Where have I been?

I have been out and about.  I haven’t had the attention span for fiction in weeks.  So I’ve been reading non-fiction.  I recently finished Craft, Inc. by Meg Mateo Ilasco.  I’m reading The Subversive Stitch: Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine by Rozsika Parker.

I think to get me out of my refusing-to-read-fiction rut I need something familiar, but still new enough to maintain my interest.  I prescribe Piers Anthony: Vale of the Vole.  Just requested it from the library.

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  • Kimberly
  1. It’s not a light read, that’s for sure. It basically is all about how embroidery as art/craft has served both as a way for women to subvert norms/express themselves and at the same time it has kept them in their proscribed place. I’m not very far in, but mostly so far it’s been about how Victorian misconceptions about embroidery in the middle ages reinforced Victorian notions of femininity.

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