Thursday, November 09, 2017

In process -- October 2017

Daily efforts
Did markups from Chapter 1.
Edited Chapter 5, 7, and 8 of WWS.
Another editing pass on “Tale of the Tail” which still needs a better title.

“Wind/Water/Salt”. Posted chapter 6 to OWW. Well technically it’s Chapter 5 now, but whatever. This took forever! Like five months. 

Critted 5
Got back 2


Ann Boleyn (1998).  Still on the hips, knitting downward. Ignoring until Ocracoke is finished.
Okracoke cardigan (Shirley Paden). Finished sleeves.
Slow Fade sock (Knitty FF 17). Finished second.
High Voltage socks (Knitty DF17). Started first.
Celtic Gang Girls of the 70’s (Rowan and me).  Back, need to plan out intarsia. Ignoring until Ocracoke is finished.

Monday, November 06, 2017

What I read -- October 2017

“In the Sanctuary of Wings” by Marie Brennan. The boy got this for his birthday, and when he was done he kind of sat looking at me expectantly until I started it.The ending was quite satisfactory, though at a point I was kind of thinking, "oh really?" when Isabella first gets to the sanctuary place. The memoir is an interesting form, since you know the main character is going to survive.

“Queen of the South” by Arturo Perez Reverte. My father’s last book recommendation, so I requested it from the library. It’s also my final request from 2016, so I guess I have a feeling of accomplishment? I found the language… I don’t know, maybe I wasn’t the target audience of the translator. It was quite good and I can see why my dad liked it. It shared his attitude towards women, that’s for sure. I guess the sequel will be all about coping with the baby’s FAS though.

“Lying” by Sam Harris. The boy forced this on me, and it was enlightening and a good read.