First up is the Raven's Shadow series by Anthony Ryan. The books in order are Blood Song, Tower Lord and Queen of Fire. These are in no way YA books. Adult themes, language and violence. The characters are great, the world building amazing. Think Game of Thrones instead of Harry Potter. The reading by Steven Brand very, very good. The hours flowed out as each of these books is like 20 something of them. I will say the last book was not near as good as the first or the second but it was good enough and I enjoyed it.
Next up is another trilogy by Garth Nix and these are YA works and so damn good I was literally white knuckled on the edge of my seat in many parts. I can tell you that more than 10 times I did another 30 minutes on the timer at night instead of going to sleep. The series is The Abhorsen Trilogy/ books of the Old Kingdom and starts with Sabriel, then Lirael and lastly Abhorsen. There are more dealing with the Old Kingdom, another two have been added to the series, Clariel as a prequel which I'm into now and a fifth Goldenhand along with a number of short story collections. They will be coming soon to my Audible library. Tim Curry was the narrator of the first three and oh my, it was PERFECTION! He also narrates the Lemony Snicket and other children and classic titles. Some of which may make it to my device just because he is so good. Certainly A Christmas Carol when the holidays roll around.
That's been pretty much it on the book front. I can listen and sew or weave so some of each has gotten done. I cut out stuff this weekend. The last classic shirt pattern to try by Liesl & Me, a couple of scrubs for the vet clinic and I have a kimono jacket pattern and fabric picked out for cutting.
The looms are all seeing a fair amount of action. The two towel warps have been worked on, sheep and dark natural brown one. The blanket warp has seen the most weaving time and the little Piccolo loom found it's way into the back loom room
and it has seen at least a couple of feet woven on that long warp.
Buttercup is in process on her rug warp.
I'm finishing that up today when I can get Gene to double as a warping valet. These open rug warps ( 10 ends per inch -epi) roll on easily with little grab or resistance. I do love a good counterbalance loom which brings me to a request, if anyone has or knows of someone wanting to divest themselves of either a LeClerc Fanny or Mira loom, within say a two to three hour drive of the Rogue Valley, I'm actively looking. I might even be willing to trade a 40" 12 shaft Macomber if someone is looking for more shafts. Anyway, it's out there!
Oh and there was canning in there too. Another batch of Nectarine Lime Jam rolled out
and yesterday a big batch of Blueberry Maple Syrup. YUM! I'm officially out of some supplies so will have to get to town for more lids at least, rings certainly and probably jars.
Song for today is in tribute to all the fantasy readers waiting for that last book to the series. Patrick Rothfuss, I'm talking to YOU!
Parting shots: Tummies MUST be Rubbed!
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