Date Joined: March 20, 2018
Last Online: July 1, 2019
Birthday: August 22
Country: United States
Crafting dilettante: just enough knitting, jewelry making, chain mail work, lampwork beads, glass etching, paper folding, paper art, drawing, painting . . . to say I've tried and might try again. (and have the boxes full of supplies to prove it!)
Except for cooking & baking. I do that like it's my job. (it's not my paid job, but I do need to eat!)
Current craft obsession: CHAIN MAIL JEWELRY. I cannot get enough. When I do not have pliers in both hands, I am on theringlord.com drooling over beautiful supplies or amazing chain mail delights on their forum or on http://www.mailleartisans.org/. Hooray for tiny rings!
naked, stamped, addressed postcards
naked tourist postcards
slice of life narrative--tell me some minutiae of your day! (especially if it's about food or meals)
very tall pine trees
the colors of twilight (the time of day)
watching bats flit about in the summer dusk
the smell of junipers
the incredible soft spot behind a rabbit's ears
a cup of tea
the first snowfall of the season
browsing used bookstores
finding a book you've been searching for in a used bookstore
fountain pens & colored ink
the smell of baking bread
fresh baked bread with a pat of butter melting into it
gray November days where the silver sky feels endless
summer picnics under the pine trees
cornbread made from freshly ground corn
pickles & sauerkraut
My favorite niche genre: nonfiction comics/graphic books about food & cooking.
Other niches I will devour: slice of life comics & manga; domestic fantasy
My core genres: Sci Fi & Fantasy, memoirs (especially about food), cookbooks, popular science. Occasional visitor to: cozy mysteries, travel writing
I'm always reading something. Okay, maybe somethings. At the very least one nonfiction books and one fiction book. And a cookbook or three. And probably two different comic series.
Audiobooks are awesome.
Digital vs. paper: both!
-Comes As You Are by Emily Nagoski
-Kitchen Yarns by Ann Hood
-The Lyra Novels by Patricia C. Wrede
-The Binti Series by Nnedi Okorafor
-The Seven Culinary Wonders of the World by Jenny Linford
Gastropod - looking at food through the lens of science and history
Grownups Read Things They Wrote As Kids - exactly what it sounds like!
LeVar Burton Reads - The best short fiction, handpicked by the world’s greatest storyteller. In every episode, host LeVar Burton (Reading Rainbow, Roots, Star Trek) invites you to take a break from your daily life, and dive into a great story.
Science Vs. - Science Vs takes on fads, trends, and the opinionated mob to find out what's fact, what's not, and what's somewhere in between.
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