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Circular Logic - ". . . It's got Electrolytes..."


Brawndo ads -- absolutely ridiculous advertising examples - the first one on the right relates to the above (some cursing)

St Crispin take 1

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Aristotle links, links, links, links, and links.

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Late Arrival: blog post on depression from a listener (especially helpful if you have a friend who wrestles with this issue).

Midnight is a Place

Bleak House ending next week.
Bundles 1–4 will soon be a complete book of five bundles!

Sense & Sensibility: A BabyLit Opposites Primer: Children's Book, Bedtime Stories, Picture Book

Phineas and Ferb

Manchester Mills—courtesy of Phyllis
Gaskell House Tour

Tricoteuses-courtesy of Kathleen, found in "The First World War and Knitting" by K.L. Bevan in the 8/2014 Rowan digital magazine.
Tale of Two Cities audiobook-with-benefits

Perception of Language — Rhythmic Essay -courtesy of JannaLee

You Wouldn't Want to Be a Victorian Mill Worker!: A Grueling Job You'd Rather Not Have

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The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester has a Manchester Mills demonstration. Twice daily a tour guide fires up the machines and explains how they work.
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Armley Mills link—It was, at one point, the largest woolen mill in the world and they still have working spinning machinery which they run from time to time — courtesy of Maia

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To help her out, CraftLit, Vanessa at Survival Organs, and the MamaO Knits Too Much site are helping Nanette raffle off eight Lots of books-and-bags to raise money for a (surprise!!! and) suddenly necessary move.

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Wrap Style (Style series)
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Tuesday—June 24, 2014

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Designing Knitwear
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The Knitter's Life List: To Do, To Know, To Explore, To Make
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Knitting in America: Patterns, Profiles, & Stories of America's Leading Artisans

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Sock Innovation: Knitting Techniques and Patterns for One-of-a-kind Socks
Knitting on the Road
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Bags That Rock: Knitting on the Road with Kelley Deal

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We are reading Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, chapter 15, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 27:30 minutes.

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We are reading Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, chapters 11–12, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 16:30 (or 26, if you prefer ONLY only book talk) minutes.

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We are reading Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, chapters 9−10, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 13:30 minutes.

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We are reading Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, chapter 8, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 16 minutes. The first N&S episode is 331.

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We are reading Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, chapters 6–7, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 16 minutes. The first N&S episode is 331.

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We are reading Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, chapter 5, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 16:20 minutes. The first N&S episode is 331.

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We are reading Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, chapter 4, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 12 minutes. The first N&S episode is 331.

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With apologies to John Jakes, we are reading Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, chapters 2–3, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 15 minutes.

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331--Sorry Mister Jakes! With apologies to John Jakes, we are reading Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, chapter 1, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 16 minutes.

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Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, Book 2, chapter 34, with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne. Book talk begins right away.

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Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, Book 2, chapters 32-33, with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne. Book talk begins right away.

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328--Hurry! Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, Book 2, chapters 30-31, with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne. Book talk begins at 5:45min.

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Dickens of a ChistmasI added some audio to the Dickens of a Christmas Blog Hop a couple of years ago. Those general podcasts are linked to below via their shownotes.

There are video versions (where you can see the artwork from the original Dickens) and audio-only versions as well on those pages.

If you've never heard the original story it's not long and well worth a listen. Much of it is familiar from the movies and plays, but the bits that don't often get done are lovely, too.

Just more bookish than theatrical.

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Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, Book 2, chapters 27-29, with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne. Book talk begins at 5:20min.

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Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, Book 2, chapter 26, with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne. Book talk begins at 15min.

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Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, Book 2, chapter 25, with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne.

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Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, Book 2, chapter 24, with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne.

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Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, Book 2, chapter 23, with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne.

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Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, Book 2, chapter 22, with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne.

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BONUS EPISODE-"Masque of the Red Death", because... tis the season! And because Jon Scholes ROCKS!

So, to celebrate, I thought I should give you easy links to some other seasonal audio:

And while I can't knit right now, if you can or want to, you should check out Meg's latest Grounded sock—Jenn's Subtle Majicks.

UPDATE: I had this all set to go out automatically, but I know word has been spreading on the interwebs and my radio silence while taking an hour nap this morning incited panic on Facebook.
The upshot: I'm fine.
I'm typing slowly with one hand b/c my left arm is useless, probably for two or three more days. After getting the flu and then pneumonia last winter, I got flu and pneumonia shots Tuesday morning... in the same arm. This is evidently not something my body liked and it has rebelled.
Ungodly pain hits when I move my left arm. But I've currently got it pinned to me, Napoleon-like, and good doctor drugs let me get some rest.
So.
The other epic fail was getting the Grounded audiobook up this week. Computers conspired as did health, so... next week!
Enjoy the podcast, I'll be fine, and things will return to normal (giggle::snort) next week.

Music by David Beard, “Restless Spirits

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Grounded

NEWSFLASH: Not only lovely Amazon reviews but now the Goodreads Ravelry Group book for November! I am so, so overwhelmed and excited to know that you like Rosie as much as I do.

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Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, Book 2, chapter 20, with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne.

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Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, Book 2, chapter 19, with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne.

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Grounded is out!!!

And getting some very nice reviews which I've been trying to keep up with on the website. (@53 min on Geeky Girls video podcast and at Amazon)

RosieFirestarter-coverFind out about the new sock patterns based on characters from the book, our KALs, and how you can share your desgins based on the book at the new site. Our first sock pattern went out to pre-orders but is available for you to buy now on Ravlery.
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Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, chapter 18, with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne.

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Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, chapter 17, with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne.

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  • Susan said about St Augustine:
    This evening as I was going to a class at Flagler College I was listening to the episode where St Augustine is first mentioned. The College is in the old Hotel Ponce de Leon, built by industrialist Henry Flagler in the 1880's. It was designed by Carrere and Hastings, who also built the NYC Public Library. The college is celebrating the 125th anniversary of the building this year. For a time it was the nicest hotel in the world, with many original Tiffany windows (that are still there), beautiful architecture and even electricity with wiring put in by Edison. It was The Place to go in winter. It's a pretty amazing building. There is a student run tour twice a day, and it's very popular. It was definitely for the upper classes only. Flagler built another hotel across the street, but it was not quite as nice although It did have a casino and the world's largest indoor swimming pool.
    The Hotel is built on land my ancestors farmed in the 18th century. Later, one of my great great grandfathers was a hunting and fishing guide for Henry Flagler and his guests. Hmm, I probably should have read this book a while back, huh? (Heather's Note: I love these brushes with greatness we get! More proof y'all are the best!)
    Later, Flagler moved further south, building the railroad that ended in Key West. After he died he was buried in the mausoleum of a church he built here, right near the hotel. In fact, I parked in front of it tonight! His first wife, as well as his daughter and granchild are buried there.
    I will attach a couple of pictures, from postcards, that you will find interesting. (I have these cards in my postcard stash. I'm a Postcrosser,) They are fairly self-explanatory. The modern photo shows the dome of the church Henry Flagler is buried in. It's Memorial Presbyterian, although my friend insists on calling it the Presbyterian Mosque. It's pretty elaborate.
    The hotel became a college in the 1968. The college is small, but highly rated.
    (Also, on another note, coquina is pronounced Ko-keen-a, not Ko-queen-a. It's a Spanish word, so a lot of people make that mistake. I can't remember which episode this came up in. Before Age of Innocence, though.)
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Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, chapter 16 , with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne.

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Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, chapter 15 , with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne.

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Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, chapter 14, with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne.

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Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, chapter 12, with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne.

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Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, chapter 11, with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne.

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Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, chapters 3–4, with many thanks to our reader, Brenda Dayne.

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Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, chapters 1–2.

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It occured to me that you haven't a clue what beauty awaits you in "The Canterville Ghost"!

This was subscriber-only audio which now lives in the Shoppe. It's such a hidden gem of Oscar Wilde's I started to feel bad that more of you didn't know how fantastic is is.

So.

Here!

This is most of the first bit. There are three parts which make up the whole book. If you want it, you can get it here.

The Age of Innocence starts June 28, 2013.

In my effort to be more efficient, I've also created two email lists:

Hope that's good and useful for y'all!

See you in two weeks!

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Just in case you wondered what the heck was up with Bleak House on the subscriber feed (and why ANYone would want to listen to something called Bleak anything) I thought you might enjoy a sneak peek. (Details on Streaming Subscriber option; details on Download-only Subscriber option)

This is a sneak peek of chapter 1.

And in case you were wondering what the EeBooks are, this is a link to the start of the Enhanced eBook of Bleak House Chapter 1 as a ClassLit-BleakHouse PDF. We're still working on getting an ePub for iOS version and a Kindle version (formatting for these platforms is REALLY weird and wonky—but we're close). The EeBooks link out to the CraftLit and JtB audio as well as helpful contextual links from the book text itself.

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Still a few spaces left for Hanging Out online in a face-to-face book group chat about Jane Eyre! 8:30am EDT, 1:30pm EDT, and 9:30pm EDT are the times on Wednesday June 5 (which gets almost every timezone at something like a convenient hour).

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Quickie update while I'm prepping the Bleak House sneak peek for y'all (and the first full Bleak House for the Subscribers):

  1. Hangout with me, June 5th, Wednesday—We had so much fun, I've got one for [nearly] every timezone and more goodies for participants! I can't wait to SEE you!!!! Squeee!
  2. Want to test/sample knit some socks with free yarn (and keep the sox after photos)? Let me know!
  3. Don't forget to tell me why you want Hunter's 2nd Curiosity Cabinet book in the May 2013 comments!
  4. Any ideas for centerpiece decorations for 12 year old boy party?! EEK!

Look for a Bleak House sneak peak next week! Subscribers, look for Chaucer this weekend and your full Bleak House kickoff next weekend!

Age of Innocence begins here at the end of June!

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Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, chapters 37 & 38.
Our reader, Elizabeth Klett has rocked Jane Eyre for us!

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Heather is hosting an hour-long online, face-to-face book group where we can chat about the end of Jane Eyre!
Where: Google Hangout, May 26, 2013 9:30pm EDT
How: Learn more at craftlit.com
Bonus: You'll get a copy of the new Enhanced Jane Eyre eBook as part of your attendance fee! 

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  • The BBC recreated the Netherfield Ball for the 500th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice (YouTube video).
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Learn more about how to hang out FACE TO FACE with me this Sunday night 5/26 so we can have a REAL book chat--where I can hear you!

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Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, chapter 36.
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Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, chapter 35.
Our reader, Elizabeth Klett continues to rock Jane Eyre for us!

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  • This week I interview Franklin Habit. He has a new Craftsy course, Heirloom Lace Edgings, and if you sign up through this special link you could win a spot in his (or any other) course!
  • kClub is a new unique club that brings together designers, fiber artists, and you taking advantage of advances in technology to provide an interactive experience before only possible in person. It includes unique designs created exclusively for the club, KALs, Special Events, and deep-dive knitCompanion sessions. Membership is $59 and it runs April-March. It is open to anyone, knitCompanion is not required in order to enjoy many of the features and special events. If you do have kC, there is extended seminar training on using knitCompanion for the Spotlights as well as specialized kC University classes.
  • Laura Ricketts, What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? designer, released an adult-sized (xs-3x!) version of her Comfort of a Friend Shawl as a thank-you gift for those who pre-ordered. It's now available to purchase (it's related to but not IN the book). While the knit-a-long started April 16th, please feel free to join in! Promise... I'm still on my beginning ribbing...
  • The second volume of the What Would Madame Defarge Knit?® series, What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?, is now available! The print edition should be back from the printer soon. Please order your copy today! You can also join the mailing list to receive news about upcoming books in this series. Preview the patterns on the website or at Ravelry.

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Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, chapter 34.
Our reader, Elizabeth Klett continues to rock Jane Eyre for us!

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Thank you:

A shocking number of you committed time, effort, and gorgeous (sometimes handspun) yarn to make this unbelievable quilt for me. I can't actually get a camera far enough away from it to take a picture, so Penny and I pieced this montage together for all to see. I don't have names attached to some of the blocks, so please claim your blocks. I want to thank you!

And super huge thanks to Tara Wurster who spearheaded and arranged this whole thing. It is a thing of beauty and I am so thankful I have all of YOU in my life.

(You can see more photos of the blanket on the facebook album page.)

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  • Next week I will post my interview Franklin Habit. He has a new Craftsy course, Heirloom Lace Edgings, and if you sign up through this special link you could win a spot in his (or any other) course! (Yes I said the same about the interview last week, but this week's chapter is a long one. Sorry!)
  • kClub is a new unique club that brings together designers, fiber artists, and you taking advantage of advances in technology to provide an interactive experience before only possible in person. It includes unique designs created exclusively for the club, KALs, Special Events, and deep-dive knitCompanion sessions. Membership is $59 and it runs April-March. It is open to anyone, knitCompanion is not required in order to enjoy many of the features and special events. If you do have kC, there is extended seminar training on using knitCompanion for the Spotlights as well as specialized kC University classes.
  • Laura Ricketts, What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? designer, released an adult-sized (xs-3x!) version of her Comfort of a Friend Shawl as a thank-you gift for those who pre-ordered. It's now available to purchase (it's related to but not IN the book). While the knit-a-long started April 16th, please feel free to join in! Promise... I'm still on my beginning ribbing...
  • The second volume of the What Would Madame Defarge Knit?® series, What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?, is now available! The print edition should be back from the printer soon. Please order your copy today! You can also join the mailing list to receive news about upcoming books in this series. Preview the patterns on the website or at Ravelry.

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The Big Three-oh-oh!

Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, chapter 33.
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  • kClub is a new unique club that brings together designers, fiber artists, and you taking advantage of advances in technology to provide an interactive experience before only possible in person. It includes unique designs created exclusively for the club, KALs, Special Events, and deep-dive knitCompanion sessions. Membership is $59 and it runs April-March. It is open to anyone, knitCompanion is not required in order to enjoy many of the features and special events. If you do have kC, there is extended seminar training on using knitCompanion for the Spotlights as well as specialized kC University classes.
  • New Patterns from CraftLit listeners and designers:
    • Erica Hernandez (of many WWMDfK? patterns fame) just released a reusable grocery bag pattern. It holds quite a bit! The bag ban grocery bag is only $5 and available at Ravelry (no account required, though is helpful).
    • Christine Guest (of Tin of Tans fame) just released a new pattern in support of her local public library. A whopping $4.50 from every $5 sale will be donated to the Friends of the Attleboro Public Library. They buy the museum passes, extra books and fund programs for the children's room. Why? In Christine's words, "As a homeschool Mom, I use the library VERY heavily, so I want to keep it strong and well funded." Learn more about this pattern at Chistine's site of musings on homeschooling, Our Curious Home. A crochet version is in the works (ooh! Just released, actually!!!)! It's available for purchase and download at both Ravelry and Craftsy.
    • Brenda Dayne has a Knitty surprise that takes advantage of the beautiful gradiance of The Unique Sheep Luxe! Now in a minute Shawl
  • Laura Ricketts, What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? designer, released an adult-sized (xs-3x!) version of her Comfort of a Friend Shawl as a thank-you gift for those who pre-ordered. It's now available to purchase (it's not included in the book). While the knit-a-long started April 16th, please feel free to join in! Promise... I'm still starting my ribbing...
  • The second volume of the What Would Madame Defarge Knit?® series, What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?, is now available! The print edition should be back from the printer soon. Please order your copy today! You can also join the mailing list to receive news about upcoming books in this series. Preview the patterns on the website or at Ravelry.

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  • Game Theory: Jane Austen Had It First — Jane Austen was a seminal thinker in the as-yet-unnamed science of game theory, the author Michael Chwe maintains in his new book.(via listener Sarah)

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Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, chapter 32.
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Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, chapters 30-31.
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Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, Chapters 29.
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Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, Chapters 28.
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  • The shop has been receiving some much needed attention and we are now able to offer downloads of the books—audiobooks with benefits. If you are looking for a book from Craftlit that we did years ago, please hang in there. We're reprocessing for better audio and cutting some of the extra stuff so it's a nice streamlined download. As those are ready we'll add them to the shop. Wuthering Heights and Canterville Ghost originally available free to premium subscribers are now available for purchase. Cool for Cats is also available.
  • If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can read all about the new interface here and discover the simplicity of listening to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android for free. Now playing... The Great Gatsby in our new "Just the Benefits" format! 
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Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, Chapters 27.
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  • The shop is now able to offer downloads of the books -- audiobooks with benefits. If you are looking for a book from Craftlit that we did years ago, please hang in there. We're reprocessing for better audio and cutting some of the extra stuff so it's a nice streamlined download. As those are ready we'll add them to the shop. Canterville Ghost and Alice in Wonderland originally available free to premium subscribers are now available for purchase. Cool for Cats is also available for purchase.
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Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, Chapter 26.
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  • The shop is now able to offer downloads of the books -- audiobooks with benefits. If you are looking for a book from Craftlit that we did years ago, please hang in there. We're reprocessing for better audio and cutting some of the extra stuff so it's a nice streamlined download. As those are ready we'll add them to the shop. Canterville Ghost and Alice in Wonderland originally available free to premium subscribers are now available for purchase. Cool for Cats is also available for purchase.
  • If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can read all about the new interface here and discover the simplicity of listening to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android for free. Now playing... The Great Gatsby! More options on the way for those of you without US credit cards, without a credit card at all, and for those of you who simply prefer to stay off the grid and use checks. More as soon as it's set up!
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Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, Chapters 25.
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  • The shop is now able to offer downloads of the books -- audiobooks with benefits. If you are looking for a book from Craftlit that we did years ago, please hang in there. We're reprocessing for better audio and cutting some of the extra stuff so it's a nice streamlined download. As those are ready we'll add them to the shop. Canterville Ghost and Alice in Wonderland originally available free to premium subscribers are now available for purchase. Cool for Cats is also available for purchase.
  • If you want to subscribe to support the show, you can read all about the new interface here and discover the simplicity of listening to CraftLit on-the-go on your iPhone/iTouch/Android for free. Now playing... The Great Gatsby! More options on the way for those of you without US credit cards, without a credit card at all, and for those of you who simply prefer to stay off the grid and use checks. More as soon as it's set up!
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Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, Chapters 24.
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  • Some basics on the Jewish holiday of Purim and the whole megillah.
  • Thank you to everyone who signed the petition to request modernization of the VA Claims process. It's now findable on the website, not just through the special link, and signatures will be collected through March 13, 2013. Thank you.
  • The shop has received some much needed attention and we are now able to offer downloads of the books -- audiobooks with benefits. More payment options beyond paypal will be available very soon. If you are looking for a book from Craftlit that we did years ago, please hang in there. We're reprocessing for better audio and cutting some of the extra stuff so it's a nice streamlined download. As those are ready we'll add them to the shop. Wuthering Heights and Canterville Ghost originally available free to premium subscribers are now available for purchase. Cool for Cats is also available for purchase.
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Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, Chapters 22 and 23.
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Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, Chapter 21.
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Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, Chapter 20.
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Fun fact: We believe that most films have not filmed Chapters 19 or 20. Check out Episode's 288's comments for a link to a youtube video where they got Blanche right.

Smelling salts, aka volatile salts, when used, release ammonia gas gas that triggers an inhalation reflex causing you to breathe deeply and increase heart rate, blood pressure, and brain activity.

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Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, Chapters 18–19.
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Category:Brontë -- posted at: 2:27 PM
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Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, Chapter 17.
Our reader, Elizabeth Klett continues to rock Jane Eyre for us!

You can take a look at how good, old school
muslin fabric looks, take a gander at the
jane austen museum that had the cool dress, read up on the
corsair/pirate coolness or get some more dirt on
Bothwell
(I'd say "poor guy" but I don't think he was...)

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Some Shakespeare fun: a youtube video, Horrible Histories - The Wives of Henry VIII (Terrible Tudors), and a Sonnet by Thing 2. Need more Shakespeare? Visit ChopBard the cure for boring Shakespeare.

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For you!

A real Victorian Scholar!

Less Charlotte Brontë and more Elizabeth Gaskell (I see more of her in our future) and general Victorian info, I still think you'll enjoy the convo with Larry Uffelman. Some light listening for your weekend errand running.

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Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, Chapter 16.
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These Zentangle Carafes are such a brilliant idea!

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Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, Chapter 15.
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Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, Chapter 14.
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Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, Chapter 13.
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My son says I'm Pneumophobic because pneumo means air and my lungs are avoiding air right now. I'm improving, slowly.

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Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, Chapter 12.

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Heather is still flu-bound.

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This set of shownotes, such as they are, cover bonus episodes for A Christmas Carol as run in December 2012. This is a rerun of episodes 189-191, run in November 2010. We are adding them to the feed now for your holiday enjoyment.

A Christmas Carol-in prose, being a ghost story of Christmas by Charles Dickens

Project Gutenberg text (The original manuscript)

narrated by Glen Halstrom for Librivox

The compendium of useful links by David A. Perdue.

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This set of shownotes, such as they are, cover bonus episodes for A Christmas Carol as run in December 2012. This is a rerun of episodes 189-191, run in November 2010. We are adding them to the feed now for your holiday enjoyment.

A Christmas Carol-in prose, being a ghost story of Christmas by Charles Dickens

Project Gutenberg text (The original manuscript)

narrated by Glen Halstrom for Librivox

The compendium of useful links by David A. Perdue.

While I also spoke of the various file formats, this time we are just sending you the regular old audio file that can be played on any computer or mp3 player and which will come through the feed just like always. Please check out the show notes for the original episodes to view the video podcasts.

Direct download: Bonus_02-A_Christmas_Carol.mp3
Category:short stories -- posted at: 1:45 AM
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This set of shownotes, such as they are, cover bonus episodes for A Christmas Carol as run in December 2012. This is a rerun of episodes 189-191, from November 2010. We are adding them to the feed now for your holiday enjoyment.

A Christmas Carol-in prose, being a ghost story of Christmas by Charles Dickens

Project Gutenberg text (The original manuscript)

narrated by Glen Halstrom for Librivox

The compendium of useful links by David A. Perdue.

While I also spoke of the various file formats, this time we are just sending you the regular old audio file that can be played on any computer or mp3 player and which will come through the feed just like always. Please check out the show notes for the original episodes to view the video podcasts.

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Do you remember that poem?

A flea and a fly in a flue

Were imprisoned, so what could they do?

Said the flea, "let us fly."

Said the fly, "let us flee."

So they few threough a flaw in the flue.

Has nothing to do with anything except that I have the flu.

And am miserable.

And am VERY glad I pre-recorded the book chat.

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