12 December 2009

too cold to be outside

Here on Long Island, it's utterly freezing, way too cold to be outside. Today, let's brew up some Yorkshire Gold tea and visit a few of my favourite bookish blogs.

Book-Wyrm-Knits, is where Nicole reviews books, writes about writing, knits, and shows pictures of her very adorable kittehs.

What you think on grows , writes meditations that flow from the daily, and the really gorgeous she just finished knitting.

Melanie, The Indextrious Reader, is a fellow librarian who writes about books books books with gusto, intelligence, and an energetic love of reading.

dovegreyreaderscribbles writes (does not scribble!) and leads her readers to gems by Anne Bronte, Susan Hill, Sarah Waters, and (darn her!) books that US Amazon won't have for months.

The Overdecorated Bookcase, is Inkslinger's repository of insatiable bookishness and reviews, and whose taste in music is eerily near my own. (Rodrigo's guitar concerto, Bach cello suites, Dvorak, and Glenn Gould playing Brahms. I'm there, dude.)

Daphne's Somewhere I have never traveled includes photos of chickpea cutlets and insane gingerbread cookies, invitations to begin to read the Fingersmith books -- and a spot-on rant about The Holidays that I wish I had written. (Brava!)

If you visit these bookwomen, tell them teabird sent you!

** A special thank-you to Carrie of
Nomadreader, my secret pal in the Book Blogger Holiday Swap. She chose April & Oliver by Tess Callahan for me, a fabulous choice, worthy of the to-be librarian she is! She also sent the softest bamboo yarn and bamboo needles. Thank you, Carrie!


Daphne said...

Thanks for mentioning me! I can't wait to read this other blogs!

Dreamybee said...

Is that a...duck...house? If so, that is awesome! If not, well, I'm going to pretend that it is anyway because it will make me giggle throughout the day. Thanks for the smile!

KSD said...

And the duck is for. . . ?

nomadreader said...

Just what I need: more good book blogs! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your Secret Santa present. I hope you enjoy the book and whatever comes of the bamboo yarn!

Nicole said...

Thanks for the mention, and the rec's! I'll have to swing by and visit some fellow bookworms.

But now you must explain the duck.

Melanie said...

I agree, what is with the duck? It is very entertaining to gaze at, even without further explanation ;)

Thanks for the mention, and I think that some Yorkshire Gold and a tour of these new to me bloggers is just the thing for this day off.