Joining with Ginny at Small Thing's for this week's Yarn Along.
Trying to finish up my last secret knitting project... and I just realized that I forgot to take pictures of the two that I already mailed out (oops).... So I guess I can't show you all those but I do promise to reveal the secret post-holidays!
I just finished This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein. It was amazing. It is heavy... very heavy.. and was a bit difficult to immerse myself in, but once I got going I was hooked. It talks about the climate crisis (in detail)-- not so much about the science of climate change, but the politics behind climate change and why nothing has (yet) been done to change the way things work. Klein discusses the problems with Big Oil, the scandalous sides of many of the big green organizations, and the power that money (and greed) has over the world's economies. Most of the book is a bit of a downer.. discussing the urgency of the threat of climate change and how the situation is starting to become hopeless. But the last quarter of the book talks about what has been successfully done so far and where we need to go. In short-- we need people power. Mass organizations of individuals who think that PEOPLE matter MORE than CORPORATIONS. And people who are willing to stand for that.
Anyways, as I said, it is heavy, but so worth the read.
And now I have started Pretties by Scott Westerfield, the second in his Uglies series. It's teen sci-fi. I needed something imaginative and very fiction-y after This Changes Everything.
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