Pesthouse, for what that's worth.

But yeah, I think this one edged out Being Dead just a skoosh.