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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Unraveled Wednesday | Finding Joy.

The Book of Joy is the next book for my Friday morning small group. I started reading it this morning and after just 16 pages, I'm all in.
"Together they explored how we can transform joy from an ephemeral state into an enduring trait, from a fleeting feeling into a lasting way of being." (from the Introduction)
We read slowly, so we have ample time in our 90 minutes together each week to really cover what we've read. I expect this book might take us nearly to Advent. It's a journey I'm looking forward to.

I'm also still knitting the same sweater I showed you last week, but this is a different part of it. I finished the back and that's the left front. One more piece after that and the knitting will be done. Then I'll have to block and seam, find buttons and sew them on. Those non-knitting finishing steps are not my favorite. I might need to read ahead a bit to learn how to find joy in them!

Joining in with Kat and crew today.

Happy Wednesday!

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11 Comments:

Blogger Bonny said...

From state to trait sounds like a great journey with those two! I'm not always a big fan of analyzing books, but I think discussion in your group probably adds to reading understanding and enjoyment. Think about the joy that sweater will bring wearing it in Alaska!

Wednesday, 19 July, 2017  
Blogger Honoré said...

This title is on my "someday/maybe" list, too...glad you're reading and I look forward to a) reading your review (Good Reads) and group's discussion and b) seeing your sweater on you! Knit and read on!
Cheers~

Wednesday, 19 July, 2017  
Blogger Carole Julius said...

You know I'm all about the joy. I may have to add that to my "to read" list.

Wednesday, 19 July, 2017  
Blogger Vera said...

I'm not always into analyzing books either, but this one looks like a good one to prompt discussions. Finishing always seems to be the longest, drawn out ordeal! But, with Alaska ahead of you, I've no doubt you will get your sweater completely finished in plenty of time. Enjoy the journey!

Wednesday, 19 July, 2017  
Blogger alexa said...

Googled immediately - between you and Honoré, my basket is always full :). Hoping you find a way of coping with the rest of your sweater!

Wednesday, 19 July, 2017  
Blogger Kym said...

That sounds like a great book, Mary -- and so timely, too. I'm all about finding joy. . . I love your sweater. It will be such a practical, basic piece to have in your closet! (Those are my favorites; the plain-vanilla pieces always get the most wear.) XO

Thursday, 20 July, 2017  
Blogger Lydia said...

Books that make you think-deeply. Sounds like a good recommendation.

Thursday, 20 July, 2017  
Blogger AsKatKnits said...

That does sound like a great book! I think I might suggest that to my Sunday Book Club! Thank you!

Thursday, 20 July, 2017  
Blogger Pippij said...

I love when you let us know the book your small group is reading. I am sure there is good discussion
When is the trip to Alaska? Sylvia

Thursday, 20 July, 2017  
Blogger karen said...

I'm all for enduring joy, we all need it! Love the knitting and the color.

Friday, 21 July, 2017  
Blogger margene said...

Thank you for the review. I've been wondering about reading that book.

Friday, 21 July, 2017  

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