370 – Chapter 5 – Herland


Mother, knitter, spinner, writer, wife, weaver, host...not necessarily in that order...

7 Responses

  1. Lauren Moore says:

    I think the “Lady Burbank” reference is to Luther Burbank, the botanist who created several hundred varieties of fruits and vegetables through cross-breeding for desired characteristics. In the context of the discussion of breeding cats, this would make sense.

  2. Brenda says:

    Not about the book- but an FYI. I had bought “The True Meaning of Smekday” for my son when you had mentioned it on an earlier episode & he really liked it. Did you know that they made an animated movie? He saw the trailer & pointed it out to me. I think it is called Almost Home. Just thought you would be interested in case you didn’t know.
    Thanks for the podcast! I love to listen!

    • Heather says:

      Oh yes! We have been eagerly watching the (delayed) release of the HOME movie with some trepidation but lots of hope. We saw an extended trailer and they seem to have nailed some parts and look like they took a lot of license with other parts.
      Normal book-to-movie thing.
      SO GLAD your son liked the book… have you read it yet? It’s a hoot!

  3. Janet says:

    I don’t remember which episode of Herland it was mentioned in, but there was a comment in the quilting talk about finding thimbles that fit and I thought I’d pass along this link http://www.thimbles2fit.com/

    I used to know one of the women involved in the company, and she had stories of fitting thimbles to women with arthritic hands, and the look of bliss on their faces.