Besides this novel taking up space on my e-reader, I have whittled my spring reading list to the following, in no particular order:
1. Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriquez (begun and discarded halfway through)
2. Diamond Head by Cecily Wong
3. The Art Forger by BA Shapiro
4. Tangerine by Christine Mangan
5. The Sewing Machine by Natalie Fergie
6. Nutshell by Ian McEwan
7. Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner
8. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
9. Sunburn by Laura Lippman
10. Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
I am also reading Dressage Naturally...Results in Harmony by Karen Rohlf, as well as studying her video series and practicing some exercises she discusses. Riding well is a balancing act between allowing the horse to express him/herself and directing that energy in a way that results in better movement and a more harmonious ride. Those of my readers who ride will nod and many of my readers will think back to awful experiences when a borrowed horse ran away with you, or bucked etc. Speaking of, I am riding almost at 90% of my former abilities. I am still having pain and the right hip angle is not as open as the other, but I am okay to ride as long as no one is judging my form! It is a pleasure to be back in the saddle.
slick Nick-this is NOT what he looks like now as it is shedding season. Soon he will be glorious again.
Sewing continues as summer temperatures loom in the future. I am making a few shirts (B 6026) and have plans for some shorts (M 7726). I will check back in with a sewing post soon. For some odd reason, I have had trouble with the shirts in both fit and collar attachment. My techniques have been...um...creative.