Collins—Episode Two hundred fourteen–Shelving it


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4 Responses

  1. T.Crockett says:

    I hope all your recent comments about adjustments/changes you’d like to make/are making in the podcast don’t mean you think your audience is unhappy with the show. Personally I’m amazed and so happy you continued podcasting at all the last six months or so.

    And thank you for the book only version. I’ll be sending my mother over there as soon as I finish this comment. I’m sure she’ll love it.

    Quick question – I used to use your Amazon portal, but lately it has taken me to the gadget/wireless store, and I can’t figure out how to get to “regular” Amazon so I stopped using it. Am I missing something? I’d like to keep sending you the commission, no matter how small.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Can you give more information about the book Switch? Who is the author? There doesn’t seem to be a link there. It sounds really interesting. I’m living in one of those towns (Pittsfield, MA) that just about died when GE left in the eighties, and is working very hard to come back. And they’re having success now, but it obviously took a few decades. I’d love to read the book you mentioned. Thanks!

  3. Brenda says:

    I really loved the solution that the students came up with to save their town, thanks for sharing it. I also wanted to comment that, although I’m not on Ravelry, I hope that the comments there about your podcast are constructive. Starting a parrellel podcast so that some people will not be ‘annoyed’ by having to fast forward seems very accomadating. It is called ‘CRAFTLit’ after all. I think it is a little nervy to complain at all about a well put together, quality podcast that is free. Have they ‘shopped’ around for podcasts? Few are near Craftlit quality. Thanks for all you do Heather, I really appreciate it, and I do come to your site to use your Amazon link. Now, to be a hypocrite, I’d like to put in a vote for Bernice Bobs Her Hair, I’ve already put a plug for it a few monthes ago-I just like the story. Thanks again

  4. Firstly, I am SO glad you mentioned the tornado damage and appealed for donations. This has slipped ‘off the front page’ but people are still very much in need of help. I am in New Zealand but a friend in the US is also helping by running an auction to help the Humane Society of Missouri who are helping animals (Joplin in particular). It’s here if you want a peek (

    Secondly, ‘Shrew’. I could not agree more with your comments about it, it is simply not funny to modern sensibilities. I am not sure I would have mentioned it earlier myself simply because I think it would colour people’s view of the Count and Countess in the book and while you comment very perceptively, you don’t tell people how to think about the books – you make them “think” which is different.


    I think what the students found out should be written on big cards and sent to very politician everwhere!