Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Yarn Along

Reading: Anne of Ingleside, by L.M. Montgomery. This will be the last of the Anne series for me, for now anyway! I know there are a couple more books that are technically considered Anne books, but this is the last one I own. I'll probably buy and read Rainbow Valley and Rilla of Ingleside sometime later this year, but there are some other series I want to read or reread first.

Knitting: Are you tired of seeing these socks yet? Ha. This should be the last Yarn Along post they're featured in, since I'm on the foot of the second sock and plan on finishing these in the next couple of days.

{Yarn Along is a weekly link up hosted by Ginny where you can share what you've been knitting and reading.}


  1. Those socks are a color that it's impossible to tire of - so soft, and tranquil, and lovely. :) After reading your post, I realized that I rarely read a series through without breaks anymore. I did it all the time growing up! I think the last time I single-mindedly sped through something like that was with the Hunger Games - partly because it's only a three book commitment, but also because it's insanely addicting. :) Anyway... Anne of Ingleside and Rainbow Valley are probably my least favorites, but Rilla is a wonderful conclusion to the series and ranks near the top for me. Also, I'm curious to know which series you're planning on reading next, because I'm nosy like that. ;)

    1. I'm the same way! I used to read series straight through without even thinking about it, but now I rarely do that. I did with the Hunger Games, as well, but even with the Lunar Chronicles (as amazing and addicting as they are), I still read other books in between. I find that it keeps me from getting burnt out on a series. :)

      I told myself I wouldn't start any other series until I finished the Anne books, so I've been holding off on a few! Technically it's a mix of new reads and rereads. I want to read the third and final book in the Wildwood series, but it's been so long since I read the first two that I want to just start over and do the whole trilogy. It's the same thing with the Grimm books by Adam Gidwitz...they're not a traditional series but I've read that the third one ties them all together so I want to reread the first two as well. I also want to reread Lemony Snicket's "Who Could That Be At This Hour?" before I read the next two, but I might wait until closer to the final book's release in September.

      And those are just the series with unread books...there are several more that are strictly rereads that I'd love to get around to sometime this year: A Series of Unfortunate Events, the Chronicles of Narnia, and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Clearly I'm ambitious, ha!

  2. Thanks for indulging my nosiness! I could read about what other people are reading, or wanting to read, or have read, all day long and be perfectly happy. Book lists are my kryptonite (of the most delightful sort). :)

    Those sound great! I very much relate to the I've-already-read-the-first-books-but-now-I-need-revisit-them-before-reading-the-sequels syndrome (which is a thing, by the way ;). That's part of the reason I like to wait until a series is complete before I start on it. Of course, it actually has more to do with my inability to wait patiently for each books release, but that's a more grown-up justification.

    I've been craving a Narnia reread too! My brothers and I listened to those audio books until our CDs literally wore out. The CDs were my mom's clever way of not having to read them to us, because she doesn't enjoy fantasy like we do. ;) Anyway, those stories are a huge part of my childhood, and I feel like I haven't actually read them to myself as many times as I should have. I missed A Series of Unfortunate Events when they came out, but I just bought the first book a few weeks ago so I could give them a try. I'm not sure when that will happen, because my younger sister immediately requested it for herself, but I'd like to read it eventually. ;)

    Good luck with your plans! Any list that include the Lord of the Rings automatically feels like quite an undertaking!

    1. Ha, I know what you mean! I love finding out what people love to read or want to read. And if there's a picture of someone's bookshelves online, sometimes I feel like a creeper because I try to zoom in and see what books they have. :)

      The Narnia books are perfect. And I love A Series of Unfortunate Events! They're so short and the font is so big that reading them doesn't feel like a huge time investment, even though there are 13 books.


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