This was meant to be a Tuesday or Wednesday sort of post, not a nearly the end of the week Thursday post! I am sorry I seem so absent here these days. Time just gets away from me. I'm not quite sure what is keeping me so busy, but I spend less time on the computer than in the past (which is not an entirely bad thing, but I do miss all the bookish chatting).
Anyway, over the weekend I went to my public library's monthly (every first Saturday) book sale. It had been years since I regularly went, but I stopped in last month and they had such a great spread of books I couldn't resist going again this month to see what I could find. And as you can see, I found quite a lot! I have been find more of the Kinsey Millhone mysteries and as you can see they are in almost new condition. How can you beat a 50 cent paperback you know you will be reading sooner than later. (And the money goes to the Friends of the Library, so a win-win situation).
Years and years ago I belonged to the Book of the Month Club. I thought, to be honest, they were defunct, but I came across them on Instagram and my curiosity was sparked. It is set up now like an Audible subscription. You 'buy' a credit and then you can choose a book to apply it to that month or the next. So I bought a credit and as a new subscriber also got a free credit. I have one in reserve and used my other one for Kate Morton's new book. I couldn't wait to start it, and it is so good so far! I tend to be hit or miss with her books, but I love this one. It is one of those dual storylines, one set in contemporary times and the other in the Victorian era. There are artists and a bookish young woman. Maybe a ghost . . . so far so good! Is anyone else reading this right now?
Ooh, and last but not least. I have once again pulled out my sampler. I had run out of the main floss color, London Fog, and dug around in my stash over the weekend and found a spare skein, so I am back to work. Honestly I wouldn't mind starting something new, but I will persevere with this as I am getting close to finishing. The wording is from a Christmas Carol so it seems a good sampler to work on now. I desperately need to go through my stash and do some serious weeding. What to do with all the old charts and kits that I don't think I will ever work on? I have more than I could complete in several lifetimes, I think. Do I give it to the Goodwill? Any stitchers out there have ideas of what to do with unneeded stitching supplies? I would definitely prefer to let people who like needlework to have the designs I am no longer interested in. I will still keep my favorites, kits that are ready to go with really nice supplies (silks, etc) and my floss and linen collection. But I think it would not be a bad thing to thin the collection down a bit.
What is everyone else up to? Having a good Fall (it is colder than normal and really wet and rainy here). Reading lots of good books? Doing any crafting? Traveling? Planning for the holidays. Yikes, holidays? I am feeling out of touch, but as always I do hope to still regularly post (what to do about those books I have read and not written about?). Until next time! Happy reading!