Thu, 22 October 2009
Well, not completely different. We'll still be working our way through a book...
I'm still on the fence about doing the Prologue to Canterbury Tales--mostly because finding a translation I like in the public domain is gonna kill me. (I got spoiled using that sterling one when writing curriculum.)
Regardless the Chaucer drama, there will be Flatland!
There will be.
Narrated by my very own Dad. Ain't he a trooper. He also has a lovely baritone, so I think you'll find it soothing. Actually, come to think of it, he read Roughing it and Ben Franklin's Autobiography to us before I turned 13--and I liked and remembered those books, so you have to figure he's pretty good.
Plus he has a beard like Pa Ingalls, so how can you go wrong, eh?
Alice in Wonderland is tabled for now--all who wrote in agreed that the language play is too visual (like The Phantom Tollbooth) for you to really hear the jokes. There was a suggestion for The Secret Garden after Flatland...and I have to say...I'm intrigued. I think it's down to that or Connecticut Yankee.
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Fri, 16 October 2009
And...CUT! Today we end The Scarlet Letter. It's sad. I'm just sayin'. Oh...gules! Listen for the extended deadline for the 2009 Challenge! Whoopie! Book Talk starts around 19min. But, on the happy side of things: Amy S. Foster's new book (a signed copy of) is our October Incentive! Donate and get your name put into the hat. And I forgot to say, I'm counting donations to Kickstarter as well as to CraftLit directly. Penny rugs! Also, if you're looking for a rollicking good time, check out Dragon of Trelian from Michelle Knudsen. Support not only a great book, but a great writer and friend (you DID read Library Lion, didn't you?) Also check out the great pattern for a Clapotis Cap! Love this! Knucks!. Cabled handwarmers! And...I'm out of exclamation points.
Sat, 10 October 2009
Listening to Jeeves.
Rolling around laughing while listening.
And while we're at it, Evelyn Waugh's Decline and Fall made me laugh in the most horrible way.
2009 Challenge! GET THEM IN PRONTO!
And a New Challenge! iPhone App Patterns! Listen for details.
October Incentive! A signed copy of Amy S. Foster's new novel When Autumn Leaves! Did I mention it was signed? Because she loves CraftLit and therefore, loves you too.
Only a few seats left on the CraftLit/Knitty trip. Get 'em while you can! Even if you're not positive you can go, better safe than sorry! A
nd thank you Rita for introducing me to Chillingworth the Owl! Never have I seen a character captured so perfectly in...a...stuffed animal... Don't forget to checkout the Kickstarter site (look to the left sidebar to check on the progress).
Sat, 3 October 2009
Oy vey! Can't wait to find a headache remedy! (One more week...)
Or learn more Yiddish.
That might take my mind off the pain.
Only two episodes left before the 2009 CraftLit™ Challenge! Get 'em in. And on that note--go reserve your space on the London, Bath, and Wales trip! Even if you're not positive you can go...better safe than sorry. Checkout the "how to" info via the link above.
But here are some links for you: Michelle Malone's new album Debris is one to check out if you like jazzy, Southern Rock (you'll be able to tell she came up in Atlanta at the same time as the Indigo Girls--you can listen to some songs from the site), our winners for the September Incentives are Penelope, Erica, and Donna! Yay!
A nice site if you need to learn how to stretch your dollars (who doesn't?), some AMAZING paper cutout art, and more than you ever wanted to know about the Sonoran Desert brought to you by Arizona 4-H.