Category Archives: Books

Dark Days, With Knitting

You know, I would have thought that a bunch of enforced time at home would be a chance to do so! much! reading! And yet, somehow I’m doing hardly any at all. I’m so used to grabbing a book to … Continue reading

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Dark Days, With Books

Y’all, the news is stressing me out. It seems we lurch from one crisis to the next with no breaks or resolution. Are the teachers still on strike? Are the trains running yet? I was so distracted by the corona … Continue reading

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Embassytown

Somehow I can never decide if I like China Mielville’s books or not. There are always lots of super interesting and inventive things about them, which I’m all for. And yet, I never really seem to engage. Like, I’ll be … Continue reading

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Every Heart a Pair of Socks

Seanan McGuire’s books tend to be kind of hit or miss for me, which honestly probably makes the hits seem better since I go in with low expectations. People are always down on pessimists but I think it’s a great … Continue reading

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Last Call At the Nightshade Lounge

I love a good drink and I love a fun premise, which means Last Call At The Nightshade Lounge by Paul Kruger is kind of right up my alley. It’s about bartenders who mix magical cocktails that give them monster-fighting … Continue reading

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Nostalgia, Narnia, New Hat

While I was under the weather a while ago, I found myself looking through some old knitting patterns. Remember when Knitty would come out and the server would crash from everyone looking at once? And everyone knit a Clapotis (Confession: … Continue reading

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Let’s Go On Tour!

Alas, it’s been a while since I’ve been on vacation, but I’ve been reading some books with travel lately to get my fix. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackeni Lee takes us along with Monty on a … Continue reading

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