Of course, I meant to do lots of beadwork this summer, but I started checking novels out of the library. One book led to another. Library books have the advantage of being free with a two week return deadline, so I need to decide whether to read a book within a couple of weeks instead of let it collect dust on my to-be-read (TBR) shelves. I kept checking out books. Ironically, the books which made the biggest impression were library audiobook downloads– The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff– very complex stories and characters with romance, a murderous AI, and even a zombie apocalypse. I did do some tinkering with the TOHO Challenge beads while listening to the books but not as much as I should have.