Now here's a thing - they have updated blogger, and on the new version I cannot find how to create a new post.
Luckily I have found a place to click on 'revert to the old format' so I can post for now - but it is 'all change' in mid-June...
What was I going to post - well, nothing much.
It is the weekend - Saturday, the one day of the week with no scheduled activity.
I've finished the Pat of 'Silver Bush' series by L M Montgomery (author of 'Anne of Green Gables' and 'Emily Moon' other series). I discovered I could download EVERYTHING she published for 99p - now that's an offer I couldn't refuse. I say 'finished' - 'finshed with' might be closer. I skim-read the second book to see if she really did marry Jingle at the end because I was getting tired of all the twists and turns.
I've started 'The Family Upstairs' by Linda Jewel which is our book club read - a murder mystery which is switching back and forward through time. I think I'm going to have to stay with this one as I'm three chapters in and already confused. I was so grateful for the little symbols at the beginning of each chapter of Joanne Harris' 'The Lollipop Shoes' so I could keep track of who was narrating each chapter - something like this would be useful in 'The Family Upstairs'. No-one has been murdered yet, or rather, the deaths (suicide or murder?) occurred before the book starts, but the atmosphere is definitely pregnant with plot.
I've listened to a TED talk on 'Reading Slowly' - interesting, but didn't make me feel bad for skipping chunks and chunks of Pat and her obsessive love of Silver Bush Farm - never actually described as obsessive in the book, but I would be worried for her if it hadn't turned out all right in the end.
I do want to add a square to the scrap blanket - it is easy mindless knitting, but McCavity has adopted it. I have to wait for my chance.
I'm using up a whole load of scraps of yarn left over from my godmother's house, and from projects that I remember doing in the past, and scraps that I have no idea where they came from. You just add on a square when you feel like it (which is NOW, as it happens). I'm using very short needles which are a joy to knit with. (But that hairy electric blue square was a mistake - oh well, McCavity doesn't care and I don't either).
It is very quiet when I pause in rattling the keys, just the ticking clock (a bit brisk for Pat of Silver Bush, I wouldn't mind betting).
Leo-the-cat has just come in. By the sound of the miaow, her plate is empty...