Sunday, March 18, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?






 

What I Finished Last Week


Turn Right at Machu Picchu
(review coming soon)

The Lost City of Z
(review coming soon)


 
What I Received in the Mail Last Week

Five beautiful picture books from iPg:



Story of a Cockroach

Zaira and the Dolphins

Manual de brujas


What I'm Reading Now






What are you reading today?!



It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! As part of this weekly meme Book Journey loves to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme. Book Journey offers a weekly contest for those who visit 10 or more of the Monday Meme participants and leave a comment telling BJ how many you visited.

Sunday Salon: Spring Break...in the Amazon?



I was sick over spring break.

(Thank you for that lovely "Awww!" I needed to hear that.)

Coughing. Aching. Chills.

So I was forced to do nothing this spring break but...read.

(Which is how I would have spent spring break anyway, right?
Albeit without the coughing, aching, and chills.)

For reasons that I cannot possibly ascertain, I spent my favorite reading hours this spring break 
in South America. First I traveled with Mark Adams as he retraced the steps of
Machu Picchu discoverer Hiram Bingham. Then I went off with City of Z explorer Percy Fawcett
across the Amazon jungle.

Hiram and Percy led us through "insatiable thirst, skull-splitting headaches, and uncontrollable shivering," as we were "spitting up mouthfuls of blood." We tramped through lands with tribes of natives who "captured prisoners...they either kept...forever or roasted them to devour in their banquets." Swimming in the waters of the Amazon were not only the feared piranhas, the so-called "vampire fish of Brazil," but the horrifying candiru, a creature that is known for lodging in human orifices. Some of us contracted espundia, which "destroys the flesh around the mouth, nose, and limbs, as if the person were slowly dissolving" and others  found maggots growing inside our open wounds.

Delightful, right?

Somehow I have survived all these horrors and,
though we never found the golden City of Z,
I am, happily, able to complete a sentence or two without incessant coughing.
Just in time to return to work tomorrow....



Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Top Ten Books That Take Place in Paris



There you have it.
The ten best books set in Paris.

How about you?
Do you have suggestions for my list?




Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

Monday, March 12, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?






 

What I Finished Last Week

The Odds: A Love Story by Stewart O'Nan

Signs of Life by Natalie Taylor


 
What I'm Received in the Mail

The Book Club Cook Book


Woody Guthrie's Riding In My Car



What I Might Read Next

I have no idea.

Suggestions?

I've got a whole week off.



What are you reading today?!



It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! As part of this weekly meme Book Journey loves to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme. Book Journey offers a weekly contest for those who visit 10 or more of the Monday Meme participants and leave a comment telling BJ how many you visited.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Top Ten Book Covers

Top Ten Book Covers

A random selection of ten book covers that delighted me,
covers that only hinted at the wonderfulness inside.

Martin's Big Words

The Arrival by Shaun Tan

Jumanji

Blackout

Window

An Egg is Quiet

People by Peter Spier
Little Red Riding Hood by Trina Schart Hyman

I Ain't Gonna Paint No More
The Napping House
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

Monday, March 5, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?








 






What I Finished Last Week

Nothing.

But I'm almost finished with...



 
What I'm Reading Now


Christian Meditation: Your Daily Practice (Paperback) ~ Laurence... Cover Art

Jacket



(Can you tell that I spent this weekend at a retreat?!)




What are you reading today?!



It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! As part of this weekly meme Book Journey loves to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme. Book Journey offers a weekly contest for those who visit 10 or more of the Monday Meme participants and leave a comment telling BJ how many you visited.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Top Ten Books I'd Give A Theme Song To



Here are the theme songs I'd assign ten favorite books:

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POLLYANNA with WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD

Pollyanna (Pollyanna #1)


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A FINE BALANCE with QUE SERA SERA

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THE GIVING TREE with YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE

The Giving Tree

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THE GOOD EARTH with I WILL SURVIVE


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RHODA with RESPECT

Rhoda: A Life in Stories

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TRAVELING MERCIES with YOU RAISE ME UP


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OH, THE PLACES YOU'LL GO with
FEELIN' GROOVY


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FAMILY MATTERS with BLOWIN' IN THE WIND


 
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ANGRY HOUSEWIVES EATING BON BONS with
WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS


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1Q84 with YOU REALLY GOT ME



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What did you pick?
What books did you give theme songs to?



Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!


And don't forget!

and...
and Paris to the Past and...
All Kinds of Kisses!
And it's international!


Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.