Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Books, lots and lots of books!

Chris is out of town on a business trip, which means that I'm spending a lot of time reading. Not only do I have three novels to work my way through (I suspect I'll only get through 2), but a great big stack of books just arrived from the Interweave Hurt Book Sale. If you're a beader or other crafter, you may want to check out the sale. Books are marked down as much as 75%, and for supposedly being "hurt" the ones that I ordered are in better shape than the ones on the shelf at Barnes and Noble.

I got a little greedy with the sale and ordered nine books. It's going to take me a while to get through all of them. I have:

200 Braids to Twist, Knot, Loop or Weave
Beading with Peyote Stitch
Bead Romantique
100 Beaded Jewelry Designs
Fabulous Fabric Beads
Create Jewelry Stones
Create Jewelry Glass
Create Jewelry Pearls
Create Jewelry Crystals

I'll post reviews as I make my way through the stack, reading and perhaps trying out a project or two.

In the meantime, I'm reading Mainspring by Jay Lake, and I think it's time that I crash out on the couch with the puppies and find out what happens next!

Oh yes, before I go, Unlock My Secrets is today's Daily Special!


  1. Wow, lots of jewelry books! I have some of Jay's books, but haven't read any. I have loooooong to-read piles.

  2. I just finished Mainspring 10 minutes ago. It was pretty interesting -- not sure if I'll review it on my blog or save it for CT.

  3. Oh wow, talk about sales! I'm going to have to look into those!

  4. Meri, you really should! They have all sorts of crafts books, lots of crochet and knitting and weaving and embroidery as well as the bead and jewelry books :)

  5. Ooo, I'm loving the crochet with wire book they have! I've been meaning to learn how to do that. :D Oh man, now I need to keep the books down to about two since I'm rather poor, but I like so many!