Monthly Archives: September 2013

Song for the Basilisk

Now, this is a gorgeous book. Song for the Basilisk by Patricia McKillip begins with fire and death and a boy with a fake name who hides with bards at the far side of the world. (I said gorgeous; I … Continue reading

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Socks

Remember that scene in Harry Potter where Dumbledore talks about how he wishes people would give him socks for Christmas? And we all think about how wacky and eccentric he is because who cares about socks? I admit that I … Continue reading

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Unspoken

I have a longstanding fondness for telepathy, ESP and that sort of thing. Not that I believe in them exactly but it’s such a cool possibility. Wouldn’t it be cool if the mind had this extra level with astonishing powers? … Continue reading

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Moving On

True story: the first search I ever got on this here blog was for “linen stitch knitting.” I feel this gives me some responsibility¬† – the internet is looking to me to meet its linen stitch needs. This is important … Continue reading

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Cooked: a Natural History of Transformation

Like most people, I’m a fan of food. (Popularity tip: be necessary to life.) But sometimes it seems like the more I think about it, the more stressful it is – I start worrying about cholesterol and gluten and organic … Continue reading

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Do They Serve Cake at Interventions?

I ask because y’all might want to start planning my linen stitch scarf intervention. I knit one a while ago and was so charmed and delighted that I went on and knit two more: Specs: Pretty much the same as … Continue reading

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Game Of … Meh

This will probably wreck my street cred (do I have any street cred?) but I don’t much care for Game of Thrones. I watched the first TV episode way back when and my main impression was, eh, maybe it gets … Continue reading

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