Book Challenge: The Library Book

There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for. ~ J.R.R. Tolkien Two Towers

It probably comes as no surprise, the British Hubby and I are library people. I love making use of all the free resources a library has to offer. I loved reading as a child. Libraries helped me realize the world had more to offer than my Midwestern farming community. It provided a glimpse into other cultures, time periods and ideas I just didn’t have access to growing up before the internet and mostly before cable TV. Money for books was a luxury at my house, and I was the child that preferred to read over doing house work. I can’t tell you how often I got in trouble for reading instead of doing what I was told or socializing with other children in my neighborhood. Reading had so many more possibilities than the weekly dusting and vacuuming I was assigned to do. Libraries were a safe space for me. Even though my local library is currently closed due to COVID-19, I’m still taking advantage of online resources that are available.

Book four in my 2020 reading challenge is The Library Book by Susan Orlean. This book chronicles the history behind the 1986 fire in the LA Public Library along with it’s city librarians and the library profession. This book was like curling up with a cup of tea and long chat with an old friend. It was informative, eye-opening, suspenseful and comforting. If you haven’t read it, check out a copy from your local library.

Ernie is modeling my fifth square in clue one for COVID Comfort. This clue had a lot of knitting. I know blankets require a lot of knitting, but typically kal’s try to space out how much knitting is required during each clue. A few of my fellow knitters in this kal commented that clue one had much more knitting than other clues. I’m not sure I could have finished this in two weeks even if that’s all I worked one. I have three more squares to make yet for square five. It doesn’t sound like much, but I know that’s several hours of knitting.

This week I’m making some Keto friendly liqueur’s from Keto Happy Hour. We all know alcohol is loaded with sugar especially if you purchase any type of mix. I made the Coffee Liqueur and Irish Cream Liqueur. The Coffee Liqueur needs at least four weeks to infuse. This is my second batch, and it is worth waiting for. Next week, I think I’ll make another batch that way I have two infusing and won’t run out while waiting. Waiting is the hardest part.

Stay safe, stay healthy and stand-up for what you believe in.

George Floyd, may you rest in power.

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