This is a check-in and a little bit of plan telling for February.
I am still working out of the January 1978 Workbasket, I have one more dessert recipe, I am wrapping up the beret and scarf, I am going to do a piece of wood art and I'm still tatting—which I am enjoying, but a little at odds with.
I think tatting is awesome. It's beautiful and I'm kinda fast at it. I mean, I'm still learning and haven't perfected ANYTHING yet. But the process is a joy to figure out. I can't remember if I mentioned this or not, but shuttle tatting is NOT for me. I'm a needle tatter and finding those patterns seem to be harder to find and I'm still trying to figure out how to read a tatting diagram.
I've been: shall we say…a tad obsessed, with book reviews, book hauls, TBRs (To be Read) lists and book-a-thons on YouTube. Some of my favorites are: Merphy Napier, ReadWithCindy, Bookables, Bedtime Bookworm, and Francina Simone …just to name a few.
Which leads me to my next obsession list…TBRs—mine specifically.
TBR—To be Read or 2b red
This is my TBR for February, based on Black-athon
• The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat
• Another Country
• Strange Fruit, Volume II: More Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History
• Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen
You can see all my progress and reviews over on Goodreads.
So, I've never really had a way of figuring what I'm going to read next. I just kind of go by how I'm feeling, which means I also just stop reading something (and just read something else for a while) based on how I feel. This isn't very productive. And since something I'm working on this year is being productive, I made this jar. I'll do a how-to on this soon.
How I work it? Inside the jar are little pieces of paper with book names on them. I finish a book, I pick a new piece of paper, it's not very scientific, but it's productive.
However, this month I'm abandoning this process for February. Because February is Black History Month and I have chosen to participate in Black-athon. There are a bunch or challenges like read a book by a black author, read a book featuring a romance between a black character and another person of color, read a graphic novel featuring a person of color, read the group book, I'm sure I'm missing some, but I'm participating in the readathon—but since no one is grading me, I am doing it how I want.
«««« My TBR is on the left.