WHAT I'M READING
Well, I finally finished A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry, and apart from being HORRIBLY depressing, it just confirmed why I mostly stick to YA. Not much else to say besides that. I'm still plugging away at War and Peace and am about to start Book 4, roughly 1/5 of the way through this behemoth. Over the weekend, I started in on Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, my favourite in the series. (This one doesn't seem like it's a popular one to love for some reason.) To me, it's a good blend of fun (the Quidditch World Cup, the Triwizard Tournament) and dark/scary/serious/sad (the Dark Mark sighting, Voldemort + the Death Eaters, Cedric).
And this showed up yesterday morning, so I couldn't resist diving right in. (I mean, please.) ®
WHAT I'M WRITING
BUT, I think this writing hiatus might be coming to an end soon. We'll see, but I'm starting to get the itch to write something again. It might have something to do with the cooler weather.
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
Sitting down and writing a personal blog post about not writing and having so many people swing by and not only encourage me, but also remind me that I'm so not alone in this up and down experience of writing (or in my case, not writing for a bit now). THIS, folks, is why I blog. Why I started blogging in the first place over two years ago. To make connections with all of you. So, thanks a lot for that, friends!
We've been watching a lot of hockey around here. (Go Oilers!) They are only pre-season games, but it's still hockey, so WOO! I've taken to knitting while we watch the games and am making good progress on a sweater. My hand muscles and joints aren't used to knitting anymore, so I can only do so much before I have to set it aside, but it's fun to get back into it again. I've also gone to a couple of quilting classes and now I'm about to start my own quilt. Basically, I've turned into a granny since the last time we spoke.
Oh, and reading. Lots and lots of reading. And consuming pumpkin-y treats by the truckload because YUM! (Fall's finally here!)
|My new tea cup: A cup of tea may not actually solve|
everything, but it sure tastes good with ginger cookies!
|I've been getting lots of cuddles from these little monkeys as well. (Pete is on the left, Puck is on the right.)|
Well, that about wraps up the granniest post I think I've ever written. (Cats! Knitting! Quilting! Teacups! Aching joints!) Apologies.
SO, WHAT'S NEW WITH YOU?