Books/Reading · Knitting · Year of Projects 2023

Friday Finishes – February 24, 2023

I missed talking about books on Wednesday so you get some bonus content today as I have a finished knitted object and some finished reads to talk about. First up, I finished the Dragonstone Socks. Design is by Sammilyn and yarn is Lanitium Ex Machina's Basic Sock in the color Slumber. These are Game of… Continue reading Friday Finishes – February 24, 2023


Book Review: The White Hare

This entrancing historical fiction takes place in 1954-55, following the story of Mila, a young mother to precocious Janey, and her mother Magda. Mila's relationship with Janey's father has fallen apart and her domineering mother has decided to remove the small family to a neglected manor house in Cornwall, where she plans to open a… Continue reading Book Review: The White Hare


Book Review: Remarkably Bright Creatures

Genre: FictionStar Rating: 4-1/2 out of 5Synopsis from Goodreads: After Tova Sullivan's husband died, she began working the night shift at the Sowell Bay Aquarium, mopping floors and tidying up. Keeping busy has always helped her cope, which she's been doing since her eighteen-year-old son, Erik, mysteriously vanished on a boat in Puget Sound over… Continue reading Book Review: Remarkably Bright Creatures


Book Review: The Sewing Girl’s Tale

Genre: Nonfiction | History | Women's StudiesStar Rating: 4-1/4 out of 5Synopsis from The StoryGraph: When Lanah raised her voice, she was dismissed as a mere “sewing-girl,” led astray by romantic delusions. But she refused to stay silent. Her accusation sparked a sensational courtroom drama and a relentless struggle for vindication that divided both Lanah’s… Continue reading Book Review: The Sewing Girl’s Tale


Book Review: Gold Diggers

Genre: Fiction with a bit of magical realismStar Rating: 3-1/2 out of 5Synopsis from The StoryGraph: Spanning two continents, two coasts, and four epochs, Gold Diggers expertly balances social satire and magical realism in a classic striver story that skewers the model minority narrative, asking what a community must do to achieve the American dream. In razor… Continue reading Book Review: Gold Diggers