Life-isms

{End of December}

Reading:
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. Pretty much every review describes this book as a mix of Dan Brown and Harry Potter. And while I see the treasure-hunter part of it, it’s certainly not J. K. Rowling. But it is a good book. It’s millennial tech culture clashing with an ancient society of bookish puzzle-solvers and the adventure that ensues.

Watching:
Making a Murderer on Netflix. I don’t actually have Netflix (we do Amazon Prime), but the whole first episode is on YouTube. Once we finished the first episode, we immediately decided a 30-day free trial of Netflix was in order so we could watch the rest. It’s really good. It’s a documentary series about a guy who was wrongfully enprisoned for 18 years for a violent rape, was exonerated by DNA evidence, then later charged with the murder of a different lady. If you liked Serial you’ll love this.

Working on:
Knitting mittens. YouTube and Pinterest taught me how, and now I’m exploring some different designs with a 2016 goal in mind. More details on that later.

Researching:
Ella Waldron. She may have been the daughter of one of my great (multiple greats) grandparents, but records on her are so few. I’m going off her death record and a couple of her alleged siblings’ obituaries, and it looks like she was born in 1890 and initially married a Maurice Wright and then a George Blackstad. But the lack of records for her feels a little suspicious. She may not be who I think she is.

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