Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Daring Ladies of Lowell by Kate Alcott

I've had shingles for a week now and had, what my doctor thought was a sore or blister near my right eye. So, I've been having to wear gauze over my eye during the day and an eye patch at night. This one-eyed situation made it really hard to do certain things, like read!

So, I figured out, with my daughter's help, how to download an audiobook onto my iPad to listen to instead of reading an actual book. I quickly chose The Daring Ladies of Lowell by Kate Alcott from my library using the Overdrive app. I am loving this book!

Last night while lying in bed, they mentioned lint. The ladies work in a textile mill in 1832 in Lowell, Massachusetts so there is lint flying from the cotton used to make the fabric. I didn't catch the sentence since I was listening, instead of reading, but it was a wonderful use of the word lint and had to share it with you.

If you like historical fiction (and lint), you can't go wrong with The Daring Ladies of Lowell.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Lint in Literature: Torch by Cheryl Strayed

I just started reading Torch by Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild, and what did I find on the very first page? Lint! Yes! I was tickled pink.

Here it is:

"She examined her shirt for lint and cat hair, errant pieces of thread, and primly picked them off."

I'm only on page 29 of this novel but am loving it already.

What are you reading? Does it have any lint in it?


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