Thursday, February 15, 2007

Episode Forty-two: Last of the Regionals--Vive la Revolution

A shout out to SyrenMuse who sent me the link to the Little House on the Praire DVD! Who knew! ABC was such a punk when I asked them nicely if they'd be releasing it. I had no idea they listened to me! Maybe your library will have it...

This week we end with our American Regional writers, Sarah Orne Jewett, 1849-1909,
though we won't be listening to her best-known book, The Country of the Pointed Firs. Instead we'll hear her short story, "The White Heron" written in 1886-ish.

And thanks too, to WingLake who sent this explanatory article, and this amazingly cool site that I've signed up for! I think I'll be leaving some wrist warmers and water colors at undisclosed locations around the Old Pueblo. You?

Rhinebeck's never too early to make a date with fiber. And it's never too late to save a little bit of your own personal environment (not to mention cash...which you can then spend on fiber...).

Next week we'll start our new novel
(drum appropriate!)
A Tale of Two Cities.

With apologies to Mr. Piccone.

A knitting font (and amazing celtic knot weaving pattern to boot!), another knitting font (can you ever really have too many?), a phenomenal You Tube addition, and a reminder to read Spindlicity (hey Janel!)


  1. Mmmm... found art, my favourite. Have you seen this?
    Too cute...

  2. I've been listening to your podcast for a while, and this is my first comment. So, "Hi! Nice to meet you."

    I am commenting because you said you didn't care for the reader's voice for the story. I have to agree. I almost didn't finish the story, as short as it was, because of the way she read it. I cannot imagine that is how she sounds in everyday speaking, and just can't get around what I perceive as affectation because she's reading a book out loud.

    I listen to a lot of audiobooks, and recently, found a new series that is read by the same narrator for another series I love. The psychology of voice is an interesting thing in relation to audiobooks and characters. For instance, I find myself more willing to accept the protagonist of the second series, because somewhere inside of me, it's the same person as the first series.

    Just something to think about. :)

  3. You're very welcome!

  4. Becky in Canal Winchester8:13 PM

    Great UTube link. Tit for tat. Here are some I saw this week. A Lego Knitting Machine -

    And Portugese knitting - the kind with the yarn around the neck -


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