I wasn’t inspired to write about a book, I couldn’t quite work out how to construct my best books of the year post, but I remembered a nice meme I did this time last year:
“Take the first line of each month’s post over the past year and see what it tells you about your blogging year.”
It’s an idea that started with The Indextrious Reader and it’s an interesting way to look back at a year.
So here goes …
“I have enjoyed Susan Hill’s Simon Serailler crime novels for many reasons.”
“How lovely it is to fall into the hands of a natural storyteller, who tells her story with such lovely and well-chosen words and with such understanding of every element of her story.
“It begins beside a swimming pool, in America, not long after the war has ended.”
“I wasn’t at all sure that Victoria Holt was my sort of author, but I had to give a gothic romance set in Cornwall the benefit of the doubt.
“My 20th Century Reading Project continues to roll along..”
“And not just any sock – a sock that I have handknitted!.”
from We have a Sock!
“Hello! It’s me – Briar!
“A is for Another Time, Another Life by Leif G W Persson.”
“I can still remember where I first met Elizabeth Taylor.
“My local second-hand book dealer has, like many others in these difficult times, branched out into other areas.”
“It feels like the right thing to do on the first day of a new year …..”
So there you have it: books, knitting and a border terrier!
And a liking for lists … and I think while I’ve been looking back I’ve worked out how to do my year end list … watch this space!