Happy Holidays, folks! Winter Solstice tomorrow, Christmas this weekend – it’s a little busy, but I’m still finding time to read.
Also Read: The Knitter’s Book of Yarn by Clara Parkes. I don’t normally put craft books up here, but I actually did read this one straight through. This book explains, very clearly and concisely, exactly what makes one yarn different from another one – in terms of fiber and construction. Wool versus linen versus bamboo, one-ply, two-ply, three-ply, what each one does well and poorly, how to tell what to do with each kind… As a beginning knitter, I found this not only useful but inspirational as well.
Also Also Read: The Thirteen Hallows by Michael Scott and Colette Freedman. I was not able to finish this book, although I gave it a good try – four solid hours on Saturday morning got me halfway through. I found that it read like a YA book that had been injected with a lot of sex and graphic violence – the literary equivalent of Evil Dead II quantities of blood – and the combination just didn’t work for me. If you’re a fan of splatterpunk, you might like it more than I did; why not go enter my giveaway and get a chance to try it for free?
In Other News: There’s always that giveaway, of course (your odds are extremely good right now, folks!), but also, don’t forget the 2012 Unread Book Challenge. Trust me, after watching the books pile up on Christmas morning, you’ll be wanting some motivation to help you get through them all.
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