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!)