Posts on January 2020

From Reader to Maker

On Friday, October 11th, U-M Library held a mini book making workshop in Design Lab Pie Space hosted by Ben Denzer, author of the Cheese Book. The workshop taught participants book binding using the perfect binding method and I left having made my own soft-cover book.

The Blue by Nancy Bilyeau

Cover of The Blue by Nancy Bilyeau

The Blue is a historical thriller of industrial espionage in the world of 18th century porcelain manufacture. The heroine is a talented artist who wishes to become a serious painter, but, as a woman, that path is blocked to her in England. In Venice it would be a different story, but she doesn't have the money to go there. An unscrupulous nobleman offers to finance her journey to Venice if she accepts a job at a porcelain factory and steals the formula for a stunning new shade of blue...

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