The challange

I have gotten myself an apprentice. 🙂
Well, actually it was about two months ago and I should have mentioned it earlier – but better late than never!
This is an SCA thing – Masters and Mistresses of the Order of the Laurel take apprentices and my first one is known by the name Baroness Eva Grelsdotter and she is absolutley brilliant!
She has two blogs – Evas Thoughts – and One Year and Thousand Eggs.
So one day we were chatting on Facebook and she says: You have to make me read more of my books!
And that was when I had to admit that I myself have a pretty extensive library and I have perhaps only read 10% of it…
GAHHHH!!! The SHAME!!!!

So we decided to make it a challange. During the next year we will read 6 of our books from start to END!
Now you might say 6 books, wow that’s little.
We first thought about making it 12 – one book per month.
Then we considered this little thing called life.
Reading 12 of our books would mean very little time to read anything else and also limit the amount of time we have for projects.
We are both pretty busy people, both with our day jobs and with our hobby, so we wanted to leave a bit of space for other things.
Like sewing, readin fiction, runing or being part of event crews and such things.

So here goes – the 6 books I will read from start to end during 2012! (Most of them I have read about 10 pages in – but I really need to get to that END!)
Working Women in Renaissance Germany by Merry E. Wiesner.
Women, Armies and Warfare in Early Modern Europe by John A. Lynn II
The Good Wife’s Guide translation by Gina L. Greco & Christine M. Rose
Kläderna och människan i medeltidens Sverige och Norge by Eva I Andersson
Medieval Textiles and Clothing 1
Medieval Textiles and Clothing 6

There! Now you all know and now I HAVE to do it!
I will ofcourse write something about the books here on the blog once I finnish them.

Who knew that getting an apprentice actually would put ME to work!?

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13 thoughts on “The challange

  1. not a bad ambition, but I would allow more flexibillity over the titles, cos you might start one of those and realise you hate it.

    a couple of the articles in textiles and clothing 6 were a little dry, too

  2. “Who knew that getting an apprentice actually would put ME to work!?”

    I knew! It pretty much always works that way. They nearly always give us more than we give them, and make us work harder than we ask them to work. It has been like that as far back as I have heard stories told by SCA laurels, which, given that I once lived in the Principality of the Mists, where it all began, goes a long way back in SCA history…

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