#2 A Is for Alibi by Sue Grafton
#3 B Is for Burglar by Sue Grafton
#4 C Is for Corpse by Sue Grafton
I am a mystery nut and realized that I had never read a Kinsey Millhone Mystery, so when I saw a ton of Grafton's books at BJ's Wholesale I grabbed 3. I have to go back for more. Fun, easy reads.#5 At Knit's End : Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much by Stephanie Pearl-McPheeThis was my purse book, so I have been reading it since June. I little bit here and there, while waiting in the car for hubby - usually when I forgot my knitting at home.
Knitting finally takes its rightful place on the spectrum of personal obsessions, alongside golfing, fishing, and gardening. The tangled life of the knitter is the subject of inspired nuttiness in these 300 tongue-in-cheek meditations from the self-proclaimed yarn harlot, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee.
As any knitter can attest to, this is an activity fraught with guilt, frustration, over-optimism, sly deception, and compulsion, along with passionate moments of creative enlightenment. To soothe the unraveled knitter's soul, Pearl- McPhee has selected some of her favorite quotes to cast off from, and then, like the standup comic of the knitting world, she rants, raves, and reflects on common experiences that are sure to leave avid knitters in stitches.
At Knit's End captures the wicked — and wickedly funny — musings of someone who doesn't really believe it's possible to knit too much, and who willingly sacrifices sleep, family, work, and her sanity on a regular basis in order to keep doing it. Stephanie Pearl-McPhee has seen it all — from the deadly “second sock syndrome,” to a house so full of yarn she can't find her washing machine, to desperate all-nighters spent feverishly finishing gifts.
This hilarious collection of short, pithy readings offers plenty of reassurance for anyone who has ever wondered, “Am I alone in my mania?”