Category: A Tale of Two Cities

by Charles Dickens.
I loathed this book in high school (you too?) but Julie at Forgotten Classics threw down the gauntlet and thank goodness she did. It’s not the book you think. And those last 15 minutes are a weep-fest.

66–It Is a Far, Far Better Thing…

First, once again, HUGE thanks to Julie who allowed me a much needed period of rest last week before the madness began again this week. I hope y’all scoot over to listen to Forgotten Classics too! (That Heyer woman is a hoot!) Things I rambled about–Kohlberg‘s Morality Stages (I mentioned this...

65–Gauging the Results

I’m on Vacation, but here are links Julie mentioned for y’all: Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush (yes, I said Barbara Walker and I was so very WRONG!) Cables Untangled (see the cover? THAT’S the afghan I’m knitting for Rose) LOST Reading Project–The Turn of the Screw by Henry James Meanwhile,...

64–A Woman of Valor

Not to get all Biblical on you, but Becky and I were exchanging verses. Check out Psalms 90:17 and Proverbs 31:10+. That’s right! You go, Girl! A little Joan A little Whangdoodle And the Girl from Auntie hypotenuse thingy. And don’t forget to download Episode 64a (audio), which contains the third...

63–Start the Revolution Without Me

I race through and opening and a closing to bring you two huge chapters. Why? Because—honestly—if I didn’t, you’d kill me…we’re SO close! To stave off your appetite until next week, you can watch this goofy movie. Before there was a Blazing Saddle…before Frankenstein was Young…there were…The Corsican Brothers. http://media.blubrry.com/craftlit/p/media.libsyn.com/media/craftlit/CraftLit_63_072507.mp3Podcast (libsyn): Play...

62–In The Clutch

Here’s the car with a clutch. Here’s the car without. Sigh. And here’s Frank’s Diner. And the Aurora Forum (search for “Jefferson”) thingy. And today!? ANDY MINTER! Sorry about the stereo kicking in and out. I have NO idea what’s going on…but I’m working on it. http://media.blubrry.com/craftlit/p/media.libsyn.com/media/craftlit/CraftLit_62_071807.mp3Podcast (libsyn): Play in new...

61–You May Have to Call Me Professor

A VERY BELATED congratulations to Teresa and Rachael for their Knitting Nightmares. If you’re interested in a look-see, you can view the Knitty pattern Teresa used, “Blaze” and here’s a pic of the completed…item. Looks good NOW, no? Getting close to the end of the book! Only eight more chapters! When...

60–Let the Deprogramming Begin!

I come back to earth after my SAWP experience, find a favorite writer, learn not to fear Lucie’s hair and find that I have to read a chapter to save you from mispronunciations that were simply too too odious. Book The Third, Chapters three through five (and two of ’em from...

59–The End Begins…

Tonight we begin book three. Tomorrow I conduct a new (surprise) interview. You’ll not believe who… I’m starting a blogroll of supporter/subscribers, so if you’ve sent in a donation and have a blog, please let me know so I can link to it! I fight (and beat?) the specter of grammar...