Last year I read Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and I instantly wanted to devour EVERYTHING I could find by the author. But for some silly reason, I decided to hold off on reading another one of her books. Mostly because I don’t want to put them down and I get sad when it’s time to say goodbye to the characters. My library has Purple Hibiscus as an ebook. Needless to say I started it Monday morning and finished it Tuesday afternoon. I read and knit, I read and made dinner, I read and brushed my teeth. You get the point. Every spare second I could spend reading that book, I did. Finishing the book threw me into a bit of a book hangover. I was starting to think I wasn’t capable of devouring a book in 36 hours (or less) anymore.
Last night, about 6:30 pm, it started to snow. By 10 pm there was about an inch and a half. At 7 am, the snow had stopped and we had about 3-4 inches. School is currently virtual, so this wasn’t a wrench into our day. Don’t feel sorry for my kids, they had 2 snow days last week. Since it’s so cold, it will stay through the weekend too.
After the kids finished up school, we headed outside. I was just out there to supervise, I was not interested in getting wet and snowy today. I finished up all my portable knitting projects. I didn’t want to cast-on anything just yet. BUT I did have a book to start! Bundled up and out the door we went. I started Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime. I’m only 3 chapters in. I didn’t want to put the book down to write this blog. But I didn’t want to have another day pass without getting a post written.