My knitting has been a little sparse lately. An irritated thumb and sore wrist have kept me from spending much time at the needles. And I’ve noticed the less I’ve been knitting, the less I feel like knitting…kind of a bummer given the season we’re heading into!
I have been reading a ton, however. And the opposite has been true here: the more I read, the more I want to read. So much so that I’ve already read 4 books this month! #humblebrag
I just finished up Modern Lovers by Emma Straub. This is a book whose premise sounds like so many indie dramedies, one of my favorite genres:
Friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. Now nearing fifty, they all live within shouting distance in the same neighborhood deep in gentrified Brooklyn, and the trappings of the adult world seem to have arrived with ease. ~From Goodreads
Essentially it’s a character-driven story, with a few plot spikes here and there. I found it compelling and charming and relatable (hello lesbian protagonist!) and a pleasure to read. I enjoy Straub’s dry, insightful voice and was happy to play along through the ups and downs of the characters over one eventful summer.
What have you been reading and knitting lately?
It feels good to be joining Ginny and the Yarn Along community again!