Welcome to Celtic Knits!
Hi. My name is Kerry but here online I tend to go by the Gaelic version of my name, Ciarrai. I am a woman in my mid-30's who lives on Long Island, NY, with my husband, Rob, several guitars, a Nikon D40, more yarn, beads and books than I care to admit to and a cat who has a million nicknames and quite a few theme songs.
I have a B.A. in Psychology and have recently returned to college to pursue a teaching degree so that I can eventually get a job as a High School English teacher.
I am also the designer / craftsperson behind Ciarrai Studios, (http:www.etsy.com/shop/ciarraistudios), your source for handcrafted jewelry, knitted accessories and more!
In addition to my major obsessions (Reading, Beading, Knitting, Music and Photography), I also enjoy playing Board Games, going to Renaissance Faires, Museums and Broadway Musicals.
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Category Archives: Book Reviews
The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker My rating: 4 of 5 stars A collection of poems, short stories, essays, articles, reviews and more, The Portable Dorothy Parker is both fun and fascinating. Dorothy Parker, famous (or is it infamous) … Continue reading
Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda My rating: 5 of 5 stars Lush, sensual, and passionate, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair is a simply gorgeous collection of poems by Chilean poet, Pablo … Continue reading
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald My rating: 4 of 5 stars There are some books and authors that I read in high school when I am not 100% sure I was mature enough to truly appreciate them. Now, … Continue reading
The Story of Lucy Gault: A Novel by William Trevor My rating: 2 of 5 stars The Story of Lucy Gault is obviously intended to be a tragic, emotional story full of Irish pathos and poetry but in my opinion, it … Continue reading
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman My rating: 4 of 5 stars In Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book a young boy is adopted by the spirits who inhabit a local graveyard after his family is murdered by a sinister man … Continue reading
King’s Fool: A Notorious King, His Six Wives, and the One Man Who Knew All Their Secrets by Margaret Campbell Barnes My rating: 3 of 5 stars I have always enjoyed historic fiction, particularly historic fiction about the life and … Continue reading
While on a bit of a poetry spree, I picked up some books by former U.S. Poet Laureate, Billy Collins, including: The Trouble with Poetry and Other Poems, Horoscopes for the Dead, Ballistics, Sailing Alone Around the Room, and Picnic, … Continue reading
Ballistics by Billy Collins My rating: 4 of 5 stars There is a lot to love about Billy Collin’s poetry. For me, I love his wry observations and his musings about all the little details of what he sees and … Continue reading
The Wedding Quilt: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel by Jennifer Chiaverini My rating: 2 of 5 stars Ever since I first read The Quiter’s Apprentice I have been a big fan of the Elm Creek Quilts series. I really enjoyed the … Continue reading