Saturday, May 26, 2007

book list: for the SAKE of blogging


In a fit of defiance and strength, I abandoned my family for ONE WHOLE HOUR!!! ha ha! I was a little little peeved because I cleaned up the kitchen for an hour after dinner (from a whole days mess) while they ALL played. So I told them I was going to go play for an hour while they cleaned up the front room...I really am trying to keep it clean :)

ok so, I ran away to Barnes and Noble and browsed the books and tables of promotional books, and bargain books, and craft books, and interior designer books and did it REALLY fast because I did have only an hour. I made a list of all the lovely books I thumbed through and thought I might like to read or buy or lift (j/k). Here it is for your browsing pleasure...all 5 of you that read my blog LOL!

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez I've heard about this book a number of times and I think I would like it??? Any input?
Summer: A User's Guide by Suzanne Brown So cool! It's direction and recipes...basically a how to for summer...It includes directions for throwing a clam bake, using a boogie board, and entertaining kiddos. It was totally cool! Go look!
The Devil and Miss Prym: A Novel of Temptation by Paulo Coelho from the writer of "The Alchemist"
The Boy Mechanic Makes Toys I have "The Boy Mechanic" but this one looks fun too! I love vintage book reproductions!
Get a Hobby!: 101 All-Consuming Diversions for Any Lifestyle by Tina Barseghian Do I need to say anything else? Instruction/informational book about how to start 101 hobbies... I'd get this but I know I don't need any more hobbies
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith The description for this book swept me away. You can read an editorial version part way down on the linked page...totally least I hope so! If I BUY one book this summer it will be this one.
The Personal Organizing Workbook: Solutions for a Simpler, Easier Life I liekd this not only because I am on an organizing kick lifestyle change, but because the photos were so great!
Knitting for Peace What a great book! A list and info of chafrities to knit for, plus it's super cute too!
Creole Thrift: Premium Southern Living Without Spending a Mint decorating book w/ a biut of Southern Ed. Really a lovely book. I especially loved her remodeled and beautifully decorated pigeonnier similar to this one. I WANT A PIGEONNIER!!!


kerry :: k8tykat said...

i read 100 years ages ago, and i'm reading it again for book club this next month. i remember liking it in high school, maybe i'll love it now??

and creole decorating? sounds interesting.

just 1 of 5
hee hee

ScrapHappy said...

LOVE that old book of Homer Price. We listened to that on CD a few months ago and the kids loved it. And I read ALL the Caroline Haywood books when I was little (I think that was her name?).

I Capture the Castle is a fabu book, and the movie was good, too! But read the book first. :)
2 of 5

Anonymous said...

What a fun list! I'll have to take a look next time I'm at the book store.

Raesha D said...

What a fun and diverse list! Good thing you have a birthday coming up:):):)

Rochelleht said...

I capture the castle ROCKS!

yumptatious said...

'100 Years of Solitude' really divides people: you either love it or hate it. I hated it and resented the time spent reading it. I flung it across the room in relief when I finished it! But I know people who absolutely ADORE this book! I'll be interested which side you'll fall on!