Yarn Along

It is not often that I have a few hours with ab-so-lutely nothing on my plate.

That was today though!

After waiting what seemed like forever for the bus, I took off in my car.

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I went to my happy place, An Unlikely Story Book Store.

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(Notice the quidditch brooms!)

I browsed, found a book, bought a coffee and sat and read.

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This weeks new read is The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogowa.

He is a brilliant math Professor with a peculiar problem–ever since a traumatic head injury, he has lived with only eighty minutes of short-term memory.  She is an astute young Housekeeper, with a ten-year-old son, who is hired to care for him.  And every morning, as the Professor and the Housekeeper are introduced to each other anew, a strange and beautiful relationship blossoms between them. Though he cannot hold memories for long (his brain is like a tape that begins to erase itself every eighty minutes), the Professor’s mind is still alive with elegant equations from the past. And the numbers, in all of their articulate order, reveal a sheltering and poetic world to both the Housekeeper and her young son. The Professor is capable of discovering connections between the simplest of quantities–like the Housekeeper’s shoe size–and the universe at large, drawing their lives ever closer and more profoundly together, even as his memory slips away.  The Housekeeper and the Professor is an enchanting story about what it means to live in the present, and about the curious equations that can create a family.

~ GoodReads

My last Yarn Along book was The Fall of Marigolds…I totally recommend it.

Sad, as it deals with September 11th and The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, but well worth the read (I certainly teared up near the end of the book).

My project this week was the zippered pouch you see under the book-to keep my library books and paperback secure in my workbag (no bent corners or pages now!).

Also, I am also 3/4th the way through my “mindless knit” Boom! Shawl using Caron Cake Rainbow Sherbet.

It looks as though Ginny at Small Things is ending the weekly Yarn Along 😦

So, going forth, I’ll just post my reads as they come along (still tagging them as “Yarn Along” for easy finding).

I hope someone else picks up the weekly Yarn Along as I really enjoyed seeing everyone’s reads and projects in one space.

Have a good day!

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6 thoughts on “Yarn Along

  1. Stefanie says:

    Oh, I thought another did pick up the weekly Yarn Along? What a great bookstore. I want one of those Quidditch brooms! Super cool. You and your daughter are beautiful.

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  2. Casey says:

    That bookstore is so cute! I just put holds on both the books you mentioned 🙂 They sound like good ones! And I didn’t realize there was no Yarn Along anymore? I’ve been so awful at keeping up with the blogs this year!

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  3. Sandra Licher says:

    It has been years since I have been in a bookstore but it is probably just as well…..I could never buy just one! Both your last and present books sound excellent and I have written them down on my “never-ending booklist”. You are sewing such darling items and whipping them off so fast too! I am planning on sewing tomorrow and Sunday too while I should be out doing yard work and mowing…oh well! Love those Quidditch brooms. What a lovely book store….lucky you!

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