January 10, 2011

On The Bookshelf

When the children were growing up, we lived in a rural area and the library was a single room over the village office. The shelves were mostly stocked with outdated paperbacks. For avid readers, it was a grim situation and we spent a lot of money on reading materials.
Our younger daughter, now an author, would have her nose in a new book before we even left the store. On the walk across the parking lot to the car (nose still in book), I would urge her to take a breather, fearing the purchase would be half finished before we even made it home!
Now, we are 4 km. from a really great regional library. I can scan the catalogue online, place a hold on books, pick them up and check them out with the automated check out machine.
Consequently, the only books I buy at this stage of life are knitting books and the occasional cookbook.
I research carefully before making a wishlist. Christmas is a great time to get new books as the short winter days and long winter nights are an ideal time to pour over and savour the new volumes.
Here are this year's gift books:


Brenda said...

I received the Knitting Lace Triangles as a gift also. One of my intentions for 2011 is to learn to knit from a chart (I have been completely hopeless at this so far). This book has been my inspiration.

Anonymous said...

And I really like Evelyn Clark's shawl designs. I've done a couple (Swallowtail and Shetland Triangle) and have Baltic Blossoms on the needles now.
If you haven't seen Victorian Lace Today, it is worth a trip to the library. The photography is gorgeous and the patterns are beautiful.

Rosie Beaucoup said...

That wasn't Anonymous! That was me, Rosie Beaucoup!