Monthly Archives: May 2014
Bethany and I will one day finish the AP English Challenge, we swear. But we’ve been talking about what to do as our next book-reading challenge for a while now and I initially thought of picking one book a month … Continue reading
Tank sweater #2. Green. Worked on it a lot this weekend, not so much this week. Anna Karenina. Still so beautiful, so shrewd. Lousy photo. Bad light. But see what I did with the portrait on the cover? Blotted out … Continue reading
The first time I saw this book in real life I already knew it had won the 2013 Man Booker Prize and had read a bit about it. It sounded excellent. And then I met it in all its … Continue reading
Thoughts on Karen Joy Fowler’s We are all completely beside ourselves, with a digression into my undergraduate life.
I have read a couple of Karen Joy Fowlers’s earlier books, The Sweetheart Season and The Jane Austen Book Club, both of which I enjoyed, but didn’t love. I liked The Sweetheart Season because it reminded me of the movie … Continue reading
Here’s the completed neckband for Palm Desert Winter Sweater #2. It’s a dark green – kind of a pine color – with stripes in a light green that we’ll call, I don’t know, “caterpillar”? That’s a really strange name for … Continue reading
I was first introduced to Louise Erdrich in 2010, thanks to my boss. She was absolutely horrified when I told her I had never heard of Erdrich so she brought me several of her books. At first I was reluctant—who … Continue reading