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A Finger Weaving Project May 13, 2018

Filed under: Books,Finger Weaving,Weaving,Weaving looms — Janet @ 5:19 pm

IMG_1779 This is the progress so far with my grandson’s finger weaving project

I remembered a book I had seen long ago.  I couldn’t find it in my collection of weaving books.  So I decided I must have borrowed it (several times) from the local library in Dublin.

Through good old Amazon I was able to order it,  It’s a good little book with clear instructions,   interesting and colorful  illustrations, and a bit of history as well.

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After a “bit of help” from dad.        IMG_1771                                    IMG_1772

 

Margaret Drabble May 4, 2018

Filed under: Authors,Book Collections,Book covers,Books,Margaret Drabble — Janet @ 3:19 pm

I am currently reading books written by an author from the past – that is author Margaret Drabble.  She was particularly popular in the ’80’s but is still writing today.  My current book is The Radiant Way, written in 1987.  My copy is a discard from the library in La Connor, purchased in the Library Thrift Shop in La Connor.  This Thrift Shop is a great place for finding books you wished you had read but somehow passed you by.  Or maybe you read it so long ago you have forgotten all about it.  The prices are right and you are supporting a good cause.

IMG_1567     a-very-young-margaret-drabble  a very young Margaret Drabble

Looking back at previous blog posts, I find I wrote about her and her writing in 2010.  A post titled Reading Margaret Drabble.  Most interesting.

 

 

 

 

The Voyages Of Captain Cook March 22, 2018

Filed under: Authors,Books — Janet @ 9:54 pm

IMG_5447  a hasty picture but this is the book – fascinating reading if you are interested in this sort of thing.  I’ve been fascinated from an early age. Now I’m going to go back and review some of the other books I’ve read – exploration, the South Pacific, Whaling, Armstrong Sperry – just a few names and topics that spring to mind.

 

Reading Treasures February 5, 2018

Filed under: Book covers,Book Recommendations,Books,Illustrations,Reading — Janet @ 12:08 am

IMG_5128       IMG_5129     Apologies for the orientation of these 2 photos,  What a splendid book by the Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard – Winter.  His book Autumn came out a while ago, now Winter, and I’m sure Spring and Summer are sure to follow.  Just collections of kind of random essays appropriate to the season.  Excellent – and thought provoking.  Plus beautiful paintings.

 

Books and a Cat January 21, 2018

Filed under: Book stores,Books,Cats — Janet @ 6:59 pm

26962194_2006148942746355_579432745000458838_o  Ophelia’s Books in Fremont, Seattle

Needless to say this is one of my favorite bookstores.

 

Another Book To Use In My Genealogy Research January 18, 2018

IMG_5078  Wow – what a compendium.  I can now check what I’ve found so far working mostly with Ancestry.com

 

Latest Reading December 12, 2017

Filed under: Authors,Birthdays,Books,Cats,Janet's Books,Lakota Indians,Reading — Janet @ 4:19 pm

IMG_4893  a book by Alexandra Fuller – Quiet Until the Thaw.  This is about the Lakota Indians of the Dakotas.  Whether writing about Africa or the western part of the United States, she is one of my favorite authors.