A good book...Daniel Alarcón's Lost City Radio is a captivating journey to a nameless country and delves into the lives of seemingly anonymous yet heartbreakingly real characters connected by the tragedy of civil war. Norma is the voice on the radio who people call hoping that their loved ones are listening, hoping they can find them. Norma is also seeking her husband, though he is a presumed dead terrorist and she cannot openly say his name on the radio, she hopes he is listening. When a boy from the jungle comes to her with a list of his village's lost, she sees the name she has been forbidden to say for almost 10 years. The story follows them as they move through the city, showing the different and senseless ways that war has touched all the people they encounter. The book plays out like a movie, shifting from the present into the past, and from a bleak city street into a magical South American jungle with the turn of a page making it impossible to put down.
Simple crafts...I found a tutorial on Howcast for how to make a crocheted headband with a bow. I haven't finished the bow yet, but I made my headband with some beautiful pale blue alpaca wool.
Speaking of alpacas...
And of course online shopping (but not actually buying, unfortunately)