a bye week

I (gasp) didn’t read any Anne McCaffrey this past week. I needed a reading break from all the wonderful Potter (which I’m contemplating rereading along with Ender’s Game) and have been playing with various glasses and found which pair I can currently see with.

The Complete DMC Encyclopedia of Needlework (1996) by Theresa deDillmont
I picked up this book when I picked up Vogue Sock Knitting a few weeks ago. This was a really good buy for me. I don’t have any reference books on embroidery, lace, or uhm.. crochet. I wish there were photos instead of black and white drawings but there is quite a bit in the small volume.

Forty Signs of Rain by Kim Stanley Robinson
I loved the Mars trilogy (I have a thing for eco-based sci-fi alternate reality type books) and have been meaning to read this new trilogy since it was first published. Wow. I will look for the next book, Fifty Degrees Below, tomorrow. I strongly strongly recommend this book. I must say it was a little disturbing to finish it yesterday and then get caught in the torrential rainstorms we did on Sunday.

The week before I also finished but forgot to write about two knitting books.
Domiknitrix by Jennifer Stafford
No Pattern Knits: Simple Modular Techniques for Making Wonderful Garments and Accessories by Pat Ashforth
Are two fun books which hopefully will help knitters break out of the shell of blindly following patterns. I laughed through Domiknitrix and think that No Pattern Knits has great wearable patterns.

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3 Replies to “a bye week”

  1. Wow, your site looks great. Kudos on the organization, and on the recent books you have read. ;)

  2. Ooh, know what I found yesterday? We’ve been doing a sort of upper-RI library tour, checking out all the branch libraries near our appointments and such. Yesterday the oldest had an eye doc appt, and there’s a teeny tiny one room library near there — the SF&F section was half of a three foot high, four sided revolving shelf thingy. The other half had an encyclopedia. But anyway, as I was walking by, I spotted “Ender’s Shadow,” which I had never even heard of before. It’s the exact same story as “Ender’s Game” — covering the exact same time period and events, but told from Bean’s perspective instead of Ender’s. A companion novel, not a sequel. I’m really looking forward to reading it.

  3. Ender’s Shadow is really fun! Enjoy!!

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