The Crafty Reader
“I believe that it is in our interest as individuals to become crafty readers, and in the interest of the nation to educate citizens in the craft of reading. The craft, not the art. . . . This book is about that craft.”—from the Introduction This latest book from the well-known literary critic Robert Scholes presents his thoughtful exploration of the craft of reading. He deals with reading not as an art or performance given by a virtuoso reader, but as a craft that can be studied, taught, and learned. Those who master the craft of reading, Scholes contends, will justifiably take responsibility for the readings they produce and the texts they choose to read. Scholes begins with a critique of the New Critical way of reading (“bad for poets and poetry and really terrible for students and teachers of poetry”), using examples of poems by various writers, in particular Edna St. Vincent Millay. He concludes with a consideration of the strengths and weaknesses of the fundamentalist way of reading texts regarded as sacred. To explain and clarify the approach of the crafty reader, the author analyzes a wide-ranging selection of texts by figures at the margins of the literary and cultural canon, including Norman Rockwell, Anaïs Nin, Dashiell Hammett, and J. K. Rowling. Throughout his discussion Scholes emphasizes how concepts of genre affect the reading process and how they may work to exclude certain texts from the cultural canon and curriculum.
Guide to the highly popular Yixing style of Chinese pottery
Todd and Nick are alive and on the run in the Yellowknife Protectorate, but they should have known it was too good to be true.
Fanciful Felties from MummySam
You'll love these charming felt softies with European flair. Make your own story with uptown sophisticates or down country folks. Add a brownstone, a cottage, or even a double-decker bus and a London phone booth to give your little people plenty of places to go and things to do!
The Celtic Ring
On a dark night in the Danish harbour of Dragor, Ulf is handed a logbook by a lone sailor who then disappears. The bizarre events recorded in the log lead to a harrowing winter crossing of the North Sea.
What Is That Said the Cat
An assortment of animals tries different ways to get a big box open, only to be VERY surprised by what is inside.
London Stitch and Knit
London Stitch and Knit: A Craft Lover?s Guide to London?s Fabric, Knitting and Haberdashery Shops presents a brilliantly designed guide to London?s best fabric, knitting and haberdashery shops. With a design aesthetic to inspire any craft lover, London Stitch and Knit seamlessly documents the city?s best to provide a comprehensive guide that encompasses the handmade and the vintage whilst illustrating the delightful microcosm of London?s craft scene. Freelance writer and photographer Leigh Metcalf discovers the hidden gems in London?s ever-growing craft community, promoting independent shops as well as craftspeople and their work. Ever since she arrived in London from the US, she has made it her mission to discover the best places for haberdashery supplies. Drawing on her experience from the last five years, Leigh combines well-informed narrative, illustrations and a beautiful, layered design, to discover the history and operations of approximately 50 shops?divided by London territories. Metcalf graduated from Georgia State University with a BA in English Literature and formerly worked as an Assistant Director of Admissions at the Art Institute of Atlanta. Her freelance career has seen articles published for magazines such as Mollie Makes and Pretty Nostalgic. London Stitch and Knit is born of Metcalf?s successful blog (http://foundnowhome.blogspot.co.uk/), described by Lauren Smith, Creative Director of Pop-Up Magazine as ?one of only a handful of blogs that I even bother reading anymore?.
Best of Fons Porter
A collection of patchwork quilt patterns incorporate such patriotic themes as stars and stripes, eagles, flags, and the colors red, white, and blue.
The DIY Couture collection features 10 stylish, easy to make pieces of clothing that can be endlessly reinvented in different fabrics, textures, and colors. Anyone who enjoys sewing and creating something unique will love using this book to make their own couture wardrobe. With simple, visual instructions and cool styling, DIY Couture will inspire people to join the handmade revolution. Where eco-fashion meets street style, this is the antithesis of fast-fashion. Absolutely no patterns required!
363 Days of Tea
363 Days of Tea is a coffee table book by Ruby Silvious. Follow the artist's 363-day journey as she creates miniature paintings using repurposed tea bags as her canvas.