Watched Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) from Amazon Prime
Directed by David Yates. With Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Johnny Depp. The second installment of the "Fantastic Beasts" series featuring the adventures of Magizoologist Newt Scamander.

Rating: ★★★★

Purchased a copy tonight on Amazon Prime. Dozed off somewhere in the middle. Definitely a darker ending than it’s predecessor.

Watched Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) from Amazon Prime
Directed by David Yates. With Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler. The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

Rating: ★★★★½

Purchased digital streaming license on Amazon Prime. Surely we’ll watch this a few more times. This was Evie’s first time seeing it.

Acquired American Museum and Natural History: Birds of North America by Francois Vuilleumier (Editor) (DK Publishing)

Ideal for the armchair bird enthusiast or dedicated bird watcher, this book includes stunning full-color photographs, revealing each species with unrivaled clarity.

A lavish introduction describes bird characteristics and behavior, while stunning full-color photographs reveal individual species for easy identification.

The 550 most commonly seen birds are pictured in clear, close-up photographs, with images of similar birds provided to make differentiation easy, from game birds and waterfowl to shorebirds and swifts to owls, hummingbirds, finches, and more. Discover which species to expect when and where with up-to-date, color-coded maps highlighting habitation and migratory patterns.

The most commonly seen species are given a whole page in the species catalog, and each full-page profile includes images of plumage variations, subspecies, information on similar birds, and artwork of the bird in flight that reveal their outstretched wings.

Rare birds and vagrants who occasionally stray into North America are also described, making AMNH Birds of North America one of the most comprehensive guides on the market and essential for anyone interested in birding.

Publish Date: November 10, 2020
Pages: 752
8.6 X 11.0 X 1.8 inches | 6.45 pounds
Hardcover
ISBN/EAN/UPC: 9780744020533

After doing some research on various bird books, I’ve picked up this massive textbook as the structure for creating a bird memory palace. 

Purchased from Amazon.com for $26.60 on 2020-12-07; arrived today.

Acquired knitting supplies (Michael's )
Loops & Threads Impeccable: Pumpkin medium yarn (285yds, 127.5g, medium 4, 5mm hook, 100% acrylic);
Loops & Threads Charisma: daisy/marguerite yarn (109yds, 100g, US 10.5 needles);
Loops & Threads anodized aluminum knitting needles (US 7, 10in);
Loops & Threads anodized crochet hook set of 6 (US E, F, G, H, I, & J sizes) Loops & Threads Knit Quick plastic needles (2.87in, 2 pieces)
two balls of yarn and chrochet and knitting needles with receipt on black leather car seat
Acquired Star Wars Origami: 36 Amazing Paper-Folding Projects from a Galaxy Far, Far Away... by Chris Alexander (Workman Publishing)

Kids love origami--and what could be cooler than transforming a piece of paper into Boba Fett, Princess Leia, Yoda, or R2-D2? And not just any paper, but custom-designed paper illustrated with art from the movies. Star Wars(R) Origami marries the fun of paper folding with the obsession of Star Wars. Like The Joy of Origami and Origami on the Go, this book puts an original spin on an ancient art. And like Star Wars(R) Scanimation(R) and Star Wars(R) Fandex(R), it's a fresh take on Star Wars mania.

Chris Alexander is a master folder and founder of the popular website StarWarsOrigami.com, and here are 36 models, clearly explained, that range in difficulty from Youngling (easy) to Padawan (medium), Jedi Knight (difficult), and Jedi Master (tricky!). A front section introduces origami definitions and basic folds. Bound in the back is the book's unique folding paper, two sheets for each figure. Illustrated with original art, it makes each creation--the essential lightsabers, the Death Star, and much more--true to the movies.

Star Wars Origami includes a foreword by Tom Angleberger, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Strange Case of Origami Yoda and Darth Paper Strikes Back, and is scheduled to be published at the same time as Angleberger's upcoming book, The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee.

Look what I found hiding in our Little Free Library! This is awesome and will give us hours of fun through the holidays.
Acquired Mid-Century 8-Drawer Dresser - Acorn (west elm)

Our Mid-Century 8-Drawer Dresser is a roomy storage solution that's built to last. Made in a Fair Trade Certified™ facility, its sturdy frame is made from kiln-dried, sustainably sourced wood and covered in water-based finishes. Better yet: It's GREENGUARD Gold Certified as being low VOC.

  • Kiln-dried solid eucalyptus wood & engineered wood with an Acacia wood veneer.
  • All wood is FSC®-certified. Your purchase of this product helps support forests and ecosystems worldwide. Learn more.
  • Covered in a water-based Acorn finish.
  • Eight drawers open on solid wood glides.
  • Beveled front edges.
  • GREENGUARD Gold Certified. Meets or exceeds stringent chemical and VOC emissions standards.
  • Made in a Fair Trade Certified™ facility, directly benefiting the workers who make it.
  • Anti-tip kit hardware (included) is highly recommended to provide protection against tipping of furniture.
  • Make sure it fits! See our guide on measuring for delivery.
  • Made in Vietnam.
More furniture has arrived! The room’s starting to smarten up.
Acquired Songlines: The Power and Promise (First Knowledges) by Margo Neale, Lynne Kelly (Thames & Hudson)

Songlines are an archive for powerful knowledges that ensured Australia's many Indigenous cultures flourished for over 60,000 years. Much more than a navigational path in the cartographic sense, these vast and robust stores of information are encoded through song, story, dance, art and ceremony, rather than simply recorded in writing.

Weaving deeply personal storytelling with extensive research on mnemonics, Songlines: The Power and Promise offers unique insights into Indigenous traditional knowledges, how they apply today and how they could help all peoples thrive into the future. This book invites readers to understand a remarkable way for storing knowledge in memory by adapting song, art, and most importantly, Country, into their lives.

About the series: The First Knowledges books are co-authored by Indigenous and non-Indigenous writers; the series is edited by Margo Neale, senior Indigenous curator at the National Museum of Australia.

Forthcoming titles include: Design by Alison Page & Paul Memmott (2021); Country by Bill Gammage & Bruce Pascoe (2021); Healing, Medicine & Plants (2022); Astronomy (2022); Innovation (2023).

I bookmarked this earlier in the year, but noticed this afternoon that it had been released yesterday. I bought a copy immediately so I can start reading it this evening after dinner. I’ve got high hopes for it with respect to memory and anthropology. 

It’s only available for shipment from Australia at the moment, so I opted to purchase it from Amazon in digital form so I could start reading it right away.

Acquired The Boneshaker by Kate Milford (Clarion Books)
Thirteen year-old Natalie Minks loves machines, particularly automata — self operating mechanical devices, usually powered by clockwork. When Jake Limberleg and his travelling medicine show arrive in her small Missouri town with a mysterious vehicle under a tarp, and an uncanny ability to make Natalie’s half-built automaton move, she feels in her gut that something about this caravan of healers is a bit off. Her uneasiness leads her to investigate the intricate maze of the medicine show, where she discovers a horrible truth, and realizes that only she has the power to set things right. Set in 1914, The Boneshaker is a gripping, richly textured novel about family, community, courage, and looking evil directly in the face in order to conquer it.
Purchased an autographed copy at Vroman’s for $7.99.