Friday, September 2, 2016

August reading list

The Blessingway. Tony Hillerman.
Talking God. Tony Hillerman.
Step Aside, Pops. Kate Beaton.*
Prepper's Survival Hacks: 50 DIY Projects for Lifesaving Gear, Gadgets, and Kits. Jim Cobb.*

The Tony Hillerman books are kind of running together now, but that's okay.

Kate Beaton is hilarious and comics with history jokes are probably the best kind of comics.

The prepper book was light on talks about something knocking out power and heavy on the 'hey, this is a fun project that can come in handy'....which is a tone that was less pleasant on the author's website.  Still, this was an okay book about being resourceful for when the power goes out, you wind up having to stay overnight at work, or you wander off the trail while hiking.  I'm definitely going to try the candles and little cooking flames.

Also, it turns out I read that "Grandmother's Knitting" book this month and not last month.  It was fine, I guess.  It was mostly the editor recapping people's memories of their grandmothers (or grandpas or aunts or whatever), rather than their own words.  The patterns were...fine, I guess.  I cast on for one of the hat patterns and then returned the book to the library without thinking about it.  I'll figure something out.