Wisely, I think, I used that time to read the October books for my two book groups. For the 1st Monday group, I read "Shanghai Girls" by Lisa See. Reading the back, I did not think I would like it but I did. It is about two sisters who go from a priviledged Shanghai life to being little more than mail order brides in 40/50's era California. It was pretty compelling reading. In fact, the story caught me up so thoughly that I absolutely hated the ending. I want more!
The 3rd Thursday group is reading "The Next Thing on My List" by Jill Smolinski. This one I loved. It is about a woman (June) who feels responsible for a young woman's death. To make amends, she decides to finish the dead girls "Thing I want to do before I am 25 years old" list. I know it sounds just too cute and predictable but I found it to be much less so than expected. Not one thing that this woman does goes according to plan (I feeling I am all to familiar with). She is forced to come out of her comfort zone to accomplish even the easy tasks (some are less easy than others). I loved this book if for not other reason than it did not end the way I expected it to. For me, this was a quick but satisfying read.
As it is October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month), I am knitting all pink, all the time. More on that later.