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I have started a new book set in post-Spanish Civil War Barcelona. The book is called Shadow of the Wind and the author is Carlos Ruiz Zafon. This book was on the Interactive 100 Favorite Booklist and, not only did it get five stars on all the reviews I read, it also looked intriguing. When I purchased the book in a favorite book shop the male clerk told me it was one of his favorite books and, of course, that made me all the more eager to start reading.
Shadow of the Wind begins with the central character being taken by his father to the secret Cemetery of Forgotten Books, forgotten titles lovingly preserved in a secret library of old. The initiates are allowed, according to tradition, to take one book from this “cemetery” and are charged to protect the book for life. After Daniel, the central character, becomes completely engrossed with the book he has chosen he sets out in search of more books by the author. He can find none and discovers that someone has systematically destroyed all known books by this author.
On the knitting front, I am continuing to work on the second SpillyJane Isidora mitten with stash yarn. It should be finished by now but I have had a few distractions. A great big box of yarn arrived from WEBS containing the needed supplies for five Christmas gifts. That time of the year has arrived for stealth knitting!