Yarn Along (and a tiny 30k)

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30

A good number!

I reached my GoodReads goal of 30 books in 2016 (after 2015’s tiny, minuscule amount of  reading due to inability to concentrate after many life changes).

AND

SimplySummerStreet has reached 30,000!

Thank you to everyone who has visited to see completed craft projects and books read!

Thank you to Ginny and her weekly “Yarn Along-ers” who helped get me reach my GoodReads goal with great recommendations!

This week I am reading Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi:

The unforgettable New York Times best seller begins with the story of two half-sisters, separated by forces beyond their control: one sold into slavery, the other married to a British slaver. Written with tremendous sweep and power, Homegoing traces the generations of family who follow, as their destinies lead them through two continents and three hundred years of history, each life indeliably drawn, as the legacy of slavery is fully revealed in light of the present day.

Effia and Esi are born into different villages in eighteenth-century Ghana. Effia is married off to an Englishman and lives in comfort in the palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle. Unbeknownst to Effia, her sister, Esi, is imprisoned beneath her in the castle’s dungeons, sold with thousands of others into the Gold Coast’s booming slave trade, and shipped off to America, where her children and grandchildren will be raised in slavery. One thread of Homegoing follows Effia’s descendants through centuries of warfare in Ghana, as the Fante and Asante nations wrestle with the slave trade and British colonization. The other thread follows Esi and her children into America. From the plantations of the South to the Civil War and the Great Migration, from the coal mines of Pratt City, Alabama, to the jazz clubs and dope houses of twentieth-century Harlem, right up through the present day, Homegoing makes history visceral, and captures, with singular and stunning immediacy, how the memory of captivity came to be inscribed in the soul of a nation.

I am only 50 pages in, but it is holding my attention.

I haven’t started a new project, but I have all the supplies need to start a Tea House Wrap by Two of Wands.

I’ve wanted to make this for a long time (I fell in love with the Coffee House Wrap and was so pleased they created a crochet version)!

This is a busy week, so I’m not sure how much I will accomplish.

Have a good week!

Joining Ginny’s weekly Yarn Along

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