Look! I’m knitting a sock!!

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Confession :: this post isn’t about knitting but a post without a picture is, you know, meh!

I just finished a book and the words continue to linger with me.  Does this happen to you sometimes when you read something powerful, or watch a movie that’s especially moving?

The Pearl That Broke It’s Shell by Nadia Hashimi is the book that I just finished and it was such a tender story with a powerful message.

At first, I picked the audiobook version to listen to and I wish I had switched to the actual book with pages earlier on because the narrator, while very good, sounded more Middle Eastern than Afghani.  However, this didn’t spoil the storyline and the way the characters were developed through this fascinating book.  I just couldn’t put it down!

Crisscrossing in time, The Pearl That Broke Its Shell interweaves the stories of two remarkable women who are separated by a century but share the same courage and dreams…

Ultimately, I wrote this story to share the experience of Afghan women in a fictional work that is made up of a thousand truths.


– Nadia Hashimi

If you’re looking for a great read, I highly recommend this book!

I used to read voraciously until the crafting bug sort of took over.  I missed reading but then, I discovered audiobooks! Craft and listen?  At the same time??  The ultimate match!  Some books however, are best read… crinkly pages and all!

I’ve challenged myself to read more this year (scroll down the right sidebar for my 2015 Goodreads challenge).

Are you a bookworm too?  I’d love to hear your recommendations.

5 thoughts on “Crinkly Pages

  1. Lorraine

    Your beautiful sock yarn looks delicious, like strawberries!

    I too love audio books while crafting. I used to buy them on cassette when I was a kid, many years ago. 🙂

    I’ve always liked Agatha Christie/Miss Marple, Sherlock Holmes and also listen to Stephen King. The narrator can certainly make a huge difference and effects my choices when buying an audio book.


  2. Nicky

    I love the colour of your socks! Really pretty. Thanks for the book recommendation. I’m going to the library tmw or Monday, I’ll look for it. Off to Goodreads now to add you to my friends list.


  3. Michele

    Love that sock-both the colorway and pattern! I’m hoping you’ll reveal the name of the pattern and yarn !
    Thank you for the book recommendation-Just ordered it and looking forward to reading it.
    I highly recommend ‘All The Light We Cannot See’ by Anthony Doerr, and my current read, ‘ A Tale For The Time Being’ by Ruth Ozeki.
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Your friend on Instagram, Michele_nyc


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