Monday, December 15, 2008

A Good Read

Back in the day before I started knitting like an addict I did alot of reading. I still love to read, but I have not been able to master the "knitting and reading at the same time" maneuver that I see others doing. And ain't nothin messing with my knitting time - especially since it has dwindled down so much in the last few months.

I still felt bad over the summer about not getting any reading in. That was always my summer thing since I was a kid - getting a couple of good books and reading them at the beach or out in the back yard. Then I heard of a great idea from Kelly's Knit Picks Podcast. She subscribed to Audible and got books on her ipod. What a great idea! I could "read" and still knit at the same time. And that's what I did for the summer. I didn't get a whole lot read (3 books maybe) but I listened to alot of podcasts too (aren't knitting pocasts the best invention ever? It's like sitting with a friend and knitting together).

This November I took a lace class with Annie Modesitt. I have read her blog for years. If any of you follow it, you know her husband was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma almost 2 years ago. I remember reading the blog back when she was moving from New Jersey to Minnesotta. Then shortly thereafter, the diagnosis of her husband. She recently published a book about the experience and it was great. A quick read and easy to put down and pick up a few days later. It had been the first "paper" book I had read from start to finish in a long time.

I highly recommend it. It's a great book. Annie was even nice enough to sign it for me. I even bought a couple as Christmas presents (you recipients will find out who you are in the next week or so!)


livnletlrn said...

Yeah, I'm a big fan of podcasts. I've always just listened to them through the computer, but my kids both have ipods now, so I'm discovering the joy of untethered listening! Haven't gotten into loading audiobooks for myself onto their ipods yet, but I'm sure I will soon.

BammerKT said...

I like to read a lot too, but I just found out that my library has a program to download audiobooks, so that's what I have on ALL the time now when knitting or walking or anything.

I do like podcasts too, but sometimes i'm afraid to start a new one because then I know it's one more thing to add to my "to do" list!


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