Review: The Girls

The Girls
The Girls by Emma Cline

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Edgy, engaging, disturbing, and very readable, The Girls is loosely based on the Charles Manson clan/murders and the events leading up to that summer. Told from the twin past & present perspectives of Evie, who, as a 14 year old, is disenchanted with her family and friends and has a powerful need to belong to someone or something.

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Latvian Braid Booties

Want to try a new technique such as Latvian braids or colourwork? This is the project for you!

latvian braid baby booties

I’ve finally released this pattern – several months in the making. Thanks so much to all my test knitters and my tech editor for their hard work, suggestions, improvements, and general good cheer!

These are a perfect opportunity to use up those lovely sock leftovers that you don’t know what to do with. They make a great gift for holiday giving or a new baby.  :)

Pattern now available on Ravelry.

Review: Arcadia

Arcadia by Iain Pears

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Do you like sci-fi / fantasy / time travel / dystopian / spy thriller / romance fiction? Yes, then this is the book for you. Don’t read it when you’re really tired – you’ll lose track of who’s who, where, and when as you travel between three universes/time periods/alternate realities. It’s witty, twisty, and complicated and I highly recommend it!

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