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Thoughts on Books: The White Road: Journey Into an Obsession

The White Road: Journey Into an Obsession, by Edmund de Waal, London, Chatto & Windus. “Other things in the world are white but for me porcelain comes first,” Edmund de Waal notes in The White Road. He also states: “White is also my story. From my very first pot.”A potter and a writer, follows the… Continue reading Thoughts on Books: The White Road: Journey Into an Obsession

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Thoughts on Books: The Myth & Magic of Embroidery

The Myth and Magic of Embroidery by Helen M. Stevens The Myth & Magic of Embroidery by Helen M. Stevens “From ancient times, embroidery and other textile arts have been associated with myths and legends, fables and fairy tales, high drama and folklore, from Ancient Greece to modern Europe. This book explores the use of… Continue reading Thoughts on Books: The Myth & Magic of Embroidery

Article · Book review · Worldbuilding · Writing

Worldbuilding Wednesday: Worldbuilding From Small Towns to Entire Universes

Worldbuilding: From Small Towns to Entire Universes (The Million Dollar Writing Series) by Kevin J. Anderson “International bestseller Anderson has created many extensive fictional universes, ranging from sweeping galactic empires to complex steampunk fantasies, to humorous monster-filled cities. He has become known for his skill in worldbuilding.” I bought this book as part of a… Continue reading Worldbuilding Wednesday: Worldbuilding From Small Towns to Entire Universes

Afrikaans · Article · Book review

Reading Update: Essays and Porcelain

To follow me on Goodreads, click here. Essays Uit die dagboek van ’n vrou, by Audrey Blignault, compiled by Marié Heese. Originally written for Sarie (one of the staple South African magazines), these essays by a beloved South African and Afrikaans author gives a view into a life filled with happiness and pain and all… Continue reading Reading Update: Essays and Porcelain