A busy knitting and crocheting life means a slow reading life. I don't think I have ever finished this many knit/crochet projects in such a short time, so that being said: I've hardly had time to curl up with a book.
I have finished a couple books since March, and so I will share them with you today:
What have I learned as a result of reading these two books? Well, for the first one, it is a bit of a stretch, but when you are locked in a large dark room, unstitch the lace edging from your underwear and use it as a "find your way back to your original spot" string so you don't get disoriented from the darkness. (Yes, this is what Hilda did when she was locked in the basement. She must've had some pretty frilly undies!)
I have learned a tremendous amount from the Gluten Free book that I cannot possibly list them all out. One important thing is to not assume that something does not contain a wheat ingredient. Even food items such as soy sauce and lots of creamy salad dressings has wheat or modified food starch (yes, it's often derived from wheat). The onus is on you to figure it out by asking a ton of questions and read food labels very carefully. Lots of people do not know what gluten is or how that affects people so you may order a salad and ask to hold the croutons, but you may get them in your salad anyway. I am not that sensitive to it that I could not just pick them out, but not the case for all affected people.
I am currently reading two books that I just cannot get into. One is a murder-drama novel that the murder happened in the beginning and nothing else since. C'mon, will there be another murder; will all the excitement be squeezed into the last two chapters, as is typical with so many first novels? Then the second one is a fiction novel based on a true story and it's just not that interesting. I already gave up reading another book because it was just plain dumb in the first two chapters, that I was like, "Forget this! There are way better books on my shelf than this waste of paper."
I may have to say the same thing about the non-fiction/fiction book I mentioned before. I think I'll just give it back to the gal I borrowed it from and know not to mind her book suggestions. I don't mean that in a rude way, it's just that we apparently are not into the same style of writing.
I hope you guys are having better luck with your book selections. Happy reading!