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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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.
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.
I love yellow and blue together too. I always worry my paintings will end up with what I call “the IKEA factor” 🙂
Oh no, are those their colors??
Thank you for the recommendations! The Brooklyn Bridge one and Hubert’s Freaks sound perfect.
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.
Same with me, (about not knowing her) and now I can’t remember where I was hearing about here.