Book bingeing

Funfur purse

Fun fur and four hours, and we have a purse for a feisty 3-year-old. That is why I never despise fun fur. HDC around a base chain without increasing, as long as you like it, then crochet on the handle. The yarn is from Vardhman (held together with Knit Ezee also from Vardhman and I picked up in Shillong) that Jaishree sent me. Simple closure with a loop and button. I gave her elder sister the blue bag I made last June. Girls are fun. You can actually make things for them.

Books

I’m still in Hyderabad and bingeing on books whenever I can. Finished Donna Leon‘s A Sea of Troubles (which I found less enjoyable, maybe a bit grim) and Ruth Rendell‘s End in Tears (no disappointment there, I actually watched the BBC(?) Wexford series before I ever read any of hers). I also finished Reginald Hill‘s On Beulah Height. I realised I’ve read Hill before, didn’t register at first. It was the book told in first person or has he written more than one?

Bought a Lawrence Sanders (not Archy McNally, but something else) The Case of Lucy Bending. Unfortunately, it wasn’t what I’d been expecting and I’m leaving it unfinished. I do like the McNally ones, they seem like a combination of Wodehouse (Wooster-like character) and Blyton (food descriptions).

Yesterday I had to fall back on re-reading one of my favourite writers, Georgette Heyer, a hardback omnibus with Arabella, Bath Tangle and The Nonesuch. Most of my Heyers are secondhand paperbacks and in dire condition. But this one (although secondhand) is in good condition. Unfortunately, my hardback omnibus of Dick Francis got eaten by termites in Bombay 😦 All of his books are secondhand ones, too, picked up at the Abids Sunday market, Daryaganj on Sunday or Vasant Vihar any day in Delhi, Churchgate in Bombay (alas, the hawkers have been kicked out now) and any other likely place.

I washed some stuff I made for my sister’s kids yesterday and might have one or two previously unseen objects over the next few days.

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2 thoughts on “Book bingeing

  1. Is this the Reggie Hill with the black laid back detective Joe something in Luton? I read a couple of his and they were hilarious! Singing the Sadness, where he goes to Wales for a music festival. Sidesplittingly funny, it was. He also has another series with two detectives Dalziel & Pascoe which a lot of people have recommended to me but which I have not really found that gripping as yet.

  2. Hello,
    I am so glad you commented on my new blog. I had lost all of my links to other peoples’ blogs (part of the reason I moved) and I’ve not been able to reconnect with everyone yet and add their addresses to my new site. So whenever I find a missing link (very bad joke) I feel like a little part of me has been restored and I feel all happy. Thank you for the get well wishes. This is really a nasty bout of illness. The purses you’ve made are adorable and these are lucky girls indeed to receive such wonderful, one of a kind presents.

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