books, movies

11 (More) Movies of Christmas

In the process of archive-diving for post inspiration, I came across this from all the way back in 2015. Seems like it's time for an update, no? 1. NoelleAvailable on Disney+, this gives me Elf vibes, but less annoying (I really can't stand Will Farrell), with a dash of The Santa Clause thrown in.  2.… Continue reading 11 (More) Movies of Christmas


Best Knitting Podcasts: 2020 edition

3 years on, and Best Youtube Knitting Podcasts is still one of my top blog posts, so I thought it was time to do an updated edition. Most of the podcasts I shared in that post are still going, though some are on hiatus or have been posting more sporadically as the life situations of… Continue reading Best Knitting Podcasts: 2020 edition


The KnotMagick Guide to Moving Cross Country

Make sure it’s really, really what you want. Because it’s expensive as fuck and a pain in the ass. Plan your budget ahead of time. Now add at least 50%. Assume everything will go wrong. Find a job before you go. Don’t ship things via Greyhound. It may be cheaper than going through USPS/UPS/FEDEX, but… Continue reading The KnotMagick Guide to Moving Cross Country


Best Book/Writing Podcasts on Youtube

Last week I shared my favorite knitting podcasts, and this time I thought I'd show you a few of my favorite book related podcasts. Some of these are just review shows, others concentrate on the craft of writing or on publishing. If you were daunted by the long episodes on the knitting list, fear not.… Continue reading Best Book/Writing Podcasts on Youtube

msc, random

Randomly from the internet

An older article, but a very interesting read on early research into writer's block, starting in the 1920s. Even back then, they linked it to depression and self-esteem issues (pretty sure any writer could be able to deduce that, though whether it's a cause or an effect is a murkier topic). This darning sampler makes my textile conservator's… Continue reading Randomly from the internet

52 Books challenge, Uncategorized

Books Read in 2014

Total: 83 Average per month: 7 Number of re-reads: 6 Number of completed series: 2 Percent of nonfiction books: 14% (12) January 1. 80 Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History-Making Race Around the World–Matthew Goodman 2. The Green Mill Murder–Kerry Greenwood 3. Blood and Circuses–Kerry Greenwood 4. The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of… Continue reading Books Read in 2014