Cathy A. Austin

Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (7 of 8)
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada


Top Reviewer Ranking: 31,864 - Total Helpful Votes: 7 of 8
Sacrilege by S.J. Parris
Sacrilege by S.J. Parris
Third book in the series by Parris. Our hero Bruno battles a lot of demons in guise of upright church folk in this large, deliciously murky thriller set in medieval England in an important Church town. Nefarious characters abound, setting reeks of old, worn, mysterious both in buildings and the townspeople. This one could have done with a bit of an edit to pick up the pace but overall, a great read. Parris delivers each time out!
Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti by Leanne Prain
5.0 out of 5 stars Yarn Bomb Crazy!, May 28 2013
Since becoming a Pinner on pinterest and discovering the extensive world of wool around the world not just in my immediate sphere I have fallen in love with the concept of yarn bombing. This lovely book tells a great story of when, who, where, how and especially how, the basics of going out and adhering yarn in a fashion around your 'hood, your city, your world. I like the Canadian content since it is where I live and was delighted to find names and groups I knew like knitta and knitty magazine and so many more. Great photos of a variety of yarn bombings from all over, well written for the bits I have read but again, this is another new 'wool bible' I will devour in the summer with a cup of… Read more
Crochet Garden: Bunches of Flowers, Leaves, and Ot&hellip by Suzann Thompson
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This book has become my crochet bible and I suggest all eager crocheters to get it not only for the variety of small patterns that work up quick but for the many skills outlined and tips. Blocking? Something I have never done and now see I should have, author Thompson makes it clear in a folksy informative manner. Beautiful photos, layout and stories to accompany each flower. I have browsed through twice, discoveing new things each time. In the summer I will sit down and read it in earnest and get busy on creating a floral garden scarf and perhaps adorn some sweaters with motifs. Lovely! I am so glad I chose this book out of many offered.