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.
I went to my happy place, An Unlikely Story Book Store.
(Notice the quidditch brooms!)
I browsed, found a book, bought a coffee and sat and read.
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.
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!