Sunday, 27 January 2013

Library Love...Maggot Moon, Mutton, Anjum's Indian Vegetarian Feast, Granny Square Crochet...

This month I've been mostly reading....

Maggot Moon - Sally Gardner
This is the story of Standish and Hector, and the space race.  Hector is taken by the totalitarian regime of the 'Motherland' and Standish and a band of rebels try to save him.  It's a really quick read (it's a YA book) but deals with dyslexia, homosexuality, conspiracies and governments gone mad!

Mutton - India Knight
I found this a really interesting discussion about the way women look, although I did get a bit bored of all the characters vanity by the end (good job it's a short book!).  Clara is 46 and buliders have stopped whistling at her.  Gaby is almost 50 and has returned from LA with a face full of plastic.  Gaby comes to stay with her old school friend Clara, self-esteem issues ensue.

Anjums Indian Vegetarian Feast - Anjum Anand
There is a brilliant, easy sounding grilled naan bread recipe in here I'm planning on trying.  Lots of other Indian recipes with a British twist, or British recipes with an Indian twist too.

Granny Square Crochet - Catherine Hirst
This has loads of lovely projects in...hats, gloves, scarves, blankets, baby clothes, and they're all really pretty and use simple techniques.  I'm probably going to buy this one day!

Have you read anything great this month?


  1. Ho Sooz - so have you taken the Granny Square crochet book back yet ? I'm assuming it's from the library ? I would like to take that one out and I have a couple to take back this week.

    1. I'm going to take it back on Wednesday! Do you want me to put it to one side for you? :)

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    1. At welly? I'll put it on the reservation shelf with your name on it! :)

  3. Yes Sooz - 'W' - I'll be in Thursday or Friday - thank you very much.

    1. No problem...will file it under W for Wean! :)

  4. Got the book Sooz, I loitered around your desk to say thank you, you were busy with a gentleman in a wheelchair, then another assistant whisked me away to another desk to check out the book so I couldn't say 'thank you' so 'thank you' !!

    1. I know, I saw you, I was trying to catch your eye in a subtle manner so my wheelchair man didn't think I wasn't concentrating on doing what I was doing for him...I don't think we were looking at each other at the same time though!
      Anyway, you're welcome, hope you enjoy it!


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