A is for ALEXANDRE DUMAS. I have ‘The Black Tulip’ lines up to fill the 1850 slot in my 100 Years of Books project.
C is for CELEBRATION. I’m delighted that Lory will be hosting another celebration of Elizabeth Goudge’s birthday on 24th April.
D is for DARE. I made it to the end of the TBR Dare for the very first time!
E is for ELIZABETH VON ARNIM. Author of the Month for April in the LibraryThing Virago Modern Classics Group.
F is for FOUR BAGS left the house last time we did a charity shop drop.
G is for GREEN PENGUINS. I picked up eight books, including titles by Anthony Berkeley, Mary Fitt and Elspeth Huxley, in my local second-hand bookshop. Someone with very similar taste to me – and I think I know who – has been thinning out their shelves.
H is for HAIR. It’s that time of year when we start thinning out Briar’s winter coat, putting the hair out in the garden, and then watching birds fly off with their beaks full.
I is for IN PROGRESS. My easy knitting project and my more complex knitting project are both close to completion, so expect a knitting post or two very soon.
J is for JUNE. Margaret Kennedy Day will be happening again on June 20th. More details will be coming soon.
K is for KAFFE FASSETT. I love the pattern on the cover of the new edition of Vogue Knitting, but with Felted Tweed held double it would be quite an investment.
L is for LYMOND. I’m smitten, I was tempted to pick up ‘Queen’s Play as soon as I put ‘The Game of Kings’ down, but I decided I shouldn’t rush and that I really should write about one book before I start the next one.
M is for MARGARET LAURENCE. Author of the Month for June in the LibraryThing Virago Modern Classics Group.
N is for THE 1951 CLUB. I have books by Margery Sharp and Howard Spring lined up.
P is for PUZZLED. We ordered Briar some steps, to help her get into her chair now she’s getting a little older. When they arrived we couldn’t work out how the pieces could fit together. When I rechecked the packaging I found some brief instructions and realised that we had been sent a dog gate instead of steps.
Q is for QUIET – but not as quiet as it usually is this time of year, as we have major building works two houses away.
R is for READING LIBARY BOOKS AGAIN now that the TBR Dare is over is a lovely prospect, but I’m going to be very selective now that I’ve been reminded how many wonderful books I have in the house already.
S is for SPIN. The Classics Club Spin gave me ‘The Beth Book’ by Sarah Grand. I’m not thrilled but it is a book I want to read and an author I’d like to get to know.
T is for TINDERSTICKS. I hadn’t listened to them for years but when I heard The Waiting Room I was smitten.
V is for VISSER. I love this design, and I hope it won’t be too long before I can start to knit.
W is for WILLA CATHER. Author of the Month for May in the LibraryThing Virago Modern Classics Group.
X is for (E)XHIBITION. A Casket of Pearls is going to be hard to follow, but a summer exhibition of works by Stanhope Forbes at Penlee House is very enticing.
Y is for YIN YANG DANCE. Here is a knitting pattern with a fascinating construction. You begin with an i-cord loop and knit outwards …
Z is for ZZZZZZZZZZ. Border terriers are very good sleepers ….