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May 22, 2020

Book Talk at 11:10

Waxing Gibbous Moon

Waxing Gibbous Moon


Cognitive Anchoring in a ZOOM Based World


Lists from Book Chats:
May 5
Amy Hewgill: Heather--possible method for re-knitting/mending your sweater. -- Alternatively a “Tamborine Darn” as illustrated in this book.


Lina: Black Books on Amazon -
Globe Theater link -
Frankenstein Link -

Ann: Henry Cabot Lodge/Teddy Roosevelt “…Hero Tales…”, Ken Burns Roosevelt documentary, Charles de Lint “Moonheart”

Tuesday May 12 5/12/2020
Heather. Ordover : Micarah Tewers makes a stunning gown out of bedsheets (pretty much)
Lina Bergsten : calming videos, woman farming in China, this one is “So …it goes like…the life of peas!”

Amy Hewgill : OPI episode: “Every Little Thing” episode “Nail Polish Naming”

Podcast recommendations from everyone:
Jigsaw puzzle episode:
Amy: and books aimed at maybe 9 yrs old +
Also the podcast 20,000 Hz:

Laura has been listening to the old radio show:
Heather (as always) recommends Dr Floyd for kids AND parents:

Ann is reading “Number the Stars” Lois Lowry - Tween book (little like “The Devil’s Arithmetic”)

And we all agree that Elizabeth Peter’s books (the Amelia Peabody books) are fine on paper, but they are spectacular as read by Barbara Rosenblat (sadly she does NOT read all of them)

Tracee: still reading Love Warrior: A Memoir Kindle Edition by Glennon Doyle - Blurb: The highly anticipated new memoir by bestselling author Glennon Doyle Melton tells the story of her journey of self-discovery after the implosion of her marriage. (her new book is “Untamed” - Blurb: In her most revealing and powerful memoir yet, the activist, speaker, bestselling author, and “patron saint of female empowerment” (People) explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet others’ expectations and start trusting the voice deep within us.

Laura Ricketts vest rec for Amy:

Tuesday May 19th, 2020

Amy Hewgill: Lori Gottlieb - “Maybe you should talk to someone” - she is a shrink - stuck with one patient w/ cancer through whole ride (ebook) -
Chanel Miller - “Know My Name” -

Heather. Ordover : Podcast recs from last Thursday - “Wind of Change” and “Imagined Life”

Evie: Moonstone - structured like Woman in White - Phoebe Reads a Mystery - Moonstone -

Toshi: Kate Davies - Deco Cardigan -
pattern for contiguous sweater
free contiguous method tutorial

Amy Hewgill : diy corona pinata -

Heather. Ordover :
Heather. Ordover :

Ann Blanton: - Bride of the Rat God Paperback – by Barbara Hambly - Great narrator

Heather. Ordover :
Id: Invaded (new and...interesting...Anime)

Toshi: Avenue 5 (v funny / Hugh Laurie)
What we Do In The Shadows - tv show - and the movie

Ann: Grimm - Great to binge

Thursday 5/14/2020 and 5/21's Book Chat notes

Dianne: Ruth Galloway series - forensic archaeologist in Norfolk - 10,000 Doors of January” Alex E Harrow - little Jasper Fford-y (victorian/strong female/escape)
Susan B Anderson’s Moose Pattern (Making Magazine) + change of clothes (Go to her company website for the patterns - SO CUTE!!!!)
also making a large lace-weight circular shawl, Jared Flood’s Permafrost

Toshi - Podcast, “Offshore” (public radio station show out of Hawaii - first episode about Mauna K’oa) (sp) (+ Marshall Islands/ adoption)

Heather. Ordover : Safe for Tweens book - “Charlie Thorne & the Last Equation”

Lise Mendel’s Ravelry - check it out for the lace weight wedding shawl for her daughter
currently reading 2nd book in the Apocalypse Triptych series (The End is Near) (
Regina - 7 Seeds -
Things in Jars - Jess Kidd (Victorian/strong female -

Aimee Woolwine : “Bookmarks are for Quitters” T-shirt (finishing William Monk series, book 23)
The song if you need to know:
Also, “Imagined Life” podcast - (SO GOOD - H.O.)

Tracee - Love Warrior + next (new book) “Untamed” Glenon Doyle Melton - Brenee Brown interviewed her on the podcast:
And her original blog:

Joyce Fisher: (Zebra Drive)
Lifespan “chapter 8 - ready for the worst” - about a pandemic

Mary Snellings - Present over Perfect by Shauna Niequist ( + Lean In

Thursday 5/21/2020

First - a few links on Science and Faux Science
Heather. Ordover : - How FAKE SCIENCE Can Fool You – Wisecrack Edition
Toshi : Gwenyth Paltrow is Insane and Goop is hurting everyone - Flat Earth: What Makes REAL Science? – Wisecrack Edition

Toshi : Podcast on what happens when you are sad and lonely and go online as a young white man in America
Toshi : - Yes so the podcast goes from the main study person being a Obama stan, to a Stef Molineaux fan, to a Gaving McGuinnes (sp) fan, to a contrapoints fan

Heather. Ordover : - Heather. Ordover :

Heather. Ordover :

Heather. Ordover :

ALL SYSTEMS RED (The Murderbot Diaries) by Martha Wells

Jennifer: Hardcore History podcast - WWI - excellent (per Jennifer Gordon) They Shall Not Grow Old doc from Peter Jackson
How did we get to WWI - Ken Follett -
Dorothy sayers books in order - - Margery Allingham Books In Order by Ngaio Marsh
BJ is doing The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb by Agatha Christie -

Lise - - Jane Darrowfield, Professional Busybody by Barbara Ross

All in agreement - this wins the BEST TITLE award for the night

Heather. Ordover : How to cope with being stuck inside (H.O. - I love every video this guy has done) CGP Grey -

Vickie - the book woman of troublesome creek - by Kim Michele Richardson - historical fiction -

History links:
Vickie & Jennifer):
Heather. Ordover : - The Danelaw - Alfred vs. Guthrum - Extra History - #1 In Our Time

Lise: Daniel Silva -
The Dutch House: A Novel Hardcover – by Ann Patchett -

And some Anime links! - Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid (Anime)

Toshi: Found it: The disastrous life of Saiki K -

THIS IS AMAZING from Tammy C: 1621 - the new anatomy of melancholy Robert Burton -

Heather. Ordover : Make fun of Heinlin video from Overly Sarcastic Productions -

Regina: Shtisel on Netflix