Friday, April 21, 2006

Aren't Libraries the Coolest???

Okay, I'm mondo-biased, having been employed (and hopefully will be again after Tuesday's "2nd round"--yes I'm still in the game, fingers still crossed) in a Library or seven.

It's not quite as fun as getting the books delivered right to you cuz you just happen to be on shift that day, then it feels like someone's giving you an unexpected gift. I love presents. Thanks to the Seattle Public Library as well as the King County Libraries I'm finally able to peruse a book that has NOT been on-shelf at ANY of the bookstores I've been haunting: Knitting on the Road by Nancy Bush.

I'm like the 80th on hold for: Knitting Vintage Socks, and Simple Socks Plain and Fancy...ummm notice a trend here?

Of course, knitting books aren't all I'm reading, really! I have two huge volumes of the selected short stories and novels of Eric Frank Russell to fulfill my sci-fi needs. This guy is great, left this world back in 1978 and his stories tend to fall into that "real" fiction that revolves around science and stuff. Sure, there are laser beams, hello, this is sci-fi, but it's of the Joseph Campbell era. Umm, yea, yet another name familiar to everyone, eh?

Joseph Campbell wrote the story "Who Goes There." This is only relevant to me because it was the basis for my Senior Thesis in College. I titled it something like: "It's Not Paranoia If They Really Are Out To Get You: Hysteria and Paranoia in Joseph Campbell's 'Who Goes There'." Only at UCSC could I get away with such shenanigans. I should know, as being a grad student at Stanford was rather sobering. I'd have gone mad if I'd not been able to play with my senior thesis the way Earl Jackson let me. It's no wonder to me when kids in more stuffy schools are driven to acts of extremity.

Woo Hoo! Tangent Queen strikes again!

Anyhow, I've got some reading to do. I've a finished object to show off, but it's dry/blocking right now, maybe a picture later this weekend.

1 comment:

jillian said...

I'll keep fingers crossed for you!! Toes too, if I can manage it!

Can't wait to see your FO!