5 Knitted Shawl Patterns for People Who Don’t Like to Wear Shawls

https://www.interweave.com/article/knitting/5-knitted-shawl-patterns-classic-knit-shawls/?k=Z4TU9k51HQPZ7E7tpc5gHD%2BEBLk%2FKMQWPWrbm7q01XA%3D This author, while promoting a new book, is expounding upon the virtues of different ‘new’ shawl patterns.  This article mentions everything that I have a hard time with when it comes to shawls.  The way shawls slip off, they way that they involve a ton of yarn overs, the fussy look, the awkward way […]

Is Amazon Getting Too Big

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2017/06/26/amazon-getting-too-big/103144054/ A lot of what this post seems to be discussing is a possible monopoly that Amazon might represent.  Apparently, to provide savings to Amazon customers they are imposing very strict regulations on their distribution partners. Since Anti-Trust laws protect the consumers rather than the sellers they do not seem to apply to Amazon. There […]

Thirteen Reasons Why Censorship Won’t Help by Amy Diegelman

http://bookriot.com/2017/05/30/thirteen-reasons-why-censorship-wont-help/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=062617%20What%27s%20Up%20in%20YA?&utm_term=BookRiot_WhatsUpInYA This article begins in a fascinating manner, where an individual who is staunchly against censorship admits that a book disturbed her enough that she had to carefully consider her opinions.  The book in question almost seems to romanticize/justify a suicide. Ultimately she realized that pulling the book would not end the behavior.  The behavior […]

How Do You Get Teens Interested in Classical Literature by Lucas Maxwell

http://bookriot.com/2017/05/28/get-teens-interested-classic-literature-blind-date-book/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=062617%20What%27s%20Up%20in%20YA?&utm_term=BookRiot_WhatsUpInYA Blind Date with a Book, 19th century edition.  In addition to reading the books, or knowing what they are about enough to create a 2-3 word ‘catchy synopsis’ wrapping these books in butcher paper would probably take the most time. The author used Canva to create bookmarks for the event, Canva is a very […]