Reading. I’ve recently enjoyed Defending Jacob by William Landay. A little disturbing for parents of teens but still a well-done mystery. I also read Divergent by Veronica Roth. Another YA future dystopian thrill ride. The author is only 23! Did I like it? Well, I ordered the second book from the library!
On a related note, I don’t really understand readers who won’t use the library. Of course this doesn’t apply to those who do not have ready access to a library, but I’m amazed by the number of people who live literally within a few blocks of a local branch yet never set foot there, instead choosing to buy all of their books. At the rate I go through books, I would be bankrupt within weeks. It is so tempting, when I really want to get my hands on something, to buy it and have it on my iPad in seconds rather than waiting on a library hold, and sometimes I do for a treat, but I really try to be patient.
The Back. I have been swimming a few times a week, since that is the only really vigorous exercise I can do right now. Well, other than the elliptical, which I detest. It really is a good, very efficient workout. The pool at our club is not chlorinated, but instead treated with an ozone system, so it is very pleasant. The downside is that swimming is just me and my brain. Scary.
Knitting. The Madison contingent got together Sunday for a lovely few hours of lunch, chat, and knitting. I made the trip and it was so worth it. What a wonderful group. One of our number was destashing and I wound up with the most generous gift of a sweater’s worth of merino cashmere in a glorious purple. I did not accomplish much. I cast on a sock and screwed up the ribbing, because apparently I can’t knit and talk at the same time.
That’s more than 10 minutes, so off I go. Enjoy the day!