Friday, February 12, 2010

the book pillow

the-book-pillow

so much for doodlenights this week! i've been spirited away by this monstrously silly floor pillow and a stack of books. what are you reading these days? a lovely weekend to you!

43 comments:

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

Aimee, what a GREAT photo...have a wonderful weekend!
Char.x.

la ninja said...

I just (but just) wrote exactly the same on another blog... dejà bloody écrit.

"the brooklyn follies", which I've been wanting to read for a bit. you?

Pixie Campbell said...

did you get sucked in by the valentine's hype at target?? i love that you are taking some time to read! we must occasionally seek respite from the overwhelming task of blogging full time. ;)

Leenie said...

A pillow like that begs for time with books. I just finished Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol. Not as good as Da Vinci or Angels and Demons. His method of writing seems to be same story with different location and conspiracy.

Happy Valentines Day!

BloggingQueen said...

I'm reading a book that would make most people choke on their valentines: Wench, by Dolen Perkins-Valdez. It's historical fiction about four slave women whose owners bring them up from the South for summer vacation, to a resort in the free state of Ohio.

No, the slaveowners did not bring their wives. And yes, what you're thinking is exactly the reason the slaveowners brought their slaves.

Yes, it makes me grind my teeth at some passages, but it's still a fantastic read.

Candied Fabrics said...

I've been engrossed in a weird kind of sci-fi, time travel, historical fiction back in in ancient Mayan times by Brian D'Amato called "In the Courts of the Sun". Kinda hard to keep track of all the names, but fascinating nontheless!

Tyggereye said...

ooh I love the photo too. Is the book any good? I'm reading Julie and Julia now. I loved the movie and usually if I like a movie I LOVE the book. Typically I read the book first...but with Julie and Julia I'm realizing the movie covered it. lol.

Next I'm going to read The time travelers wife so I can watch that movie! I try to read one book a month. Off to read about the book you are reading! :)

aimee said...

great diversity of books! always like to see what others are reading. i'm juggling lulu in marrakech by diane johnson, an american tragedy by theodore dreiser and short stories by graham greene. i have learned NOT to read graham greene before bedtime. that is just begging for a nightmare.

oh, and yes, i picked up this little lovey (two, actually - they are on sale) at target. i have restraint issues with their seasonal items.

Jeannine said...

I just got home from the bookstore with Becoming Jane Eyre (by Sheila Kohler).

Yay!

gm glimmerglass said...

Been up way too late each night - ostensiblyy to catch up on laundry - but I suspect that the bag of Dove Chocolates stashed in the laundry room drawer is keeping my eyes open longer than usual. The chocolate/books combo kicks in, add a comfy quilt and I'm gone til the dryer dings.

This week:
• Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
Yes, I may be the last person on earth to get around to reading this, but I liked it. I always love a book with recipes woven in.
• The Whole World Over by Julie Glass
In which I found myself loving a minor character more than anyone else. Good Book.
• The Kindness of Strangers by Katrina Kittle
Could not ( and did not) put it down. Very unlikely subject for me - child abuse -but the book is really about how love and family can heal all kinds of hurt. VGB Very Good Book. Thumbs up. Makes you cry.

Just started The Bone People by Keri Hulme Pretty different. We'll see.

soulbrush said...

what a fab pillow. i am reading a marvellous book 'the immigrant' by Manju Kapur. highly recommend it.

cindy said...

i have such a hard time reading a book these days. i have several with just the first chapter read. hope you have a fun valentine's day in artsyville! xo, c

Christine said...

A Danish author Bjarne Reuter: The House of Shadows. I'm listening it :) Makes me able to knit while "reading" Sweeeet :-)
Would you recommend it; lulu in marrakech?
Have a great weekend on that delightful pillow :-)

suzie said...

ha, all I get to read these days are blogs and coursework!
have a great weekend!

Karen Blados said...

Oh, I love the pillow! AND I love to read. Right now I'm in the middle of Sherrilyn Kenyon's new League series of books. I've also got a bunch of Kay Hooper's requested from the library ... I just read her latest in the Bishop series, Blood Ties, and now I want to go back and read the whole series in order. Really, I wish there were more hours in the day. In addition to hanging with the family, I'd really like to find time to read, crochet, draw, paint, exercise, sleep ... the list is endless and my time just isn't. Darn it!

Liz said...

Happy Valentine Eve to you and your Fabulous pillow... (loved that book), these last few weeks have been filled with: The Only True Genius in the Family, Rise and Shine and A Walk Between Heaven and Earth... Have a lovely chocolate filled weekend : ) xo

kendalee said...

Oooh, lovely pillow! I'm reading The Girl with Glass Feet and am at that stage where I want to slow down because I'm nearly at the end but also want to know how it turns out so can't stop reading... :)

jane said...

great pillow! at the moment i´m reading et tu, babe and simple chinese cookery. happy v day!

S.E.Minegar said...

I'm reading 50 books for my exam. Ack! I adore your pillow!

Express said...

Just finished Outlier's by Malcolm Gladwell and started on Blasphemy by Douglas Preston!

Aris said...

I'm reading the Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler, I'm actually listening to it, I love being read to on the ride to and from work.
Have a fantabulous weekend!!!!!

Ivy9 said...

I love it!

Bear Chick said...

I love anything heart shaped so your pillow is FAB! Right now, I'm reading My Life in Paris by Julia Child, the other book that Julie and Julia was based on. It's a fun read and since I'm longing to visit Paris, it's really whetting my appetite.

Phoenix Peacock said...

your pillow is so fitting for the holiday weekend! Nothing can be accomplished that is better than a good read!

Phoenix Peacock said...

your pillow is so fitting for the holiday weekend! Nothing can be accomplished that is better than a good read!

Bella Sinclair said...

That's basically what all my pillows look like after I've been sitting on them for too long. And they start out rectangular.

Want to know how pathetic I am? I have had A Wrinkle in Time on my nightstand for eons. I am now more wrinkled and never have time.

Natasha said...

I want to lounge on the pillow ...it's just great! I just finished Three Cups of Tea which I HIGHLY recommend. It's the most inspiring book I've read in years!

Veja cecilia said...

I have some really nice books to dig into but right now it´s just interior design magasines that are writing about kitchen!

rachel awes said...

i'm reading "mala of the heart..108sacred poems"/edited by ravi nathwani & kate vogt...inspiring. happy beautiful valentines day to you with love, aimee! xo

elizabeth said...

I've been on a children's lit kick lately. I absolutely recommend this year's Newbery winner, When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead. And I just finished The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall, which was just as delightful as her first novel, The Penderwicks.

●• Thereza said...

happy valentine! what a sweet pillow :)
enjoy!!!

Alexandra Hedberg said...

ohh - I wish I had the time to read... I love reading. But I don't berely manage to read my incoming e-mails....

Time management please help me solve this!!!

Kelly said...

I'm reading the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. It's awesome!

Anairam said...

That must be the best book pillow ever! (Are you reading a love story, perchance?) I am reading A Cool Look at Global Warming by Nigel Lawson, and am about to start on Antjie Krog's Begging to be Black. One of my resolutions this year is to read more non-fiction ...

BT said...

Oh but it's a wonderful pillow! I hope the book's good too.

peggyfussell said...

How delightful! I just finished The Catcher in the Rye. I have a much different perspective than I did when I read it in high school. I love it for different reasons. It's an odd feeling to re-read a classic and realize that you are no longer always seeing through the eyes of the protagonist, but often through the eyes of the protagonist's mother!

Lori said...

Love the pillow! I am reading Deepak Chopra's new book that I have to keep re-reading in sections when my mind drifts away.

Fruenswerk said...

Argghhh I really haven´t time for all the books lying beside me...But "clean up your mess" would be a good one hahahahah..big hugs

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

Love the pillow and always love sharing book suggestions. Right now I am re-reading Catcher in the Rye. Also, enjoying Post Secret...from the Visionary Art Museum exhibit. If you are ever in Baltimore, you MUST visit this museum. We were there for their annual kinectic sculpture race and it was so much fun.

And if you haven't read Ayelet Waldman's Bad Mother, yet...I highly recommend that and her husband's recent book of essays "Manhood for Amateurs".

Happy Reading and Happy De-cluttering!

Kirstin said...

I love the pillow. I am currently staying up past my bedtime reading Life is a Verb. I agree that there is just not time in the day. I think I will try listening to my next book so I can knit at the same time.

Nicole Loper said...

Love the pillow...
I am reading Michelangelo and The Pope's Ceiling. Wonderful read about how the soaring masterpiece came to be with drama to boot!

6512andgrowing said...

Just finished "Without a Map." amazing memoir by Meredith Hall. Who knew teenage pregnancy in the 1960's was like contracting a disease!

Christine E-E said...

Just finished "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein - a quick read!
Skimming - "Leading with Trust" - an employee of an organization that is downsizing... thoughtful ideas.

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