Book Hangovers and Snowy Days

At least my Magic Sea Captain Watch Cap kept me warm!! (Cowl is the Honey Cowl) Both in Malabrigo Twist in the Cookie Colorway.

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.

It’s a bit of a challenge to turn pages in mittens, but I succeeded without removing them.

7 responses to “Book Hangovers and Snowy Days”

    • I’m not particularly picky about my book choices anymore, I used to be a MAJOR snob about my reading. I prefer modern fiction (20th and 21st century stuff), but will sometimes really enjoy 19th century novels- even if it takes me a little longer to get into. I also like “fluffy” sci-fi and fantasy novels: Disc World Series, Dungeons and Dragons Forgotten Realms, that kind of stuff.
      In 2022 I plan on re-reading all the Vonnegut novels.


  1. oooh! I love finding a really good book! I know the feeling of not wanting a book to end. Those are typically the ones I choose to purchase for my library; all others I am fine with borrowing from the library. I can forget I am shoveling snow if I am listening to a good ebook.

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    • Last year I read/listened to half a dozen Neil Gaiman novels. I loved listening to him read to me while I was sewing a ton of masks to donate to my local schools. I have SO many books, that I buy only a third of what I used to. Being able to get ebooks and audiobooks from an app supported by my local library has been a GAME CHANGER! I’m reading more now than I was 2 years ago.

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