~Yarnalong: I don't know if you have had the pleasure of stumbling across Sarah Mackenzie and her ReadAloudRevival.com yet, but if you haven't (and if you are a homeschooler, or have children at home, you definitely want to meet her!), I encourage you to check it out! Awhile back on her podcast, she interviewed the author of The Vanderbeekers of 141st St, Karina Yan Glaser and Sarah just raved about this book. I happened to pick up a copy of it at the library this weekend, and I agree! This is definitely one of those charming, and engaging stories that you don't want to put down (or to see end!).
One another one of her podcasts, Sarah said that one of the ways she balances motherhood/homeschooling/life, with having time to read is that she reads a bunch of YA novels. I'm finding this to be a practical and amazing suggestion! There is just something special about these books, and how they neatly fit into my daily routine. I'm from the "if they see you do it, they will do it" school of thought, and as I have been making a conscious effort to do some reading during lunchtime, my children are slowly starting to pick up the habit as well. I am also loving the chance to read something that interests my older two, who attend public school, so that we have an opportunity to connect over a book, even though they aren't learning at home with the rest of us. The Vanderbeekers is such a sweet, and engaging story so far (I'm also finished, but not so sure I'm ready for my time with them to be over!), and I've already got it on my list to pick up so that we can add it to our Read Aloud schedule for the summer.
I'm in between some work projects right now (and need to set aside some time to wind some yarn this afternoon for swatching.....), so I picked up this gradient that was sitting in my stash. I love KnitCircus Yarns gradients, they are always so much fun and the yarn is just lovely. This cake matches a dress I just got, and I have a super fun plan for this one, so I am crossing fingers that it works out. If this one turns out the way I want, I just might have to create a different sort of pattern for you all! So, stay tuned if you are interested, this one is definitely unique and FUN!
I'm curious, do any of you read YA fiction? Have you found it to be enjoyable and a good read as well? Are there any other YA books or authors I need to add to my library list? I am going to try to make an effort to read at least one YA book a month because they really are fun and enjoyable!
Happy Reading and Knitting, friends!