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Book Review: Turn Right at Machu Picchu

Genre: Nonfiction | History/World TravelStar Rating: 4 out of 5Synopsis from Goodreads: July 24, 1911, was a day for the history books. For on that rainy morning, the young Yale professor Hiram Bingham III climbed into the Andes Mountains of Peru and encountered an ancient city in the clouds: the now famous citadel of Machu… Continue reading Book Review: Turn Right at Machu Picchu

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Book Review: Woman, Watching

Genre: Nonfiction | BiographyStars: 4-1/4 out of 5Synopsis from Goodreads: Referred to as a Canadian Rachel Carson, Louise de Kiriline Lawrence lived and worked in an isolated log cabin near North Bay. After her husband was murdered by Bolsheviks, she refused her Swedish privilege and joined the Canadian Red Cross, visiting her northern Ontario patients… Continue reading Book Review: Woman, Watching

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Year of Projects 2022: Week 21

Another craft-filled week - my DH was on business travel again (and he's gone again this week) - so I got a lot accomplished. First up, I finished the big cowl I was working on. This is a design from Joji Locatelli from a while back and I had earmarked 3 half-skeins of Spud and… Continue reading Year of Projects 2022: Week 21

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Book Review: Gods of Jade and Shadow

Genre: Historical Fiction | FantasyStar Rating: 4 out of 5 starsSynopsis from The StoryGraph: The Jazz Age is in full swing, but Casiopea Tun is too busy cleaning the floors of her wealthy grandfather’s house to listen to any fast tunes. Nevertheless, she dreams of a life far from her dusty small town in southern… Continue reading Book Review: Gods of Jade and Shadow

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Year of Projects 2022: Week 19

It has been a week here for sure. The fire that is about 10 miles to the west of us is now over 37,000 acres and the county moved us to the middle phase of evacuation prep. We are in a small suburb south of town proper and if the winds yesterday continue as they… Continue reading Year of Projects 2022: Week 19

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Book Review: Women Healers

Genre: Nonfiction | HistoryStars: 3-1/2 out of 5Synopsis from The StoryGraph: In her eighteenth-century medical recipe manuscript, the Philadelphia healer Elizabeth Coates Paschall asserted her ingenuity and authority with the bold strokes of her pen. Paschall developed an extensive healing practice, consulted medical texts, and conducted experiments based on personal observations. As British North America's… Continue reading Book Review: Women Healers

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Year of Projects 2022: Week 18

This week has mostly been about trying to get my Misurina Tee finished up. It's been a focus piece when I've had some knitting time in the evenings and I'm happy to report that I finished this one up! I've actually got it on today and it's the perfect weight for our sunny but breezy… Continue reading Year of Projects 2022: Week 18