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September 7th, 2017

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Thursday, September 7th, 2017 12:38 pm
Well, no I didn't. I've been crocheting. And until I figure out how to read (not listen to audio books, thankyewverramuch) and crochet at the same time; one or the other suffers.

This past week I read the following:
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer.
Oh boy! That was a heavy (pun) book. Honestly, I thought this book was about the soccer players lost in the Andes. Don't know why. That said, I enjoyed this book immensely and I highly recommend Jon Krakauer as an author.

Next up was something very light, Banana Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke. You'd think with 'murder' in the title it wouldn't be light, but..yeah. Formulaic, predictable yet fun. I guessed the murderer and pondered about the ending. I'll read the next one, but I would not ever read these one right after another. Bo-oooring. Every once in a while, okay.

As I've said before, I'm trying to read some of the 'classics' that I've missed. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers fits that bill. And who knew there were so many books? Not I. As my main experience with these is the Disney movie, I'm comparing and contrasting. I can also see why Disney made Mary a 'kinder, gentler Nanny'.

I'm still reading Mary Poppins Comes Back by P.L. Travers as I've started to crochet again. What I'm finding is that her fantasy stuff reminds me of the "A Wrinkle in Time" books and some of Neil Gaiman's stuff. I approve!