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End of Month Roundup

Here are the books I've read this month:

Bats of the Republic, an illuminated novel by Zachary Thomas Dodson
...And the Ladies of the Club, by Helen Hooven Santmeyer
Dead Wake by Erik Larson
The Half-Crown House by Helen Ashton
The Children's Book by A.S.Byatt

My favorite was ...And the Ladies of the Club. This was a re-read, and I had forgotten what a good book it is. I ordered a copy of Ohio Town: a Portrait of Xenia, Ohio by Santmeyer, which tells the history of the real town on which Ladies of Club was based.


I took a knitting class with a friend at the local library. The instructor was wonderful. I am left-handed and my mother taught me how to crochet by standing side by side in a large bathroom mirror. I never learned to knit, and I have always wanted to. I was able to knit for three hours during class, then came home and forgot everything! I did find a YouTube video which is helpful, so will be watching and working on projects. One thing I would like to do is make mittens for elementary school children. I know a woman who does this, and they are really appreciated.

Hope everyone I doing well!

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gghost
Feb. 1st, 2016 07:13 am (UTC)
A lovely book list, and I have just ordered a copy of Ohio Town, too!

I so admire knitters and crocheters. Both my daughter and mother do beautiful work, but I am a complete dud. And your idea for making mitten for children is wonderful. DD crochets afghans for a shelter project. Even when she uses her wool remnants, I think that they are beautiful.

Hoping that your upcoming months is a good one as well!
mongorules
Feb. 1st, 2016 09:57 pm (UTC)
My copy of Ohio Town arrived today- can't wait to start it.
How wonderful that your daughter donates her work. Heaven knows, there is a need. That is my goal with crocheting and knitting- to make things that are needed.
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