My new non-fiction is something a bit lighter and so far very well written, enjoyable and entertaining....... it is a book containing 20 essays on knitting by Rachel Herron and I highly recommend this book even though I'm not finished! Each essay is unique though and if you are a knitter this book was meant for you! I got it on sale with one of those Kindle deals.
Amazon states: "In these 20 heartfelt essays, Rachael Herron celebrated romance novelist by day, 911 dispatcher by night, shows how when life unravels there s always a way to knit it back together again, many times into something even better. Honest, funny, and full of warmth, Herron s tales, each inspired by something she knit or something knit for her, will speak to anyone who has ever picked up a pair of needles. From her very first sweater (a hilarious disaster, to say the least) to the yellow afghan that caused a breakup (and, ultimately, a breakthrough), every piece has a moving story behind it. This beautifully crafted and candid collection is perfect for the knitter who loves to read and the reader who loves to knit."
Amazon states: "Now a Hulu Original Series
The Handmaid's Tale is a novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its images and its forecast. Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States and is now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans. The regime takes the Book of Genesis absolutely at its word, with bizarre consequences for the women and men in its population.The story is told through the eyes of Offred, one of the unfortunate Handmaids under the new social order. In condensed but eloquent prose, by turns cool-eyed, tender, despairing, passionate, and wry, she reveals to us the dark corners behind the establishment’s calm facade, as certain tendencies now in existence are carried to their logical conclusions. The Handmaid's Tale is funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing. It is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and a tour de force. It is Margaret Atwood at her best."
Doesn't it sound so interesting? I read Margaret Atwood years ago...like over 20? Maybe longer than that when she first started writing and I thoroughly enjoyed her but then I went back to school and work and REALLY did not read anything but textbooks and IBM manuals for years! LOL! I forgot what a great writer she is.....I can't wait to read it and more of her books!
As for t.v. or movies.....no movies and only 1 or 2 podcasts but I have been watching the Father Brown mystery series on Netflix....so good!
What have you been reading, listening to and watching this week?