Monthly Archives: June 2011

Thin in the 000s

I’m working on branching out, worried that reading in all of my favorite categories now will leave me stuck with an unrelenting slog toward the end of my project.  I figured that the 000s were a good place to go … Continue reading

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Remembering faces

818.609  You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know: A True Story of Family, Face Blindness, and Forgiveness, by Heather Sellers (2010). I’ve always thought of myself as being terrible at remembering faces (not to mention names!), so I was intrigued … Continue reading

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The odd 810s

“American literature in English:” poetry, drama, and fiction to essays, speeches, and humor/ satire.  That’s a lot of ground to cover!  Given that fiction is shelved separately, the 810s strike me as an odd lot, sort of what got left … Continue reading

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Knit ALL the things

746.432 Knitting in Plain English, by Maggie Righetti (2007) 746.432 The Joy of Knitting Companion, by Lisa Myers (2003) 746.432 Color Knitting the Easy Way, by Melissa Leapman (2010) Knitting has an entire vocabulary of its own.  This is not … Continue reading

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Cooking, but not with Fannie Farmer

641.30097309034 Fannie’s Last Supper: Re-creating One Amazing Meal from Fannie Farmer’s 1896 Cookbook, by Chris Kimball (2010). All right.  I know that I have ground rules for this project, like only counting non-fiction that comes off the shelves of my … Continue reading

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Knitting in the 740s

I love knitting, but I think I love knitting in the mind’s eye even more.  The anticipation of planning, the imagined color combinations that always turn gorgeous, the instant gratification of imagining instead of actually knitting…. 746.432 Knitting in Plain … Continue reading

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Do beavers think?

599.3232 Lily Pond: Four Years With a Family of Beavers, by Hope Ryden (1989). One good thing about having a really active dog is that I end up taking her on lots of walks in the woods.  She needs good … Continue reading

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