I forgot what my sewing room looks like. I – hopefully – will have a free weekend coming up next so that I can get back into the swing of things. Until then, and since I’ve finished “Naked Conversations” (book report to follow soon), I bought a couple more books to read on the bus. (I’m a closet bibliophile, in case you hadn’t noticed.)
First, “The Cluetrain Manifesto” by Rick Levine, Christopher Locke, Doc Searls, and David Weinberger. Recommended by the authors of Naked Conversations (Robert Scoble and Shel Israel), this book is about how to blog and the changing nature of online communications, versus Naked Conversations being about why to blog with a little how sprinkled in.
I post about this here on my blog, which is primarily about sewing, because communications is my passion as well. And isn’t life all about communicating? Particularly these days, online. And I figure you’re interested in some of it as well, since you’re reading blogs, and many of my readers have their own blogs. So, there you go.
Next, while I was at the bookstore, I saw piles and piles of Tim Gunn’s book, “A Guide to Quality, Taste & Style”. Now, as an editor, I already see one issue with the title. No serial comma – that is, no comma after Taste. I’d definitely put one there. Kinda like the deliberately missing comma in the title of the book “Eats, Shoots and Leaves”.
Sorry, I digress.
Anyway, since some of my favorite sewing enthusiasts have bought this book, figured I’d check it out as well. It was $17.95 at the University Bookstore at the University of Washington, so figured it would be a worthwhile investment. Plus it had a cool little sticker that said “Autographed for University Book Store” – but that’s just a sales gimmick, because it’s a printed autograph. Bummer.
I’m excited to get started reading. Hmmm. Which one first? Wonder if I can read them both simultaneously? (Kidding.) I’ll start with The Cluetrain Manifesto since I have a work assignment to lead my unit in the blogging initiative. How cool is that?