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Welcome to my blog! I'm Sarah, and I am a thirtysomething librarian with an awesome toddler, a marvelous husband, two friendly cats, and a little house in Connecticut that's full of yarn, books, teapots, and craft supplies.

I started this blog several years ago as a means of sharing my knitting projects with far-flung friends (and my mom!). Since then, it's morphed into something more than a knitting blog. You'll see book reviews and posts about parenting, gardening, travel, pop culture...whatever is going on in my life and inspires me to write.

I read a lot (it comes with the occupation!) and enjoy writing book reviews. Occasionally I am contacted by authors or publicists asking me to review their books. I am always happy to accept things for review, with several caveats:
- I work full-time, I have a small child, and, like all the rest of you, I have all the responsibilities that come along with being an adult. Despite my best intentions, sometimes life gets in the way of my reading and reviewing. While I will do my best to read/review your book, I can't guarantee that I will be able to, or that I will be able to meet any strict review deadlines.
- Sometimes I read a book and just don't have much to say about it. This isn't a bad thing, necessarily, and it doesn't mean I hated it -- but I don't force myself to write reviews if there isn't anything there. I do give a star rating to all the books I read -- you can find these at Goodreads -- and sometimes will just jot a couple of lines about my reactions to the book even if I don't write a full-fledged review. I post only full reviews on my blog.
- I am not afraid to give critical reviews, but I try to be fair about it and give concrete reasons for my criticism.
- I read very widely, so there are few genres that I absolutely will not consider reading. However, I particularly enjoy popular science, microhistories, cultural histories, and literary fiction. And knitting books, of course! You can peruse my Goodreads shelves to get a feel for what I enjoy.

Please comment or email me if you would like me to review your book!