https://www.interweave.com/article/spinning/angora-myths-facts/?k=Z4TU9k51HQPZ7E7tpc5gHD%2BEBLk%2FKMQWPWrbm7q01XA%3D&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=spd-tsa-nl-180205 This is a great article detailing some of the misconceptions about angora. Personally since I found out that I love spinning silk slippery has never been a concern of mine. I still have to hang on like a maniac sometimes when the silk wants to get away from me, but spinning from the fold […]
https://www.interweave.com/article/spinning/spin-hand-dyed-fiber/?k=Z4TU9k51HQPZ7E7tpc5gHD%2BEBLk%2FKMQWPWrbm7q01XA%3D&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=spd-tsa-nl-180205 This is a nice post, promoting a purchase from interweave of course, that shows graphically how different yarns spun from the same fiber can be depending on the spinner and the choices that they make. I really enjoyed this article and am considering taking up the challenge laid out within.
http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article197270849.html This is an interesting article detailing one of the main issues facing librarians today, how do we respectfully and safely deal with the homeless and mentally ill. I appreciate hearing that there are organizations trying to teach librarians “mental health first aid” so that they are capable of dealing with major events as they […]
This was a decent addition to the In Death Series by Robb. The story about an author whose writings are being turned into murders was, unfortunately, a little..um…trite and overdone. I saw an episode of Castle where his mysteries were being played out, I think, I know I saw an NCIS episode where that happened. […]
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/01/what-was-this-article-about-again/551603/ This, fascinating article, reminds us that memory takes effort (for most of us). Since the time of Socrates there has been debate as to whether the written word is a good thing or not. Often while we are reading and understanding what we are reading we, falsely, believe that we will later recall what […]
I read this book strictly for the Book Riot reading challenge. I have read books by Megan Derr before, if they would have just said “a book by a LGBTQ+ author” then I could have read one of the “Princes of the Blood” books that she wrote. I enjoyed that series, there were a few […]
This is a fairly fast paced murder mystery with an extreme magical bent. Andrews creates a very fascinating world. Her world-building tends to be subtle, sort of getting the gist of things as we go along and the plot unfurls. Honestly, this is the kind of world building that I appreciate. While I rushed through […]