Fantastic. And gross. But fascinating. A story of one man, against the backdrop of medical education of the United States. I learned so much- it’s incredible.
Yes, I know. You don’t need to say it. Let’s jump right in, shall we?
Day 6: Any favorite books or designers?
Stitch ‘n’ Bitch will probably always be one of my favorite books because it was my very first knitting book. I love the Yarn Harlot because she’s so funny and so talented. I also love Franklin Habit, Nim Teasdale, and so many designers on Ravelry whose names escape me. You are all talented and brilliant.
Day 7- Show us your progress!
Almost to the halfway point. Cables so bright, you can see them from space
Day 8- Show us your crafting spot!
I have two. Home, and work. I didn’t include Knit Night because I don’t knit there as often as I do the other two places.
Day 9- When do you craft?
Mostly nights and weekends. Sometimes I can squeeze in an hour at work, but usually it’s at home
Day 10- What’s your crafting fuel?
Tea! Sometimes cocoa. Maybe water. But almost always tea.
Day 11- Listen to or do anything while crafting?
And other documentaries and movies, of course. The occasional podcast.
At work I listen to my iPod.
And now I’m all caught up. Ha!
I finished all of my E’s last month. From e to The Eyre Affair. 0-E was as far as I got. I mean, I read a couple of F’s, but not all of them. Then, of course, I added a few new books to the list, and a few early letters have been added so I’m almost right back to where I was.
And Emma Watson has started a feminist book club on Twitter. So now I’ll have new books to add to my list which will throw off my reading schedule.
But it’s Emma Watson, so who cares?
Anyways, I’m reading IT by Stephen King and I’m wondering why I thought it was a good idea. Because now, instead of just being afraid of clowns, I’m now also afraid of balloons.
Yes, I have gotten through the C’s and D’s. From Candide to Cyrano de Bergerac, and from the Da Vinci Code to Dust Tracks on a Road.
I think I’m making good progress. I only have nine E’s, so maybe I’ll finish those before the year is out. Who can say? Although, apparently the Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer is really long, so we’ll have to see. Then again, it only took me fourteen days to read Dombey and Son.
A behemoth novel of Old Chas- 938 pages. It took me almost two weeks to read it. It was a labor of like, that’s for sure. But I will say this may be my favorite Dickens novel. Of course, there are still novels of his that I have not read.
This particular story is about the rich, cold, callous Paul Dombey, the owner of a shipping company. His neglect of his family (especially the women) leads to his personal and professional downfall, thanks to two back to back scandals. It also concerns the unwanted daughter, Florence, and her desire for her father’s love, and how she grows under his complete ignoring of her.
I can’t say exactly what it is about this novel that I like. How the mighty fall, perhaps? What could happen if you’re so cocky that you just walk over people without a sense of kindness or gratitude? Yes, probably. It was an effort, and I’m glad I read it.