Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Knitting & reading


Knitting: still working on the sunset shawl. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I have enough of that blue for one more stripe. I'd like to do one more round of stripes to make it a bit bigger, but that's what you get for just starting and making things up from there. Should have done stripes from the beginning...


Reading: I just finished Homo Deus and I have mixed feelings about it. It was very interesting to read and what he says is all very scientific, but it made me hurry back to reading old-fashioned cozy books to stop thinking about the dark future he describes. I also like to believe there's more to people than just biological algorithms and I really want to believe that in the end, we will choose to do the right thing.
Anyway, that's why I turned to Agatha Christie for some light reading after that. Which is also quite interesting, because I usually read her books in Dutch and this one is in English. I know most of these stories already, but they feel different because of the language. Does that make any sense or am I the only one who 'feels' books?

linking up with Ginny's Yarn Along, Nicole's Crafting on and Kat's Unraveled Wednesday

5 comments:

  1. I don't read in other languages but sometimes I sense a difference in a book that has been translated. Bright shawl - I hope the blue yarn makes another stripe. If not make a set of narrower stripes? Just an idea.

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    1. It didn't, but I'm doing a border with narrower stripes now. I'm not sure if I like how it looks though... we'll see.

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  2. I completely understand that--I don't read much in other languages, but when I read in translation (especially if it is translated from a language I have a passing knowledge of, like Russian) I can often "feel" it.

    The shawl is lovely--so bold!

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    1. Thank you!
      And yes, you can feel it in translations too. Books that were translated from English to Dutch feels different than books that were originally German or French.

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  3. Your shawl is coming along nicely!! Love the vibrant colors :)

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