After a visit with my Mom last night, Joe and I had a few minutes to spend at one of our local libraries. My copy of The Da Vinci Code had finally arrived for pickup, after a shorter than expected wait on the reserve list. At the same time, found a couple of other great reference books to take home.
Where has this knitting book been all my life, LOL…..The Yarn Girl’s Guide to Beyond the Basics is a fantastic book from what I’ve noted so far. Do any of you have it? If so, have you made any of the patterns yet? Easy to follow instructions, quick to make, beautiful, dare I say ‘trendy’ but not over-the-top designs and great photography throughout. Whereas I usually find 2 or 3 patterns I am wanting to try in most books, I’ve already counted 5 would love to have, in this one. That to me is impressive.
PS: Just found their website/ NYC store, check it out at: The Yarn Co. Lots of goodies there too!
Also found this gem of a cookbook by Carol Gelles, 1,000 Vegetarian Recipes.
Published in 1996, this appears to be an oldie but a goodie. Again, a too quick browse last night (we were having supper at 10:30, an occurance which happens all too often!) but again, from what I’ve seen, this looks like a wonderful cookbook, for everyone. And when the title says, 1000 Vegetarian Recipes, that’s exactly what it means, not just a lot of variations on each recipe, but rather 1000 unique recipes, many vegan too. I will let you know what I’ve tried and how the recipes turn out…..
So far, I’ve got Chapter 1 of the Da Vinci Code read. As a lapsed Roman Catholic, it will be an even more interesting read, I believe. It was a disturbing but engrossing beginning to the book. I’m probably the last person to get around to reading this. What are your thoughts on this runaway bestseller? The movie?
That’s it for the book reviews for now. Looks like we are in for a much-needed rainstorm. The potatoes are flowering now, a nice ‘soaking from the sky’ will really help.Have a wonderful day! 🙂
(sorry book cover photos no longer available on flickr)