Thursday, October 15, 2009


A huge number of "new" books have just tumbled (along with the leaves) right through my door, including a mint copy of The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, a fascinating novel & best-seller currently being read by Washington's book group.
Two "new" audio books are in: The Secret Life of Bees and Morality for Young Girls (a #1 Ladies Detective Agency book).
Brand new titles from Knitting Out Loud include The Secret Language of Knitters and Mason-Dixon Knitting: Outside the Lines, both warm & funny. These are well-priced at 14.95 & 19.95 respectively and make great gifts. You don't have to be a knitter to listen to and laugh along with these wonderful audio books.

More titles:
Praying for Sheetrock by Melissa F Greene (non-fic), "a beautiful & compelling story of a small Southern town's awakening to civil rights and the courageous black man who led the call", $6;
Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year by Anne Lamott, one of my personal favorites - Lamott writes about the "soft" topics - spirituality, motherhood - in an uncompromising, rueful voice, $4;
Selected Poems of WH Auden, anything by Auden is a score!, $6;
The Flame Trees of Thika and it's sequel The Mottled Lizard by Elspeth Huxley, classic autobiography of Huxley's African childhood, $6 each;
Collected Stories of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, stories that are "rich & startling" by one of the world's greatest writers, $4;
and a bunch of cool additions to our mystery section.

I am currently looking for: anything by Annie Proulx; Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo; vintage knitting & spinning books; current audio books in great condition; anything about small farms, off-the-grid living, goats & such-like.

Lastly: I am starting a NEW BLOG, called My Life With Knitters, inspired by the many wonderful, creative, hard-working people that I've met since I re-entered the fiber world
about 2 years ago. I will be profiling designers, small business owners, mentors & friends who have helped to propel me on my way. These are fascinating people, making inspiring choices with their lives (and their dollars). Please read along & comment!

Bookstore hours are CRAZY: call ahead (845-2133), email ( or stop by on a Saturday or Sunday between 9 am & 3 pm, the surest times to see me. Don't forget to say hi to Winnie & Lucy, our adorable cashmere goats!

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