Reading at the moment

The Carpet Wars
Christopher Kremmer; Flamingo 2003
 

A nice way to learn about interesting parts of the world is to get other people to go there and write about it.  Not knowing much about Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq and being interested in collecting this book grabbed my attention.  Christian Kremmer spent more than 10 years covering events in the region and developed an interest in the history of the area as recorded in the carpets.  The book blends the history of the art of carpet weaving with the world events that have wreaked havoc in the area.  A very interesting read and perfect for those late night hours trying to wind the baby…

Spatially challenged

Some people know where things are. Other people know about other things. Some people don’t know about other things. Other people may, or may not, know where places are or why they aren’t there.

Miss South Carolina is one of those other people.