CraftLit - Serialized Classic Literature for Busy Book Lovers

de Heather Ordover

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570 - Chapters 15 & 16 of The Leavenworth Case

por Heather Ordover

Book Talk @ 8:40 Episode Links on Audible (Aiden LOVED the novel by Casey McQuiston and narrated by de Ocampo - another triumph. But I’ve been loving the surreally entertaining .   Other Book Stuff In need of an extra surreal, brutal, and heartfelt scifi novel? Check out Justin's book . Warning: it is weird. FOR FB EVENT TUESPlease Register here to get the meeting link for the FREE weekly chat: FOR FB EVENT THURSPlease Register here to get the meeting link for the FREE ongoing weekly chat:

569 - Chapter 14 of The Leavenworth Case

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Book Talk @ 22:00 In need of an extra surreal, brutal, and heartfelt scifi novel? Check out Justin's book . Warning: it is weird. FOR FB EVENT TUESPlease Register here to get the meeting link for the FREE weekly chat: FOR FB EVENT THURSPlease Register here to get the meeting link for the FREE ongoing weekly chat:

568 - Chapters 12 & 13 of The Leavenworth Case

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567 - Chapters 9 - 10 - 11 of The Leavenworth Case

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Book Talk @ 14:00 More Links Grandma Carol’s Matzo Balls (make ahead or eat now) First: 2TBSP oil 2 eggs, beaten slightly Second, combine the next 2 ingredients and add to the goo ½ C Matzo meal 1 tsp salt Third, stir in 1 TBSP soup stock (preferred, water okay) Cover with cling wrap and refrigerate until goo is “set”. When ready, drop by spoons-full into boiling stock. Freeze or refrigerate until mealtime.  FOR FB EVENT TUES Please Register here to get the meeting link for the FREE weekly chat: FOR FB EVENT THURS Please Register here to get the meeting link for the FREE ongoing weekly chat:

566 - Chapters 6 - 7 - 8 of The Leavenworth Case

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More Links FOR FB EVENT TUES Please Register here to get the meeting link for the FREE weekly chat: FOR FB EVENT THURS Please Register here to get the meeting link for the FREE ongoing weekly chat:

565 - Chapters 4 & 5 of The Leavenworth Case

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Book Talk @5:30

564 - Chapter 3 of The Leavenworth Case

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Booktalk @15:00 LINKS   to the

563 - Chapters 1 & 2 of The Leavenworth Case

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Book Talk at 13:10

562 - The Leavenworth Case - Book Start

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CraftLit is back! Heather sets up the next book: The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green. Next week the chapters begin. Get ready!

561 - Chapters 30 & 31 of Northanger Abbey - End of Book

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Book Talk@ 8:46 Tip our Wonderful Narrator! FOR FB EVENT TUES Please Register here to get the meeting link for the FREE weekly chat: FOR FB EVENT THURS Please Register here to get the meeting link for the FREE ongoing weekly chat: NOTES The Tide Will Erase All (Justin's Novel!)

560 - Chapters 28 & 29 of Northanger Abbey

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Book Talk@ 10:25 Tip our Wonderful Narrator! FOR FB EVENT TUES Please Register here to get the meeting link for the FREE weekly chat: FOR FB EVENT THURS Please Register here to get the meeting link for the FREE ongoing weekly chat: NOTES Seek by iNaturalist: Dog Vomit Slime Mold: Did John Thorpe Propose?: Morgan Donner on YouTube, sealing the mulled wine jar and the letter with string and wax bits: Heather's Speed Paint:

559 - Chapters 26 & 27 of Northanger Abbey

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Book Talk @ 12:00 Tip our Wonderful Narrator! FOR FB EVENT TUES Please Register here to get the meeting link for the FREE weekly chat: FOR FB EVENT THURS Please Register here to get the meeting link for the FREE ongoing weekly chat:   Links: We Are Lady parts (on PeacockTV): (just look at the center-woman's facial expression) Frank of Ireland:

558 - Chapters 24 & 25 of Northanger Abbey

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Book Talk @ 8:00 Tip our Wonderful Narrator! FOR FB EVENT TUES Please Register here to get the meeting link for the FREE weekly chat: FOR FB EVENT THURS Please Register here to get the meeting link for the FREE ongoing weekly chat:   Pandemic Study: Who is running it: Antikythera Mechanism (Antikythera is the island next to where it was found): video on the same: TeaCup Candles (thank you Tracee!!!): and this and this and this Giant Dog Pix:

557 - Chapters 22 & 23 of Northanger Abbey

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Book Talk@ 7:17 Tip our Wonderful Narrator! FOR FB EVENT TUES Please Register here to get the meeting link for the FREE weekly chat: FOR FB EVENT THURS Please Register here to get the meeting link for the FREE ongoing weekly chat: Come and share some time with book lovers who keep busy. Alternate-time chat will be held on Tuesdays.

Holding Pattern Continues - 557 Delay

por Heather Ordover

There are many changes happening in the world right now and CraftLit is not immune to them. Heather has the runway cleared to get back to the microphone and give you the next chapters of Northanger Abbey - so stay patient - stay kind - and crack a book open this weekend

Pardon the Delay - 557 on Hold

por Heather Ordover

Chapter 557 of Northanger Abbey will be pushed back this week - but don't worry, now is the perfect time to go back and listen to your favorite chapters, discover a new craft, or connect with some new book lovers!

556 - Chapters 20 & 21 of Northanger Abbey

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Book Talk@ 8:50 Tip our Wonderful Narrator! Mary Robinette Kowal “The Lady Astronaut of Mars” (winner of the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Novelette!)  and Her “Jane Austen in a world of magic” series, book 1:  Writing Excuses Podcast: A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine: Want to vote for the Hugo Awards? Get a “Supporting Membership” and you’ll get ALL the things to read so you can join in the voting fun Marian Call - I’ll Still be a Geek After Nobody Thinks it’s Chic (Nerd Anthem): Oh, Mr. Darcy - The Doubleclicks: Stowaway (Netflix)—Toni Colette and Anna Kendrik: The Wilds (Amazon Prime): Secretly Incredibly Fascinating podcast: Rumford Stove Etching:

555 - Chapters 18 & 19 of Northanger Abbey

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Book Talk@ 19:15 Tip our Wonderful Narrator! Adrian McKinty’s Sean Duffy Detective series book 1 “The Cold Cold Ground” “How the Scots Invented the Modern World” by Arthur Herman Mary Robinette Kowal “The Lady Astronaut of Mars” (winner of the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Novelette!) and Her “Jane Austen in a world of magic” series, book 1: Jennifer is right - how DID I miss her. This is her Bio off of Amazon: Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of the Lady Astronaut duology and historical fantasy novels: The Glamourist Histories series and Ghost Talkers. She’s a member of the award-winning podcast Writing Excuses and has received the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, three Hugo awards, the RT Reviews award for Best Fantasy Novel, and has been a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards. Stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Asimov’s, several Year’s Best anthologies and her collections Word Puppets and Scenting the Dark and Other Stories.As a professional puppeteer and voice actor (SAG/AFTRA), Mary has performed for LazyTown (CBS), the Center for Puppetry Arts, Jim Henson Pictures, and founded Other Hand Productions. Her designs have garnered two UNIMA-USA Citations of Excellence, the highest award an American puppeteer can achieve. She records fiction for authors such as Kage Baker, Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi.Mary lives in Chicago with her husband Rob and over a dozen manual typewriters. Visit

554 - Chapters 16 & 17 of Northanger Abbey

por Heather Ordover

Book Talk @ 4:40 It's CraftLit-aversary!!! Make sure to drop Heather a big happy congrats for bringing you fifteen years of bookish goodness. Support Our Lovely & Talented Narrator: Maia Daguerre:

553 - Chapters 14 & 15 of Northanger Abbey

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Book Talk@ 9:40 FACE QUILT!!!! Support Our Lovely & Talented Narrator: Maia Daguerre:

552 - Chapters 12 & 13 of Northanger Abbey

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Book Talk@ 22:06 Netting Photos!

551 - Chapters 10 & 11 of Northanger Abbey

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Book Talk @12:50 Check out Argo Summers on #SoundCloud More Aiden music: Abby Cox on what wearing 18th Century clothes for five years taught her —probably the most important thing I’ve learned about how we view women’s bodies Abby Cox explains Corsets:   Thursday Night Chat Link:

CraftLit Back on March 26th - Northanger Abbey

por Heather Ordover

Hello all book lovers and audio friends alike! CraftLit will be taking a short intermission the next two weeks. We'll be back March 26th. When we're back we'll pick up right where we left off, so fret not. Stay safe, wear you masks, and read something splendid.

550 - Chapters 8 & 9 of Northanger Abbey

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Book Talk @ 3:40 Support Our Lovely & Talented Narrator: Maia Daguerre

549 - Chapters 6 & 7 of Northanger Abbey

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Thursday Night Chat Link:

548 - Chapters 4 & 5 of Northanger Abbey

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No notes - have a safe and happy weekend :)

546 - Chapter 1 Start of Northanger Abbey

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Book Talk @ 26:44       Tuesday Zoom Chat: Thursday Zoom Chat: Bridgerton on IMDB: Northanger Abbey on IMDB: Professor on “Mysteries of Udolpho” Goth Review on the same:

Prepare Ye...

por Heather Ordover

Next Friday we will start a rare thing indeed, Jane Austen's first written—but last released—novel: Northanger Abbey. It's a parody of a very specific kind of book that was popular when Austen was in her teens and twenties. You'll be a lot happier with me if you take a gander at a couple of videos: A bit of a scholarly chat with some Veddy Veddy Gothic Scenery to enjoy: And a bit of a Goth with a review of the same book in question: What book? (you ask) Why, The Mysteries of Udolpho (as seen in the Gothy thumbnail) by Mrs. Ann Radcliffe, of course! Check out the videos and you'll be well on your way to REALLY enjoying Northanger Abbey next week. If you feel like being an overachiever, you could even

2021 Update

por Heather Ordover

On Saturday, January 23, 2021, I've got some CraftLit fun for all y’all.   A Live-Stream On Ring Central, live-stream!    Dianne and Heather will be live on camera to give you all the tour information and answer any questions you may have about the upcoming .  If you’re already signed up for the tour this is your chance to learn more, say hi to your fellow travelers, and get a money-saving coupon!   But wait, you say, isn’t the tour full? Aren’t all the spaces taken? Yes, but no! While we’re booked right now, plans change—and so does COVID—spaces may open up! The Fates may smile upon us all! Why not learn All The Tour Things now so you can take advantage of future happy news!   Tune in on 1/23/21 to see Dianne and Heather together (but safely apart!) with (or without) exceedingly stylish masks, and definitely talking about all the wonderful things that await us in Ireland!   You need to and an invitation will be sent to you: . Under the time listed at the reservation link, you'll see a "convert to my timezone" option. Please confirm when you can see us by clicking there.    Our Internet Interactions will occur at: When you get your invitation, you will also have an option to save the invite in a Google calendar/iCal/Outlook—double-check that the link to view is saved there and that your calendar has translated the time zone properly.   Bonus!  There is a 100$ per-person coupon for attending even if you already signed up!PLUS You can also use your $100 “valued customer coupon” from a previous Holiday Vacation! The Other Good News? Friday, January 29th will see the START OF NORTHANGER ABBEY by Jane Austen!!! (Not a prerequisite but might be useful to know a bit about: )

12 Days of CraftLit - Twelfth Day

por Heather Ordover

Originally released December 25, 2017 Twelfth Day… (Find all the days Thank you Librivox.org.) (20 March 1863 – 15 May 1930) was a novelist and playwright, born in Cunningsbury St George, Christ Church, Demerara, British Guyana. In 1894 he published his first novel, At the Gate of Samaria, but he did not achieve real success for another decade, with The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne (1905) and The Beloved Vagabond (1906). Chambers Biographical Dictionary wrote of his "long series of novels and plays which with their charmingly written sentimental themes had such a success during his life in both Britain and America... His plays, some of which were dramatised versions of his novels, were all produced with success on the London Stage Read by: (38:47) http://www.archive.org/download/multilingual_christmas_0912_librivox/09_english_christmasmystery_locke_rg.mp3 (1857 - 1927) was the pseudonym of the British author born Richard Bernard Heldmann. A best-selling and prolific author of the Victorian fin de siècle and the early Edwardian period, Marsh's success rivalled that of contemporary writers of popular fiction such as Marie Corelli. He is best known today for his supernatural thriller The Beetle, which was published in the same year as Bram Stoker's Dracula (1897) and was initially even more popular. Read by: (39:32) The old Christmas Carol audio files that can be played on any computer or mp3 player are here: , and 190 , and 191 Read by for A Christmas Carol*in prose, being a ghost story of Christmas by Charles Dickens , , Next Book: January 2018 Scotland June 2108 1-800-826-2266 Final payment 15th of March Put it on your gift list - Get for your favorite CraftLit Listener-trip to Scotland

12 Days of CraftLit - Eleventh Day

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Originally released December 24, 2017 Eleventh Day… (Find all the days Thank you Librivox.org. (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular. Born in Portsmouth, England, Dickens left school to work in a factory after his father was thrown into debtors' prison. Although he had little formal education, his early impoverishment drove him to succeed. Over his career he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, 5 novellas and hundreds of short stories and non-fiction articles, lectured and performed extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children's rights, education, and other social reforms. Read by: (January 13, 1832 – July 18, 1899) was a prolific 19th-century American author, best known for his many formulaic juvenile novels about impoverished boys and their rise from humble backgrounds to lives of middle-class security and comfort through hard work, determination, courage, and honesty. Read by: (May 27, 1862 – January 21, 1922) was an American author, editor and satirist. Read by: (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Read by: (17:18) The old Christmas Carol audio files that can be played on any computer or mp3 player are here: , and 190 , and 191 Read by for A Christmas Carol*in prose, being a ghost story of Christmas by Charles Dickens , , Next Book: January 2018 Scotland June 2108 1-800-826-2266 Final payment 15th of March Put it on your gift list - Get for your favorite CraftLit Listener-trip to Scotland

12 Days of CraftLit - Tenth Day

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Originally released December 23, 2017 Tenth Day… (Find all the days Thank you Librivox.org. (27 May 1867 – 27 March 1931) Enoch Arnold Bennett was an English writer. He is best known as a novelist, but he also worked in other fields such as journalism, propaganda, and film. Read by: (31:20) Sir Jehosephat (Sir Jee), A Cresage (?) , Whoever Velasquez might be…HA!, Some part of Mr Smith introduction was funny or important, Nelson Column (December 5, 1869 – September 13, 1937) was an American author. He was the author of more than 30 books and more than 2,000 stories and essays and is most famous for his short story “”, in which a bureaucratic stationmaster insists on levying the livestock rate for a shipment of two pet guinea pigs, which soon start proliferating exponentially. Read by: (27:23) - CUT HE SAID SHE SAIDs ( - ) aside from several books on trains and the history of railways in Britain, evidently, Mr. Grinling didn't do much else of note. Read by: http://www.archive.org/download/christmasshortworks_2015_1512_librivox/csw15_01_xmaspresentassuranceco_128kb.mp3 (12:09) From a weekly magazine edited by our very own Jerome K. Jerome!!!

12 Days of CraftLit - Ninth Day

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Originally released December 22, 2017 Ninth Day… (Find all the days Thank you Librivox.org. (27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898) better known by the pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, as well as the poems "The Hunting of the Snark" and "Jabberwocky", all examples of the genre of literary nonsense. He is noted for his facility at word play, logic, and fantasy, and there are societies in many parts of the world (including the United Kingdom, Japan, the United States, and New Zealand) dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of his works and the investigation of his life. Read by: (1:17) (19 September 1796 – 6 January 1849) was an English poet, biographer, essayist, and teacher. He was the eldest son of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Read by: (1:17) (c. 1879 - 1937) was a short story writer who in 1933 won a national contest sponsored by the American Legion. Read by: (6:37) A little insight into customs from other times (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) 1st Baronet was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world during his time. Scott was the first English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian, and The Bride of Lammermoor. Read by: (2:35) (13 July 1793 – 20 May 1864) was an English poet, the son of a farm labourer, who came to be known for his celebratory representations of the English countryside and his lamentation of its disruption. Read by: (6:03) Morris Dance, Harlequin + hunchback (12 March 1799 – 30 January 1888) was an English poet, and author of the famous poem The Spider and the Fly. She was educated at home, and read widely; she commenced writing verses at a very early age. Together with her husband, William Howitt, she wrote over 180 books. Read by: (1:45) (December 15, 1845 – July 29, 1928) was an American writer and historian. She devoted herself chiefly to the study of the social history of the Colonial and Revolutionary periods of the United States, wrote a number of entertaining books and magazine articles in this field, and was chosen historian of the The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. Read by: (12:07) The old Christmas Carol audio files that can be played on any computer or mp3 player are here: , and 190 , and 191 Read by for A Christmas Carol*in prose, being a ghost story of Christmas by Charles Dickens , , Next Book: January 2018 Scotland June 2108 1-800-826-2266 Final payment 15th of March Put it on your gift list - Get for your favorite CraftLit Listener-trip to Scotland

12 Days of CraftLit - Eighth Day

por Heather Ordover

Originally released December 21, 2017 Eighth Day… (Find all the days Thank you Librivox.org. (c.1841 - 1919) daughter of Henry Morgan-Clifford, a British Liberal Party politician, and wife of the 15th/25th Baron Dunboyne, an Irish peer. She sometimes also wrote under her married name Marion Clifford-Butler. Read by: (23:49) (1864 - 1916) was a journalist and writer of fiction and drama, known foremost as the first American war correspondent to cover the Spanish-American War, the Second Boer War, and the First World War. His writing greatly assisted the political career of Theodore Roosevelt and he also played a major role in the evolution of the American magazine. Read by: (15:10) The old Christmas Carol audio files that can be played on any computer or mp3 player are here: , and 190 , and 191 Read by for A Christmas Carol*in prose, being a ghost story of Christmas by Charles Dickens , , Next Book: January 2018 Scotland June 2108 1-800-826-2266 Final payment 15th of March Put it on your gift list - Get for your favorite CraftLit Listener-trip to Scotland