This has been a crazy week–mostly fun, with visitors in town, but today included a spill that may be more serious enough to need a cast. I’m also cutting time short on work for my current online class, about holding bilingual storytimes.
All this is to say, this post is late, but enjoy anyway. These are books I read/am reading for me–one is a kid’s chapter book (probably good for late elementary/middle school) and the other a knitting book–instead of with my kids.
Flyte by Angie Sage
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Enjoyed just as much as I remember enjoying the first Septimus Heap book. I like how some loose ends from the previous book come back and are tied up, and I can see other storylines waiting to be expanded in the next book.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I haven’t actually finished this yet, but I returned it to the library for now (and may buy my own copy), so it’s as good as anytime to review. I wasn’t sure what I’d think of this book, especially since the front advertises it as “the only knitting book you’ll ever need.” However, I really enjoyed it. I found Ms. Righetti to be funny and enjoyable to read, and I also found all the chapters I did read to be helpful to me as a still-beginner knitter. I went to both this book and my standard go-to reference, The Knitting Answer Book for a couple recent problems, and they were both helpful in complimentary ways. Knitting in Plain English has the additional benefit of being fun to read for its own sake.