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Friday, May 31, 2013

Why I Haven't Been Knitting

I've been reading.  I found Edward Rutherfurd a couple years ago at the library and I've since read all of his books.  Each book covers a different city or area and goes through the history of that area.  For instance, London begins in the area that became London, just before the Roman's arrived.  There are five or six families that the book follows all the way through, and the families represent the major social/economic classes of the area.  The books are fiction, but the characters interact with actual historical characters and events.  I can't even begin to imagine the amount of research that goes into each book, but they read like novels even though you learn a lot of the history of the area too.  They aren't really light reading, but I really enjoy them.  Paris just recently came out, so I've been reading it this week (instead of knitting).  I just thought I'd mention them because: (A) I have no knitting blog fodder to share today, and (B) I know there are more of you like me out there, who are always looking for new books to read!

In fur baby news around here, Max went to our regular vet yesterday and she said his eye is looking great.  We've got three more days of eye drops and then we can quit.  We're glad everything is looking so good.  Logan wanted me to share how he's doing in the car.  If you remember, he hated riding in the car at the first of the school year and would drool like a fountain and just curl up and be miserable anytime we did put him in the car.  I decided to start taking him with us on the morning school drop off run to try to improve his view of the car.  He still drools a bit, but I don't have to take a towel with us every morning.  Also, he has learned to stand his front legs on the seat and stick his nose (just the tip of his nose, never any more) out the window.  He's been working on this all Spring and would mostly do it at the school when I was creeping along at about 5 MPH at the most.  This week he started doing it on the roads - even the big one where the speed limit is 40 MPH!  The funny part is, he's learned where the turns are, and he climbs down and lies on the floor for those so he doesn't go flying around!  He's learned how to ride in a car like a dog, and despite the fact that there is drool on his window, I'm very proud of him.

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Blogger Sheri said...

Yay Logan! And glad for Max and his boo-boo. The books sound very interesting but for some reason I haven't been able to pick up a book since 2006 - my first heart attack. Not sure why, I used to read several books a month.

11:50 AM  
Blogger trainlady said...

Yay Logan! He's lucky to have such a good mom.

I loved the book, _New York_. I have _Paris_ on my to read list. I didn't realize there was a _London_. Off to do some shopping. Thanks for the tip.

6:26 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

I love audio books so I can knit and read at the same time. Off to look for these books.
I am glad to hear that Max is getting better. Way to go Logan. I really enjoy your blog and I like to hear about the fur babies

6:38 AM  
Anonymous Pam said...

Love Edward Rutherford and especially the book about London. But Paris is on my list too.

Glad to see someone loves his books as much as I do. My knitting suffers when my nose gets in a book. Somehow listening to books is never quite the same for me. Love reading the old fashioned way although I did download Paris on my Kindle.

3:22 PM  

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