Lately, I’ve been thinking about bringing more content to the blog and one of the things I’ve always wanted to do is put together a little highlight of my week. Then I thought, why not make them Fridays and have them be a little treat to start your weekend? Well, then I was completely sold! So this is the first of hopefully many Friday blog posts where I let my hair down and give you a bit of the feel goods. Let’s start with a song:
I don’t know if it’s because of the cardigan I’ve been working on or something else happening in my soul, but Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” has been stuck in my head for the past few days. I’m not at all mad about this, but I am concerned that it’s not “Cardigan” especially since I’m making the thing.
What I’m Reading
Speaking of my knitting, I wanted to give you a little sneak peek into my progress. At this point, I’m 75% into Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson (which I’m absolutely loving. This is IT, people!) and I’ve made the back of the cardigan and one of the front sides. I’m currently working on the second side and I plan on finishing up the sleeves this weekend. I also hope to finish Words of Radiance before the weekend even begins.
After that, I need to read Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie for my book club. I’ve never read anything by Agatha Christie, so I’m very intrigued to see what her writing style is like. I’ve seen Murder on the Orient Express and if the twist at the end of the movie is any indication of how Agatha Christie writes, well, then I might already be sold. Our book club picked this one because of the recent news that it’s being made into a movie!
I just watched the trailer and wow, that’s kind of selling me on the book. You can check it out here. Also, my friend told me the guy that plays Hercule Poirot is actually the same dude that played Gilderoy Lockheart in one of the Harry Potter movies. He also directed both Death on the Nile and Murder on the Orient Express and he’s also done a ton of other work. It kind of surprised me because Gilderoy Lockheart is such a big character and imagining the actor playing him doing something entirely different surprised me in a good way.
Up Next Week
Next week is Halloween week! I’m so excited, but I’m actually clueless as to what to do about candy. Now that we live in a more suburban neighborhood, I can imagine there are more kids in the area. Heck, my next door neighbor has two kids who will probably have some sort of Halloween plans. But with COVID and social distancing, I don’t know if there will be any kids out. I’ll probably go out and buy the candy anyway because hey, if the kids won’t eat it, then I will.
What’s your favorite Halloween candy? I think mine is anything chocolate. I usually eat the Almond Joys because I love coconut and almonds but also because no one ever eats them and I get to have them all to myself. But if I had to really choose, it would probably be the mini peanut butter cups. Give me chocolate and peanut butter any day and you have me.
My book club is also meeting at the end of the week! I’m excited because it’ll be the first meeting of Simone and Her Book Club. I know there will probably be some logistical issues and I’ll need to create a bunch of content for it, but I’m excited and I can’t wait to really get into our book discussions. This month, we read A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab. I figured it would be a great alternate to The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue especially since that book came out this month and demand for it is probably ridiculously high.
A Darker Shade of Magic would be a reread for me. This was the first book from VE Schwab I read and also one of the very first books that inspired my fantasy reading life. I think it was the combination of bringing real life elements like London and creating an entire fantasy world around it. I think there are a few overlaps, but this isn’t the same London we all know and love. And the magic is dark. I thought that component especially would be good for October since it is spooky month!
Aside from that, I’m finishing out the month! Get ready for a bunch of wrap ups and TBR posts and all the excitement of starting another month of reading.