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CraftLit - Serialized Classic Literature for Busy Book Lovers

CraftLit is—Annotated Audiobooks for Busy People Love the classics (or wish you did) *** No time to pick up a book? Not any more! *** This weekly annotated audiobook podcast presents curated classic literature in a serialized format. The host—Heather Ordover—"teaches to the joke" by filling in any relevant tidbits before listening to the next chapter of the book. *** Callers regularly send in voicemail comments for play on the air to keep the "book club" vibe going. *** The podcast has been in continuous weekly production since 2006 - Our current book, "Recollections of Joan of Arc" by Mark Twain begins with episode 581. * * As seen in What's Hot on iTunes * * As heard on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday | FiberHooligans | Podcast 411 | Marly Bird's Yarn Thing Podcast | Math-4-Knitters | Eddie's Room | Libsyn's Podcasting Luminaries | Chilling Tales for Dark Nights | WEBS podcast --Classic Audiobooks: because loving great books in a busy world is tough--

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001: chapters 1-4 - Pride and Prejudice
Well, here we are!I wanted to welcome you all to CraftLit, a Podcast for Crafters. I imagine you’re here because you like to work with your hands, but you also like to read. If so, this is the place for you! Our program will follow a similar pattern every week. After some introductory comments, a web, magazine, or book review (This week ), and perhaps a song, I will include a chapter or two from a book. We will listen to that book until we’re done with it. And because I’m a former English teacher, I’ll give you some things to listen for in the chapters we hear--just to give you something else to do while you’re knitting, spinning, crocheting, weaving, or sewing. Any painters?So.Get comfortable. Find your tools. Check the volume, and enjoy, with me, the beginning (chs 1–4) of by Jane Austen, recorded by Annie Coleman.Intro music: “ by Joshua Christian of Syracuse, NY. I found the music on GarageBand.com.
33:33 04/27/2006
002: chapters 5-6 - Pride and Prejudice
Welcome to Episode 2! In this episode I rave about , but neglect to mention the name of the , and go on about (not to mention ).   We'll also move on to chapters five and six in Pride and Prejudice, narrated by . And, as always, intro music is provided by GarageBand.com who hosted Joshua Christian's "Chasing Hiro."
33:31 04/27/2006
003: chapters 7-8 - Pride and Prejudice
Welcome to Episode 3!In this episode I welcome you to the joys of the (and I am Not Kidding); the belly laughs, sly smirks, or horror filled looks of ; the adorable (in the eye of the beholder?) and with and on their heads; and regale you with my lovely weekend at a spinning retreat in , hosted by Claudia of We'll also move on to chapters seven and eight in Pride and Prejudice, narrated (as always) by . Intro music provided by GarageBand.com which connected me with Joshua Christian's Chasing Hiro.And, a little note: I'm so glad those of you who've commented are enjoying Austen. She's a fave of mine (duh!) and I'm thrilled that listening to her words is bringing you some joy while your hands are otherwise occupied.
40:29 05/04/2006
004: chapters 9-10 - Pride and Prejudice
That's a pic of Jane!Can you believe we're on chapters nine and ten of Pride and Prejudice? Me either!And, once again, I find myself all hot and bothered by Darcey. Ah well...Before we get to that, today I'll talk to you about some (that's the part) and a (that's the part).Links to: , Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's , check out on Site.Ready?Here we go...As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by . Intro music provided by GarageBand.com which connected me with "Chasing Hiro."
56:37 05/11/2006
005: chapters 11-13 - Pride and Prejudice
Cast number FIVE??? Chapters 11 through 13 of Pride and Prejudice??? Where has the time gone? Book II ideas: Tom Sawyer! Tristan & Isolde! Alice in Wonderland?!—only if one of you record it… Let me know your thoughts! Today we get in touch with our inner Granny—specifically of Spin-Off. And we also get into Clutter. And De-cluttering, for a move. If the spirit moves you, send your brilliance to MamaOKnits AT gmail DOT com. As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by . Intro music provided by GarageBand.com which connected me with ’s “Chasing Hiro.‿
49:51 05/18/2006
006: chapters 14-17 - Pride and Prejudice
'Cast number Six!Yeee Haaaw!Chapters 14 through 17 of Pride and Prejudice? A Double Header of Annie Coleman...because I'm heading to the !We don't have to fear no stinkin' !Ew! Acid!Ew!Oh...and I lied. It's Oops! Sorry!And...We're Knot Taking Any More. June 1st, ThursdayPlease read the , which states the mission and the guidelines for participating. my very grateful regards,anne hansonknitspot.comPlease do listen to .Socks that Rock yarn can be gotten at .And oooooooooooooooo!Mister Wickham!As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by . Intro music provided by GarageBand.com which connected me with 's "Chasing Hiro."A Note: Files for previous episodes can be gotten here at or at iTunes. Oh, and hey...if you have a second, wouldja vote for CraftLit at Podcast Alley. I'm in the third to the last place on the rankings.Not that I'm competitive...'Cast number Six!Yeee Haaaw!Chapters 14 through 17 of Pride and Prejudice? A Double Header of Annie Coleman...because I'm heading to the !We don't have to fear no stinkin' !Ew! Acid!Ew!Oh...and I lied. It's Oops! Sorry!And...We're Knot Taking Any More. June 1st, ThursdayPlease read the , which states the mission and the guidelines for participating. my very grateful regards,anne hansonknitspot.comPlease do listen to .Socks that Rock yarn can be gotten at .And oooooooooooooooo!Mister Wickham!As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by . Intro music provided by GarageBand.com which connected me with 's "Chasing Hiro."A Note: Files for previous episodes can be gotten here at or at iTunes. Oh, and hey...if you have a second, wouldja vote for CraftLit at Podcast Alley. I'm in the third to the last place on the rankings.Not that I'm competitive...
64:20 05/25/2006
007: chapters 18-19 - Pride and Prejudice
Well, Tristan and Isolde seem to be winning out as our next book. Please keep emailing me and letting me know your thoughts.Today a little from me, then on to the next two chapters of P&P!And a little shout-out ot Anne Hanson, of Knitspot.com...with whom I am tangentially accquainted.As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by . Intro music provided by GarageBand.com which connected me with 's "Chasing Hiro."Thank you too for your forbearance last week. What a mess! I so deeply apologize.
62:07 06/01/2006
008: chapters 20-22 - Pride and Prejudice
The gauntlet is down! How do you control your stash! Tell me now and I'll post your ideas!Today!Chapters 20-22! No Joke! THREE chapters!Heather complains a bit, goes ON about clutter and the need for knitting histories, then drools over Darcy. (Doesn't it always end with that?)The books: and As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by . Intro music provided by GarageBand.com which connected me with ’s “Chasing Hiro.
50:02 06/08/2006
009: chapters 23-26 - Pride and Prejudice
This week, chapters 23-26! Horror... Am I an Artist or an ? As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by . Intro music provided by GarageBand.com which connected me with "Chasing Hiro."
61:04 06/15/2006
010: chapters 27-30 - Pride and Prejudice
Today, chapters 27-30See the ! See what has done with her sockblocker key chain! See the fabu (and fake!) , then join me in on September 19th (or visit the and find a husband!).And the moment we've all been waiting for (at least the moment Kim was unsure if she was waiting for...):The Crazy Quilt Baby Blanket!As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by . Intro music provided by GarageBand.com which connected me with 's "Chasing Hiro."
57:48 06/22/2006
011: chapters 31-34 - Pride and Prejudice
This week, Chapters 31-34 (next week 35-37) is fun for the whole family! Just look!You can get roving for felting from Toni Neil at ...they're the first house on the left. Really. You have to click it and see. It will make sense. Promise!My , just in case you wondered. And links to poetry/stories from my students too. And then The Soapbox. Sorry about that, but it's been bugging me so much. I hope that one of us will come up with some great idea for how to save the planet and all the people on it. I suppose it's genetic in me--my Dad is a Geographer working on , so I've known we were in trouble for a long time...Anyway. is a nice place to visit. Take a look!"We must be the change we wish to see in the world."--M.K.Gandhi“The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing, would suffice to solve most of the world's problems... ‿--M.K.GandhiAnd the essay on Gandhi and spinning can be found at .As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by . Intro music provided by GarageBand.com which connected me with ’s “Chasing Hiro.
65:32 06/29/2006
012: chapters 35-37 - Pride and Prejudice
This week, chapters 35-37! Next week--38-41!Have you met the free online spinning magazine, ? Even after last week, do you fear socks? If so, check out the excellent resource page .And the results of the sockblocker experiment from ...SUCCESS!!!You can buy really nice fiber from and .How to make your own or with a .Special Thanks to Lauren and Amy for their helpful suggestions. I'm fiddling with the sound this week, so let me know.ANDRe: iTunes--I have emailed them a number of times now, and we're trying to fix the feed problem. It appears they muffed it because they changed categories, so files that should have been there and complete, were semi-moved to the new category. I know one day the only files I could get through iTunes were the odd numbered episodes--go figure.Libsyn has fixed their end of the problem. Let's keep our fingers crossed...I know I am.
65:10 07/06/2006
013: chapters 38-41 - Pride and Prejudice
This week, chapters 38-41! Next week--42-45!A brief episode because I'm behind at work, sorry about that.Today, listen for some more wonderful Collins idiocy.And as far as pride and prejudice go, Elizabeth's refusal of Darcy's proposal due to her new understanding of how she misjudged Darcy's motives knocks them both down a peg. They're on new footing now—a lot of their assumptions about each other have been challenged and now there's room for—well—something to happen.Watch for the groundwork of an eminent disaster—these are the chapters where doom comes a knockin'.As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by Annie Coleman. Intro music provided by GarageBand.com which connected me with Joshua Christian's "Chasing Hiro.""Back Issues" of Craftlit can be found at Craftlit.blogspot.com.
50:41 07/13/2006
014: chapters 42-44 - Pride and Prejudice
Chapters 42-45! WRONG WRONG WRONG! 43 was much longer than it said on the tag. This week we only have 42-44...but its an hour long episode regardles... Next week, chapters 44-??... Sorry about that! Well, I'm in the homestretch! This week and next week are the last two I'll be podcasting from Croton-on-Hudson...boy I'll need to change the intro, huh? I'll be podcasting from the road the week of August 1st, then from Tucson the next week. IF I can, I'll get my son in on the 'cast...but no guarantees. He's quite the ball-o-goof. So this week! A little discussion of Jane Austen's novels have been repackaged as chick-lit to reflect our modern conception of her as a romantic novelist. But her world is less comforting than we think, argues Laura Thompson... On 07/09/2006, Laura Thompson created a bit of a stir in the literary world when she said that Chicklit--the girlie romancified summer book lit that's gotten to be so popular among the young--had co-opted Jane Austen, and specifically, Pride and Prejudice. ...It all started in fine non-literary style: with Colin Firth. The scene in the 1995 television adaptation of Pride and Prejudice in which Colin got his shirt wet was, almost certainly, the moment that opened the door and let the modern world in upon the quiet, oil-lit writing desk at Chawton Cottage. And when Firth played Mark Darcy in the film of Bridget Jones's Diary, the deal was sealed: Pride and Prejudice was on its way to fame and fortune. Which brings her to a point we've discussed on this podcast: ...What on earth would Jane Austen have made of it all? Well, she would certainly have laughed - "I dearly love a laugh," says Elizabeth Bennet, in the voice of her creator - and she would have enjoyed all the money, because nobody was more aware of its importance. Elizabeth and her sister Jane might have charm to spare, plus wit and good temper to keep fear of the future at bay, but their genteel poverty means that the men who marry them are not just lovers; they are personal relief missions from lives beyond contemplation. And this acute alertness to the significance of money - to the humiliating gulf between the shillings that buy Elizabeth's hair ribbons and Darcy's £30,000 a year - is just one of the many aspects of Jane Austen that has been lost to a contemporary audience. She goes on to say that too often, readers today just think it's neat that Elizabeth wound up with a rich guy--rather than noting that it was her job to find a rich husband or live a life of drudgery. In reality, loving Darcy is the bonus. The real marriage is that of money. ....Actually, there is rather more to Elizabeth than the perfection we behold in her (and ourselves). What, for example, is one to make of her ambiguous joke that she began to love Darcy on "first seeing his beautiful grounds at Pemberley"? Sir Walter Scott, for one, thought she meant exactly what she said; and I think he had a point. ....But the novels as a whole are rather less comforting. Indeed, they are, in some ways, terrifying. There is something appalling about the lack of illusions with which Jane Austen viewed her little world. To censor out such a judgment - or to condemn it as "male" - is to do her an extreme disservice. And the point she makes next made me feel bad for not making a bigger deal out of what Charlotte did, and why: Take, for example, the character of Charlotte Lucas, one of Austen's finest, who cuts through the nonsense now waffling round Pride and Prejudice like a particularly acid lemon. Her presence lurks sombrely behind Elizabeth's lovely lightness: the two girls are faces of the same coin, expressions of their creator's joyful esprit on the one hand and cold eye on the other. Like Elizabeth, Charlotte has a lively mind, but, unlike her friend, she has no physical allure. A quirk of nature has taken her out of the orbit of men such as Darcy. And, because she is plain, she sees the world plainly. She calmly perceives its limitations: the ruthless judgments of its marriage market, the life sentence of inhabiting its tight social circles. Seeing the world, she also sees the possibility of falling off its edge. "Without thinking highly either of men or of matrimony, marriage had always been her object; it was the only honourable provision for well-educated young women of small fortune, and however uncertain of giving happiness, must be their pleasantest preservative from want." She snaps up Mr Collins, the terrible suitor whom Elizabeth has the freedom to reject. "I am not romantic, you know. I never was." It is almost unthinkable, by today's standards, to do what Charlotte did--but she was wise, and right, and she seems to be "happy"...or at least happy enough... She is the stony reality at the heart of Pride and Prejudice. She tells a woman's story, but in a way that is utterly remote from feminine convention: with scant emotion, appealing to nothing other than rationality. And, like her creator, she has remarkably little to do with cosy readings of The Jane Austen Book Club and communal swoons over Mr Darcy. ...If Pride and Prejudice can be so easily claimed by the Grazia brigade, why should the other books be any different? It is not difficult, after all, to read what one wants to read in a novel. Every reader does it, to an extent. But the landscape of what is seen in books is becoming increasingly impoverished. Indeed, it might be that the reality of literature no longer lies within its words. As Jane Austen flourishes, the literary sense that she possessed in its most refined form is slowly dying: the irony would have amused her. Hmmmmm...more to think about... As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by Annie Coleman. Intro music provided by GarageBand.com which connected me with Joshua Christian’s "Chasing Hiro."
61:30 07/20/2006
15: Chs 44-46 Pride & Prejudice
This week, chapters 44-46! Really! A little OTN moment: I'm working on a , which has only a little section of lace. I've knitted lace before, but this project...well, it was going to be hard enough; I didn't want to kill myself. This is the first project I've planned from washing, drying, and spinning the fiber, all the way to knitting. I'm going to do some funky dye thing to it when I'm done and I"m going to (God Willing and the Creeks Don't Rise) take this to for the gallery. But. The knitting is a total leap of faith. I've knitted 25 rows and it's barely 3-4 long. It's 390 stitches, decreasing regularly down to...well...7 that get grafted in a tricky way that I'm sure I'll marvel at when I get there.  I got the pattern from . She's a genius with this stuff. Anyway. Lace and all things lace-weight are a leap of faith. They look like a ball of twisted blah, then you wet and pin them and suddenly it's...LORDY! I made THAT?! Right now, my whole life is a leap of faith...so it seemed an appropriate thing to do. And, btw, HEY, did you hear essay last week? It was as though we dovetailed our themes on purpose! ? Love that ! Promos from Faith at , and Jeannie of .  As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by Annie Coleman. Intro music provided by GarageBand.com which connected me with Joshua Christian’s “Chasing Hiro.‿
58:05 07/27/2006
016: chapters 47-49 - Pride and Prejudice
Chapters 47-49! Next week, I hope I can find my microphone...Well, it's August 3rd, and I'm on the road! Chicago, Sioux Falls, Deadwood and on to LOVELAND COLORADO--home of Interweave Press.Well, it's August 3rd, and I'm on the road! Chicago, Sioux Falls, Deadwood and on to LOVELAND COLORADO--home of Interweave Press...How do I love thee...let me count the ways.So the title of the podcast? Because my son is a questioner...well...so am I, so...apples/trees, you get the picture.I fully expect this road trip to be one of fun and learning. The country is so big and so wonderful...I feel an Emily-from-Our-Town-Moment coming on!If there is internet access and time, you'll hear some audio from the road. If not, you'll notice this post popping up, and a small-ish podcast appearing in your iTunes ontime.Why?Because I love you!
59:55 08/03/2006
017: chapters 50-52 - Pride and Prejudice
I'm relegated to podcasting from my local coffeehouse again, sorry about that. The ambient noise is MUCH worse than before as this joint has tile floors--a local hazzard. Apologies. I should have DSL at my Mom's house by tonight, but I wanted to get this posted before that. I'm already mighty late by previous East Coast standards.The trip, however, was successful, and we're all here safe and sound. Though, this morning's news filled me with dread as my darling husband has to fly back to New York saturday morning.World War IV, is what I'm hearing. WWIII was the Cold War, according to People I Trust.Sigh...Can't we all just get along?Even 'Liz and Darcy?This week, chapters 50-52! 
52:53 08/10/2006
018: chapters 53-55 - Pride and Prejudice
Today, aside from chapters 53-55, we talk about , my love of the word "," (isn't it great?!) and I finally take Amy up on her suggestion weeks and weeks ago!Namely: I just read and really dug , by Fiona Buckley. Actually, I didn't just read that. I read the first three books in the series.I also have finished the series by , but my books are in boxes so I can't read you any bits from that. However, if you love books, and have a wicked sense of humor, The Eyre Affair is for you!I'm thinking that instead of a poll, I just want everyone to look at the librivox.org cataloge and tell me what you like. I'll take the one with the most emails. I think I'll putter around with some of the short works first, just to give you some variety, then dive into another long book.Sound good?Email me your thoughts at MamaOKnits AT Gmail DOT com.As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by Annie Coleman. Intro music provided by GarageBand.com which connected me with Joshua Christian’s "Chasing Hiro."
64:44 08/17/2006
019: chapters 56-59 - Pride and Prejudice
Today, chapters 56-59; THE PAYOFF!
63:40 08/25/2006
020: end of Pride and Prejudice
Wrapping up
47:16 08/31/2006
21: Ironic Short Stories
The Lady or the Tiger The Story of an Hour War Prayer
48:15 09/07/2006
22: Bierce, Poe, and Poetry
Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Second Coming, The Cask of Amontillado
62:33 09/14/2006
23: Diamond Necklace +
Return of the Chicks? Well, sorta... 
62:02 09/21/2006
024: "The Yellow Wallpaper"
This week we listen to by and a little bit of by Norton Juster.Gillman (here she is) is a particular favorite of mine. She wrote Herland which I'm (slowly) reading for Librivox. Great little book!Juster is a freakin' genius. Really! I can't read nearly as much of his book as I'd like, but (here HE is) I will introduce you to this decidedly not just-for-children book.Thanks for your patience getting this 'cast out. Long week.Today, "The Yellow Wallpaper" was read by Justine Young, and "The Phantom Tollbooth" excerpt was read by Yours Truly. And, as always, our opening music was provided by Joshua Christian at Garageband.com, for which I am eternally grateful.
55:30 09/29/2006
25: Beauty and the Beast
Yeah, But it's a Dry Heat, Right? Don't try at home--eye-scraping dry eye! EW! This week! Beauty and the Beast. No, not this one Or this one This one! (sort of...) By the woman with the (that would be Jeanne Marie Le Prince de Beaumont). And, more on and Kohlberg...and . And, drum roll...the Faroese as it stands now... Soon, there will be an updated pic for that too. Thanks to Tina for reading this week and Joshua Christian who is my hero. The gorgeous Allison spindle from ! And an UPDATE on our ! Take a look at the GORGEOUS yarn Aimee in NJ has spun and dyed. These colors are amazing! And don't forget to visit beautiful Bisbeeland, Arizona! And an UPDATED update! (dateline--10/5/06). I finished the shawl. It was nothing but a pile of goo when I was done. Then I washed it and threaded my own do-it-yerself lace wire through it (18 guage picture wire) and WOW IS THAT SUCKER BIG!!! It's taking up the entire length of a twin-size bed. I'd seen other evidence of this on blogs, but to see it live and in person—it's a thing of beauty and a joy forever (or as long as it lasts, I guess...). Now if I can just dye it... If I can get my 6-year-old to hold the camera still enough I'll get a pic of it on. And an UPDATED update of my update (dateline 10-9-06): Thank you Heidi! How wonderful to get such an unexpected goodie box! I'm actually ditching my work today to read Spinning Designer Yarns while listening to "76 Trombones". You have no idea how much I needed that lift today. Thank you! Book talk begins at 15.08. Listen to 25 .
52:06 10/04/2006
26: Tarry With Me Awhile and Wait...
| New! | 1-206-350-1642—Call in and leave an audio comment! "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," part 1. Book talk begins at 15:20. Download 26 . | Shownotes | Learn the origins of the name "Tarrytown" as you listen to Geoffrey Crayon's . You should also check out Diedrich Knickerbocker's ! Meet my man (aka "Mr. Knickerbocker"...). And his spectacularly (self-)designed .   Someday, please plan to take advantage of the . Imagine yourself as part of  —which I had no time to talk about but will try to get to next week. And a little on the Mather Boys, and (who NAMES these people?!) and their attitudes towards .   Here's Cotton: "" by . Licensed under Public domain via . "Cotton Mather" by Peter Pelham, artist - http://www.columbia.edu/itc/law/witt/images/lect3/. . The DomiKNITtrix's spectacularly appropriate (which is free for a bit longer). A --NAYY but it looks nice! And a nice . They're gorgeous and there's something about not-quite-matched socks that appeals to the eccentric in me... "Mismatched with Care in Vermont" I love that. And once again Thank you Heidi for goodie box! My 2-1/2 year old must march every day to "76 Trombones". Thank you so much!
57:02 10/12/2006
027: An Itch You Just Can't Scratch
Sleepy Hollow, part 2!   The entire “Legend of Sleepy Hollow” has been re-recorded and remastered and, along with a few other Halloweenie kinds of stories, .   , and why I hate reserchers...well...not hate...but really strongly prefer the applied sciences... Allergic reaction to mosquito bites identified for first time—"skeeter syndrome"MILWAUKEE—Bug bites are a standard annoyance for those who spend time outside during the summer months. The consequence for most is uncomfortable swelling and itching at the site of the bite for a short period of time. However, young children, immune deficient persons and those previously unexposed to mosquitoes are at increased risk for a severe reaction to mosquito bites according to a study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Canadian researchers recently identified this reaction as "skeeter syndrome," defined as mosquito-bite induced large, local inflammatory reactions accompanied by fever.Large local reactions to mosquito bites are under diagnosed and sometimes assumed to be infectious in nature when in fact, they are the result of an allergic reaction. In this study, researchers studied five healthy children between the ages of two and four with no history of allergy to insect bites. Each had been diagnosed with cellulitis, a bacterial infection of the skin and tissue that is usually found on the face, neck or legs. The children developed extreme redness, swelling, warmth and inflammation within hours of a witnessed mosquito bite. Several months later the children were tested for allergy to mosquito. Blood tests confirmed that the children had been misdiagnosed: the symptoms they experienced were the result of an allergic reaction to a mosquito bite, not cellulitis.People with skeeter syndrome should minimize their exposure to mosquitoes to avoid experiencing an adverse reaction. It is important to increase the awareness of skeeter syndrome so those affected can avoid unnecessary diagnostic procedures and antibiotic treatments.[From: "Skeeter syndrome." J Allergy Clin Immunol 1999;104: 705-707.] The has my hat (I think)!Maybe I should engage in ?WEAVING!?!?! Tragic Crafting...   But more importantly: Why don't the folks on Survivor start studying THE SECOND they send their application in???   for those of us with less dough than fiber.     ! No, meet YOUR self. No really, meet...em...the food was great.   And, I promised you . So here: These Hessians.... not so much this one...   APOLOGIES! Dateline: Dallas, TX, 3:00am, Terminal C7, Samsung hospitality lounge. I flew to NYC to surprise my husband on our 10th Anniversary, and am currently stuck in D-FW airport (grrrrrrr) at 3AM. I was supposed to be home five hours ago. Don't get me started...just please know that your podcast page was supposed to be up a long while ago. The Libsyn page should have loaded though, on Thursday, and the rss feed should have dumped the 'cast onto iTunes. At least, that's what I set it up to do... I'll get the little GCast player up on this site ASAP.     Thank's for your patience! B   ook talk begins at 15:50. Listen to 27 .
51:38 10/19/2006
28 - Full Disclosure - CraftLit
Sleepy Hollow, part 3!   Apologies! The original audio to this show was recorded—I believe—as my mic was dying. I've tried to remaster the hiss out, but couldn't get it all. However, the entire "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" has been re-recorded and remastered and, along with a few other Halloweenie kinds of stories, . I think I promised you pics of a skull jacket that I knit. I forgot to mention that my 17 hour sojurn did give me the time to finish the baby hoodie. The carpet under the jacket, just so you know, is the floor of the Samsung Comfort Room at the Dallas-Ft. Worth Airport. Very comforting, no? 'Nuff said. Here's the back: Here's the front: Ain't that grand?   Next week, SOAR audio (if there's a high-speed port) and after that, HENRY JAMES! The time has finally come!   Book talk begins at 22:20. Listen to 28 .
56:35 10/26/2006
29: Bonus Episode - SOAR
Some good blogs to check out (from SOAR attendees: , , and , oh, and ...I think you know her); a really cool listener's site (Spinneret) regarding ; some pics (scroll down) and some detritus that I need to get out to you (below). A . Heal the world through cooling! and a nice (just in cast you thought they didn't exist!)... The ! How cool ! And some stuff I found but didn't have time to talk about b/c I blathered too much: The sounds of (good) music can be found at In need of Knickers? with next year's (number three). Awesome . Which I needed. Sadly. You can see the .
43:37 11/04/2006
30: Ch 1 Turn of the Screw
Cool things to check out: not to be believed (Thank you !), Check out 's site and then check into ! It's not too late! Then there's (One World, One Cloth), and I ran out of time to talk about from . I'll never do to you. Here's Henry, by the way: By Unknown photographer - taken from the frontispiece of Short Story Classics (American) Volume Three, edited by William Patten, copyright 1905, printed by P.F. Collier & Son. Photographer unknown. Scanned by English Wikipedian, ., Public Domain, I think you'll need this over the next few weeks.: Character List Anonymous Narrator Probably represents Henry James. (Diagetic Level 1) Douglas The one in possession of the Governess' manuscript. He may have been in love with her. (Diagetic Level 2) The Governess The protagonist--twenty-year-old governess of Flora and Miles at the country estate of Bly. (Diagetic Level 3) Mrs. Grose A servant at Bly; illiterate, respectful. Miles A ten-year-old boy; charming, well-behaved, and very attractive. Flora An eight-year-old girl; beautiful and well mannered. The Children’s Uncle The governess's employer; good looking, but aloof with odd requirements for the job... Peter Quint A former valet at Bly; "infamous" throughout the area of Bly. Miss Jessel The governess's predecessor; a lady, young and beautiful, but "infamous," apparently had an inappropriate relationship with Quint. May thanks to for her SEXY reading of Henry James' Turn of the Screw. If you check out her site, you'll see why she's so good... except for that blasted microphone...
64:51 11/14/2006