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CraftLit - Serialized Classic Literature for Busy Book Lovers

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Aug 14, 2020

Heather's latest fave USCF Grand Round (some very hopeful info on testing--but ONLY if we begin to understand that Public Health is the most important thing--as opposed to individual health. B/c if the Public is healthy, we have a greater likelihood of being kept healthy ourselves).

And my new fave TWIV (This Week in Virology) with a fascinating chat with a UK Epidemiologist.And the YouTuber I mentioned this week:




And did YOU know about this??? (I didn't)


And this was fascinating (and I thought very nicely done)

Useful CDC Emergency Comms slides (if you're interested):

Phrase of the Day—brought to you by Kelly: “Crash blossom” = confusing newspaper headline (e.g., "A Doctor Delivered a Baby 25 Years after Delivering His Mom in the Same Hospital”


*Tuesday book chat recs (most of them--coffee wiped out my handwritten notes)*

Linda: knitting Love note sweater — using Malabrigo silk blendMaia - Knitting on modified Sari cardiganAndrew Caldecott

Rotherweird series Brenda Dayne :


The Repair Shop (show to binge)

Robert Twigger books Maia Daguerre : How the Scots Invented the Modern WorldAmy: 2040 by Damon Gameau


*Thursday book chat recs (in order of appearance)*

Mary - Container Gardening - Anthony AtheaSusan’s Fiber Shop - "Onesie Wednesdays" etc., live videos on Facebook (so after missing MDSW, at least you can see Susan and buy some nifty stuff).

Brenda Dayne rec: The Salt PathDianne - Zapoté by Carol Feller in her Short Row Knits bookKatrinkles little doohickies (faux suede) -

The Binding by Bridget Collins (fantasy book - first for adults - she usually writes YA) sounds like FUN!

Kelly - What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky: Stories Paperback – April 3, 2018 by Lesley Nneka Arimah (Author) (LeVar Burton’s podcast

Dianne: This tender Land (audible) This Tender Land: A Novel Hardcover – September 3, 2019 by William Kent Krueger

Susan Branch - Heart of the Home books - Falling in Love with the English Countryside

(She also has a new Xmas book coming)Martha's Vineyard - Isle of Dreams Hardcover – April 8, 2016 by Susan Branch (Author, Illustrator)

The Fairy Tale Girl Hardcover – September 18, 2015 by Susan Branch (Author, Illustrator)

Purgatory Ridge by William Kent Krueger finished

Sucker Punch by Laurell K. Hamilton (Author)

+ Mitch Albom Time Keeper

Lost stories of Louisa May Alcott (her sexy sexy stuff!!!! Whoo whooo!)

Regina: A Century of Women Cartoonists -

Heather - Banana Yoshimoto -

an old book but an interesting and fun one. "Ms. Yoshimoto's writing is lucid, earnest and disarming. ... [It] seizes hold of the reader's sympathy and refuses to let go." -Michiko Kakutani, The New York TimesWith the publication of Kitchen, the dazzling English-language debut that is still her best-loved book, the literary world realized that Yoshimoto was a young writer of enduring talent whose work has quickly earned a place among the best of contemporary Japanese literature. Kitchen is an enchantingly original book that juxtaposes two tales about mothers, love, tragedy, and the power of the kitchen and home in the lives of a pair of free-spirited young women in contemporary Japan. Mikage, the heroine, is an orphan raised by her grandmother, who has passed away. Grieving, Mikage is taken in by her friend Yoichi and his mother (who is really his cross-dressing father) Eriko. As the three of them form an improvised family that soon weathers its own tragic losses, Yoshimoto spins a lovely, evocative tale with the kitchen and the comforts of home at i....

Jennifer: The Wimsey Papers—The Wartime Letters and Documents of the Wimsey Family Kindle Edition by Dorothy L. Sayers (Author)

Traitor's Tears, A (Ursula Blanchard Book 12) Kindle Edition by Fiona Buckley

The Listening Eye (The Miss Silver Mysteries Book 28) Kindle Edition by Patricia Wentworth (Author)

Discworld—what to read map:

Highly recommended starting point for Discworld books--VERY funny and SUPERBly read (Audible, etc.) The Wee Free Men

Heather - The Alienist

Joyce: Less - (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel by Andrew Sean Greer (Author)

Aimee - Rivers of London - recurring character Leslie in first two books and Lesley in the third book. THE NERVELove on the Spectrum - Netflix, Aussie showIndian Matchmaker on Netflix (connected thematically)

Heather - Autism Tropes -

Jessica Kellgren-Fozard and Whats wrong with me? // My Disabilities (Updated)

Candy: Book talk with Horrorstor author Grady Hendrix (Jenny Lawsen)

(That's Jenny Lawsen, the Bloggess, in her Nowhere Book Store)

Aimee: The Succuluent woman

Watch Youtube to learn plant care!: These Succulent Buddies + Miss Orchid GirlAimee & Heather: Disney+ World According to Jeff Goldblum