Book Review: The Grass is Singing

Genre: FictionStars: 3/5Synopsis from Goodreads: Set in South Africa under white rule, Doris Lessing's first novel is both a riveting chronicle of human disintegration and a beautifully understated social critique. Mary Turner is a self-confident, independent young woman who becomes the depressed, frustrated wife of an ineffectual, unsuccessful farmer. Little by little the ennui of… Continue reading Book Review: The Grass is Singing


Book Review: Heiresses

ThaGenre: Nonfiction - HistoryStar Rating: 4 out of 5 starsPlot Summary From Goodreads: Heiresses: surely they are among the luckiest women on earth. Are they not to be envied, with their private jets and Chanel wardrobes and endless funds? Yet all too often those gilded lives have been beset with trauma and despair. Before the… Continue reading Book Review: Heiresses


Book Review: Underland

Genre: NonfictionStars: 5/5 starsSynopsis from Goodreads: In Underland, Robert Macfarlane delivers an epic exploration of the Earth’s underworlds as they exist in myth, literature, memory, and the land itself. Traveling through the dizzying expanse of geologic time—from prehistoric art in Norwegian sea caves, to the blue depths of the Greenland ice cap, to a deep-sunk "hiding… Continue reading Book Review: Underland


Book Review: The Girl with the Whispering Shadow

Genre: Middle-grade fiction/fantasyStars: 3-1/2 out of 5 starsSynopsis from Goodreads: Even a secret town cannot protect Ivy from a mysterious darkness...Only hours after Ivy Lovely discovers that she is the fulfillment of the Moonsday promise, she is whisked away from her beloved school to Belzebuthe, a secret town for only those with magical blood. Ivy… Continue reading Book Review: The Girl with the Whispering Shadow

cross stitch · Knitting · Year of Projects 2022

Year of Projects 2022: Week 6

This week I've been focusing on a preview knit project, a large scarf/stole for Brooklyn Tweed, but unfortunately, I can't show any pictures of it until the preview week around the first of March. That's percolating in the background but in the meantime, I've also been working on: A new cast-on for a KAL with… Continue reading Year of Projects 2022: Week 6