Friday, June 27, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Loved Dearly Devoted Dexter - even better than the first book. Book three is already on reserve. Who can't love a funny serial killer who targets other serial killers?
The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry is a nonfiction book about the author attending Le Cordon Bleu cooking school. I picked it up cause I love foodie books and Le Cordon Bleu is where Julia Child learned to cook. Not a bad read, but for nonfiction I found it pretty fluffy and not so memorable.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
- drinking a Mike's hard lime - so good when you're sweaty.
- admiring the wee terrariums I just made and already pondering where to find more containers
- working on an exciting new project
- wondering what that crash downstairs was cause by (the dogs I'm sure)
- listening to Kate Nash
- wondering what color to paint my toenails
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Interpreter of Maladies was good. So good! Why have I let this sit forlornly on my bookcase for so long? I particularly loved the story about the couple's house filled with Christian figurines.
I grew up addicted to the Weetzie Bat series. Seriously warped and addicted. And given my fascination with fairy tales, I had to pick this book up. All these retellings of fairy tales are pretty dark and lyrical. I love how she uses language. My favorites of the bunch were "Glass" (a Cinderella story) and "Ice" which I couldn't really place. Maybe Tam Lin?
I really looked forward to Paris Je T'aime. And, except for a few of the shorts, I really did not enjoy it. The Cohen brothers one was witty, but nothing amazing. The mimes and the hairdresser pieces were awful - really really godawful. The ones that stayed with me were few - the one about the woman with the red trench coat, the one about the blind boy, and, my favorite of all, the one about the letter carrier from Denver - that one was so seriously perfect and touching.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
- Practice using my camera some more
- Make things - crafty things
- Do more vintage shopping
- Bake something - maybe a couple of things so I can spread the baked joy
- Get a raspberry bush
- Read bunches
- Hang out with the dogs
- Enjoy our new house