Books and Cupcakes - September Photo Challenge - Day 1 - Introduce Yourself
I don’t normally post selfies. But here I am holding up the third volume of my hand written book diary. I’ve been keeping a list of books I’ve read since 1987 because I had realized I couldn’t remember to the title of a book I wanted to re-read.
A Labor Day cartoon by Danny Shanahan.
In California Labor Day means its time for the locals to revisit the beaches now that the tourists have gone home. :)
Paul Klee, A Young Lady’s Adventure (Watercolour on paper), 1922
Paul Klee always reminds me of fifth and sixth grade. The teacher I had for those two years had her room decorated with tons of posters of his work.
Here’s the run down of the books I read and reviewed in August 2014. Of the books I reviewed, 74% of them were ones I purchased. Despite that, review copies are holding steady at 10%.
Adult books edged out children and YA fiction for the first time in 2 and a half years of tracking age groups.
Photographer braves I-beams over 5th street, New York. 1905
Well technically wouldn’t it be two photographers brave the i-beams over 5th street? Who took the photo? And can you imagine lugging that equipment up there? That’s a HUGE device he’s holding.
Books and Cupcakes August Photo Challenge - Day 31 - Books Read
This pile represents about half of the books I read in August. The others I’ve already returned to the library.
The full list is:
- Bad Luck Girl by Sarah Zettel
- Blandings’ Way by Eric Hodgins
- Cleopatra in Space #1: Target Practice by Mike Maihack
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
- Divergent by Veronica Roth
- The Elevator Family by Douglas Evans
- Ink by Amanda Sun
- The Long Mars by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
- Monsters: An Owner’s Guide by Jonathan Emmett
- Unfed by Kirsty McKay
- The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
- Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel
- Blankets by Craig Thompson
- David Hockney: A Bigger Picture by Tim Barringer
- The Gray Prince by Jack Vance
- Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton
- J. C. Leyendecker by Michael Schau
- Lost Cat by Roger Mader
- The Numberlys by William Joyce
- Outside In by Sarah Ellis
- Seven Wild Sisters: A Modern Fairy Tale by Charles de Lint
- Sin Titulo by Cameron Stewart
- Spacedog by Hendrik Dorgathen
- Sticks and Stones by Peter Kuper
- The World’s Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne
Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami / Bloomsbury
Cover and illustration by Celia Arellano
Murakami’s books always get the most beautiful covers.