Sunday, April 3, 2011

Book roundup

This morning I read an interesting book that I would recommend everyone read. It is a short non-fiction book and although it is aimed at young adults, it is suitable for adults as well. The writing is clear and there is no talking down to the reader (which is sometimes a problem with books aimed at the youth market). And frankly, I'm guessing that you will learn something from it. The book is Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose and it is the story of a teen from Montgomery, Alabama who refused to give up her seat on the bus (because she knew the law and knew her rights) and went on to become part of a landmark lawsuit that ended the segregation on the buses. Seriously, check it out. My copy is headed to the library at work so the kids can read it.

Friday I treated myself to a couple of new knitting books: Westknits Book Two by Stephen West (autographed copy) & Malabrigo Book Three which I picked up at my favorite local knitting store, Klose Knit.  Both books have numerous patterns that I would like to make (Flibert, Dolinar, Splitbark, Loxley & Coler from Westknits -- Rasta Neckwarmer, Scalloped Shawl, Purl Ridge Hat, Lakedale Shawl & Akimbo Blanket from Malabrigo) so I think both books were a good buy. I'm not sure which will make it on the my needles first but I am looking forward to seeing the patterns come alive.

What are you reading?


  1. Maybe I need to suck it up and buy Stephen West's books, too. I love his patterns and it would be cheaper to buy the books than $6/pattern.

  2. "Darker than Black" because my books that came out on June 6th are on back order. >_< And Poe. Cuz you can never read too much Poe.


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