The Dog Days of Winter

I’m still reading Barefoot Sisters Southbound by Lucy and Susan Letcher on my Kindle.

It’s not that it is a bad book…. It is a longer book, coming in at 480 pages. I’m still only about half way through it. For some reason Pawn Stars keeps catching my attention at bedtime….

In the meantime I did finish The Marriage Plot by Jeffery Eugenides. He also wrote Middlesex, which I read years ago and loved for so many eye-opening reasons.

The Marriage Plot

In this book, Madeline, a privileged college student, is writing her Sr thesis about the way marriage plots are used in classic literature. The Plot is told through the lives, and her relationships, with her parents and her two love interests.  They are living The Marriage Plot. Interesting enough, I will give it 3 stars. Maybe I need a stronger background in the classics of Jane Austen and George Eliot to have given it the rave reviews and awards it has received.

A New York Times Notable Book of 2011
A Publisher’s Weekly Top 10 Book of 2011
A Kirkus Reviews Top 25 Best Fiction of 2011 Title
One of Library Journal’s Best Books of 2011
A Salon Best Fiction of 2011 title
One of The Telegraph’s Best Fiction Books of the Year 2011

And because I have nothing else to the hand quilting stage, I’ve picked up the embroidery hoop. Again. I don’t think I’ll ever love embroidering, but I do love to have something to work on in front of the TV.

Book Quilt

The long, gray days of the winter that will never end. Reading and stitching that’s what I’m doing to make it a little more bearable. How about you?

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One Response to The Dog Days of Winter

  1. mtetar says:

    You’re going to do great so long the interest is there. Mtetar

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