Reading Recommendations Please

February 24th, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized

My plan for the day: swim and read. After I finish New York Diaries I will need something escapist but great. Any recommendations?

I love this sign. I’ve always been attracted to shades of yellow and blue together. A couple painters I’ve loved also worked with yellow and blue a lot, who were they?? Of course I don’t remember because I no longer possess a working brain.

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  1. 6 Responses to “Reading Recommendations Please”

  2. By Citizen Reader on Feb 24, 2012

    I like that sign too. I really like the whole picture–I like the guy fiddling with his iPod looking so serious too.

    Ooh, something great to read. Have you already read Hubert’s Freaks? (http://www.powells.com/biblio/1-9780156033084-1) And a fantastic, REALLY interesting book of photography, called The Oxford Project (http://www.powells.com/biblio/2-9781599620879-0)? The latter is a collection of pictures of small-town residents in 1984 and again 20 years later–it’s AMAZING to see how people change (or don’t) over 20 years, and to read their stories. I think you’d really enjoy it.

    Have fun!

  3. By Karen (the one in North Carolina) on Feb 24, 2012

    In no particular order (what I have on my Nook right now):

    Babel No More: The Search for the World’s Most Extraordinary Language Learners

    Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

    Pity the Billionaire: The Hard Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right

    (This one may be of most interest to you): The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge

    Just a few out of the 84 books I have on the Nook.

  4. By nadine on Feb 24, 2012

    I love yellow and blue together too. I always worry my paintings will end up with what I call “the IKEA factor” 🙂

  5. By Stacy Horn on Feb 25, 2012

    Oh no, are those their colors??

    Thank you for the recommendations! The Brooklyn Bridge one and Hubert’s Freaks sound perfect.

  6. By nadine on Feb 25, 2012

    I just started reading “Paris Stories” by Mavis Gallant. I am embarrassed to admit I have been unaware of her until a recent radio documentary. I am only a handful of pages in, but her writing style has captured me.

  7. By Stacy Horn on Feb 28, 2012

    Same with me, (about not knowing her) and now I can’t remember where I was hearing about here.

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