Blogging for Books!

So I came across a new blog last week, thanks to Ginny’s Yarn Along, and I’m kind of enamored with it. Kerry just seems really genuine! Also, she has some really cute blog ideas that I might have to copy… but that’s for another day.

Through Kerry My Heart, I also discovered Blogging for Books. Y’all. I am stupid excited about this. I’ve already been reading things and writing reviews on Goodreads for awhile, and now someone is going to send me books to read & review, for free!? Sign me up! (That’s exactly what I did, actually. I signed up.) My first book just got here (it took about a week), and it’s a dystopian novel. They’ve got a good amount of fiction to choose from, but they’ve also got non-fiction, cookbooks, and crafty books too! No crochet books available this time around, but I’ve got my fingers crossed.


Y’all will definitely be hearing more about this, since I’ll be blogging about / reviewing all the things I read courtesy of BfB.

Various and Sundry.

Some logistics come along with sorting out a “new” website, and I’ll continue to be working out these details and adding bits in the coming weeks. (This would include sorting out the categories & maybe archives and adding an About page… and who knows what else.) If you followed me from my Tumblr, I’d also like to work on adding old blog posts from the past, so they all live in the same place. I don’t know if I’ll have the patience to move all the GMM posts, but I definitely want to move the Yarn Along & other crafty posts, concert playlists, and stuff like that. So be on the lookout!

A Re-introduction.

Since I’m finally making the move to separate my Tumblr from my domain, and work to develop what lives on my domain as the handmade blog I’ve always wanted & intended it to be… I figured new beginnings deserve a reiteration about where this space, my space, came from.

I have been a Russophile ever since, at age 12, I decided I wanted to be an astronaut & needed to learn Russian. Spoiler alert, I’m not an astronaut, but Russia stuck with me. I did take Russian in high school, and all my friends were enamored when I would write out their names in cyrillic. My own name uses all recognizable characters: Сара, and so this became my nickname (only pronounced the American way, with a hard C, like the Greek letter). When I began creating my internet self, my username easily flowed from this high school nickname. I’m Sarah… AKA Capa.

My domain’s Russian influenced as well. Встреча (vstrecha, transliterated) means a meeting, gathering, or get-together. That’s how I’ve always seen my space: as a get-together with my friends, near and far. A time and place to share my life. So enjoy! I can’t wait to get to know you :)

 

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WIP Wednesday! Yarn Along edition

I’ve still been plugging away on my Hexagon afghan. Luckily, there’s no shortage of meetings. One color down, 3 more left.

I haven’t had a whole lot of time for reading lately, but I’ve been working through the All The Wrong Questions series by Lemony Snicket (the same author that wrote the Series of Unfortunate Events books). They’re quirky in much the same way, and fun to read.

Joining Ginny.

What have you been reading or crocheting lately?