As I've been looking at some of the submissions to the 25 Million Stitches project, I noticed that lots of people use running stitch to fill in large areas. The idea of course is to get a lot of stitches done, and the running stitch does this quickly. So I started the background of my piece. I like it so far.
I recently finished reading "Uncanny Valley" about a woman's experience in Silicon Valley (well written but went on to long) and now I'm reading "Such a Fun Age" which so far is really good.