Foxfire 11. Finally assembled the whole set a couple years ago.
Of course we all know what's in Foxfire 3.... and Foxfire 12. Don't we???
Younger Next Year truly has changed my life, so now I've moved onto Thinner This Year. I'm also reading 'Tis a Gift to be Simple and am enjoying it, though I wish more were written on the subject by people living in poverty. There's a whole idea to this concerning judgment and acceptance I don't know how to explain... Lastly, I'm reading the third of a multicultural fantasy series (The Dragon Songs Saga) by my acupuncturist, Dances of Deception. I've never liked fantasy, but I have trouble putting these down once I've started!
hugssandi, do you realize that every minute you spend reading Younger Next Year, you're getting older? Ironic.
I'm reading The Birds of Opulence, by Crystal Wilkinson, for book group next week.
I'm reading a knitting pattern for knitting a pink hat. Haven't picked up my needles in about 10 years(!) and I got inspired. I'm really enjoying taking it up again for a few minutes of relaxation here and there. Love the act of carefully making something with my hands again. I'm finding it's like riding a bike- I need to review the instructions for certain things, but it's coming back to me very quickly.
I'm realizing they now have a million online youtube videos for knitters. The internet didn't even exist when i first learned to knit almost 30 yrs ago. (!) Yay!
We loved "Little Dribbling", especially since my Lady Sally is Brit, and we love the small out-of-the-way places there. You should see the trip we're planning for September into the Borders of Scotland where her clan and mine hung out 'back in the day'. We've read all of Bryson's other books as well, and vistited many of those places.
Irene, I'm glad you're introducing more people to SACRED HARP. I enjoy singing and playing these songs, although it's a bit more challenging than some people think! I liken it to learning the Cyrillic alphabet so you can sing in Russian and when you've got that down well, then you (finally) get to sing the English "poetry" with the tune (and the poetry is often on a different page from the music notation, making all this even harder).
Yes, Dusty, that's the article. There are a number of other interesting articles in the book including one on Barbara Allen, folk music in schools in an highly industrialized society, and professionalism and amateurism in the study of folk music to name a few. The book (ex-library) cost me 99 cents, but with shipping and tax I wound up paying 5 dollars.
"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."
SACRED HARP and other books related to this kind of music as I'll be presenting how to read shape notes and then have as many that will sit in a square and sing this great music of Early America that came to us via English, Scot, Irish, German. I love this music. Many of our Appalachian tunes we play on the dulcimer come from this age. and when I'm done with that next week, gonna look into some of your books that you're reading. aloha, irene
I just started Silent Prey by John Sandford. It is one of his Lucas Davenport novels. I just finished James Patterson's Cross the Line which was a Christmas present from my son and daughter-in-law. Yesterday I received Studies in Musicology 1935 -1975 which is compilation of articles written by Charles Seeger. I ordered it mostly for the article on the Appalachian dulcimer, but several of the other articles look interesting. I probably won't read the entire book.
"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."
A trio of books by Kate Thompson, known as the New Policeman trilogy, about the happenings of a small Irish village and their interactions with the "Faeries" on the other side of The Veil. Lots of fun and fabulous fiddle tune music at the end of each chapter.
Anxiously awaiting the Anne Grimes book.
I've been reading Norm Cohen's Long Steel Rail: The Railroad in American Folksong, which has lengthy, in-depth cultural analyses of songs like "Railroad Bill" and "John Henry" and "Casey Jones," not to mention all those "The Wreck of . . . " songs. It's a pretty long book, so I just read it in little bits whenever I have the time.
I just finished reading "The Dimaggios", by Tom Glavin. If you live baseball as I, this book will surprise.
Now, I am re-reading for the 3rd time, "The Giant Book Of Native Americans ".
For about a year I've been reading, The RISE and FALL of the THIRD REICH, a history of Nazi Germany.
This book is so appalling my psych can only take in so much at any given time. Very difficult teading, over 1200 pages. I hate it. Ron Rosenbaum books always twist your brain, but you always return for more.
I am reading "Talking Tar Heel" by Walt Wolfram and Jeffrey Reasor and "The North Carolina Continentals" by Hugh F. Rankin. I just finished "Washington's Immortals: The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment who Changed the Course of the Revolution" by Patrick K. O'Donnell.
I really need some outdoor hobbies. Fact is, reading is one of my favorite things. All of my favorite things involve sitting on my butt. LOL!
The last two years I have made a reading commitment for the year through Goodreads. I am currently two books behind schedule because I've been too busy with dulcimer playing. 😁
I recently found a fantastic author. I am reading 'Plain Truth' by Jodi Picoult. Plot is a newborn baby dies on an Amish Farm. Who done it?
This is the third book I read by this author, all this summer. 'The Tenth Circle' was okay, but 'House Rules' (again about a murder and trial of a young man with Asperger's Syndrome) was EXCELLENT!!
Toxic Charity sounds like an oxymoron, for sure! I'm reading "We Rode the Trains", a true account by some of the surviving people who were sent west from the eastern cities on the "Orphan Trains". After I read that, I'm going to read the fictional best seller "Orphan Train".
I have the "Kindle Disease", I have over 300 titles in the palm of my hand( a lot of them are free public domain titles). I am reading "A Feast For Crows" by George R.R. Martin, "Waterloo" by Bernard Cornwell, "The Trial" by Franz Kafka and "All Tomorrow's Parties" by William Gibson.