I don’t know about you, but books are a huge part of my life. Almost every night the last thing I do before I turn off the lights is read. I describe myself as a compulsive reader. Other times of the day I will read the newspaper, articles from magazines or Mitch’s “clipping service” or whatever I have around that needs reading.
I have been a reader since before I could read–when I memorized books so I could read them to myself before I was taught how to read. I thought I was very clever, but it turns out almost every child who wants to read does this. So, books are my focus today.
Wendy Reviews Stephen King’s Latest
Read this. In her spare time Wendy has been doing book reviews for the Pittsburgh Gazette. She is a thoughtful reader, and in case you are wondering, a huge Stephen King fan.
First up are Julie Turjoman’s Knits that Breathe
and Chris de Longpre’s 52 Timeless Toys to Knit.
Paying Women who Write
The world is a strange and wonderful place. I’m pretty introverted, and don’t really chat people up, but sometimes in my Pilates classes I chat and end up happy I did. I’ve been going to an 8 am Pilates class on Thursdays because of my odd teaching schedule this quarter. One of the owners of SheBooks.net is in my class, and they have been launching, and are now raising money via Kickstarter. So I wasn’t totally paying attention to some of the chat, but when I heard Laura say that they are raising money so they can continue to pay women $1000 to $2500 for their work, I started listening. Although I’m not really a writer, I know about how little women get paid for their creative work, so I’m all over anything that raises the ante. I came home and made a donation to the campaign. If you can too, click the link above–we deserve good writing from women who are paid fairly.
Now I’m working on the Mad Hatter Worsted, in Caterpillar color. These colors are solids with personality and the yarn is squishy and lovely to knit. Check this out. The way the yarn almost shimmers with intensity is real. These yarns are making me curious about Alice in Wonderland in ways I’ve not been since I was 12!