Thursday, 21 March 2013

Yarn Along

Joining in with Ginny at Small Things

At the moment I am still knitting the two angel tops for two little angels, and reading The Last Office by Geoffrey Moorhouse. The knitting pattern is one I have adapted and knitted a few times, and will no doubt revisit. The book on the other hand I will not be revisiting; we are not getting on at all! It's an account of the experience of the monastic institutions of Durham Cathedral during the Reformation. The subject matter is really very interesting. The first couple of chapters have looked in depth at the background and workings of the monastery and some of the personalities involved. It also contains photographs of documents, portraits and artifacts pertaining to the subject matter. However, I cannot get on with the writing style. This author seems to have very good reviews and be passionate about the subject, but his mind and mine are not running along the same lines. I have a personal rule about finishing books even if I don't like them, the only exception to date being Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children, which remains on my bookcase to shame me when I see it. Therefore I will plough on with The Last Office. I know that when I finish it there is a selection of brightly coloured charity shop finds waiting to be chosen from, and this will hopefully spur me on!


  1. love the yarn for the knitting project. love to see it all completed.
    you are a much stronger person then me when it comes to a book i don't like. lol

  2. Dear Momto5,
    thank you for being my first commenter! I love your breastfeeding blog, thank you for sharing.

  3. I like your determination to finish a book, I'm afraid I usually have several on the go and if I don't get along with one I do put it aside - sometimes to be picked up again in the future with more success :) x