There are some people who cannot read more than one book or knit more than one project at a time - and for as much as I admire them, I am not one of those people. I read what my mood dictates - which often results in a collection of books on my nightstand and around the house. Remember Bossypants? I'm still reading it. I'm also still reading the King of Elfland's Daughter. And the book on my nightstand that I've picked up most frequently this week is called Monsoon Diary.
This is a wonderful book - especially for you armchair travelers. It's a memoir about the author's life growing up in Southern India and moving to the US as a young adult. At the end of each chapter, there's a vegetarian recipe for a dish that was central to her chapter. I love the author's voice and I can't wait to try those recipes - they all sound amazing.
Thankfully, I've been more disciplined on the knitting front - I'm still working on my Radian Yoke top and I'm just about ready to separate my sleeve stitches. I'm slowing down a bit now that I have so many stitches in a round, but I still manage to get a couple of rounds done in each day. I'm working with a linen blend yarn and it's making a lovely fabric - I can't wait to see what it's like when it's blocked.
(Joining Ginny at Small Things for her weekly Yarn Along.)