I was really excited when I saw a cross stitch book show up on NetGalley. I like a good, snarky stitch and the cover made this one look unique. Most snark stitches you see on sites like Etsy are just words inside what I guess is suppose to...Read More »
Have you ever read a book that made you just want to hang out with the author? This one made me do that. The down-to-earth writing style and engaging personal stories made this book a delight to read.
This is really half autobiography and half ‘beginners guide to...Read More »
Book Review: Mosaic & Lace Knits: 20 Innovative Patterns Combining Slip-Stitch Colorwork and Lace Techniques
I feel the need for a slight disclaimer here: I’ve never done any colorwork, let alone mosaic colorwork. So, when I say this book’s instructions are clear and make it look simple, I might be absolutely full of shit. But, regardless, this book’s clarity give me the confidence...Read More »
You know that trend of turning a classic villain into an antihero? Think “Wicked”, “Maleficent”, “Suicide Squad”, etc. This novel is kinda like that. Nero an evil dictator? No! He’s a poor misunderstood victim of circumstance. Now, if you can accept this as historical *fiction*, it makes...Read More »
Book Review: Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution
This is my first Philbrick read, but definitely not my last.
This could have very easily been a straight forward autobiography of Benedict Arnold, but Philbrick adds such depth and nuance that the reader not only gets the facts of Arnold’s life, but also a truer understanding...Read More »