Monday, April 19, 2010

Odds and Ends

Secondly, I wanted to share a book that I recently read. For those of you that don't know, I love, love, love books. My move to New Hampshire has provided me with the time and energy to enjoy them more than I was in Brooklyn. I always find it interesting to reflect on the books that I am drawn to and discover themes and threads that might come up. An obvious theme that I frequently run into are stories where a character knits, sew, quilts, or crafts. Somewhere in the last year, I read The Knitting Circle by Ann Hood. I did not want to e
njoy it, but alas I did. Very much so. I also unintentionally read her book Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine, because another theme that I keep coming back to is New England. Then, a couple of weeks ago, I was upstairs at my local library looking for a different book entirely when I came across Comfort. I quickly snatched it off the shelf, drove it home, and began reading. I was looking forward to hearing about how this woman became a knitter, those are stories that I love best. But this little book was more than I expected. It was hearbreaking yet graceful. Painful yet hopeful. And is something that I think all knitters should read. If only to gain further knowledge of the healing powers of this craft.

And on a more cheerful note, I've had the greatest burger of all time. It was at MaxBurger and I had it on Saturday and I am still thinking of it. It was called the FattyMelt and it was a burger placed in between two grilled cheese. One grilled cheese had tomato in it and the other had bacon. Don't worry though, I substituted a salad for french fries.


Julie said...

Okay that burger is awesome looking! Now I'm hungry. :/
As a side do you get your words, like MaxBurger, a different color and link to something?? I would love to learn how to do that. :)
If you have a minute could you direct me to where to find out how? I'd be most appreciative.

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stacey yacula studio said...

Thanks for sharing the books!
I am going to look for it at my library.
It has been awhile since I have read a good book.