It's not even like I'm lacking for inspiration. I got tagged, Listicles about one of my favourite things, books, Coffee Chat on Tuesday about another fave, what tv show would you spend a month in, Movita's contest still, premiering the new 'do, endless family updates. The posts could practically write themselves.
Maybe that's the problem, too much going on in this poor head of mine. It can't handle the strain so a time out it is. Time to de-clutter, free up some brain power.
One more thing before I try this Listicles post, comments. It relates, written word and all. Stasha, I love looking at how you see the world through your pictures. I only ever comment on your Listicle posts, not sure why that is but.... Seeing your photography inspires me to try, stress try, to take better pictures myself.
Jacqui and Jamie, your comment systems hate me. If you ever wonder if I drop by, I do. I just can't always let you know. There are a few others but you two seem to be top of the charts right now.
Some processing power freed up, let's try that book post.
I love to read. If you've followed along you already know that. I have hundreds of books, have read thousands. I read everywhere, feel lost if I leave the house without a book, just in case. Narrowing down to 10 is kind of impossible. The most meaningful, helpful, enjoyed? What category, fiction, non, how to, instructional? Oh the choices
I know it's a DVD cover, I couldn't find a picture of the book.
If you're wondering WTF, a kid's book? It's the first book I remember wanting to read. I saw the cover sitting on the bookshelves in the hall that served as the library at Montague Central, my primary school, and it called to me. It began a love affair that has lasted my whole life, reading.
Me in primary school.
Can you find me?
Bonus points if you can find my cousins Sherry, Linda and Shenda
2. That love of reading has translated into full blown word nerd-ism. The how and why of language fascinates me. Needless to say. I have a few books around on the subject.
3 I have my books for the kitchen.
I read everywhere.
5 You will always find a book or two somewhere in/on the never made bed.
Fantasy and Sci Fi are my favourite genres
Two of my latest reads
6 Where I do my deep thinking, and reading. It pays to be prepared.
Yes, first shot of the new 'do.
It's quite a versatile cut.
My taste in books varies depending on my mood.
7 Sometimes I feel a little high brow.
The classics and sporting "the quiff".
All the rage for 2012
See how au courant I am?
8 Sometimes a little "devil may care".
Kicking back with a little Fitzgerald,
or Kafka, O'Neill, Miller, Carroll, Marquez...
9 And after a hard day modelling and primping, well, nothing beats a relaxing soak in the tub. With a good read or two of course. And a beverage. Just to take the edge off.
10 Which brings me to talking about books. A favourite subject.
I recently finished The Hunger Games.
I didn't Love it, I liked it.
Don't get me wrong, I thought it had a good Huxley-esque, Orwellian, Wyndham-ish sort of vibe.
It was just another take on the subject.
A good one but... not unique.
What happens when two of my favourite authors team up?
The hilarious romp that is Good Omens.
The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter. Witch.
Gaiman and Pratchett are genius.
If you like vampire fiction, this is the best.
No Anne Rice or Twilight here.
Hard to find these days but worth the read.
Wow, I got to talk about my books, show off the 'do, play with my camera. My head is practically empty. Speaking of which, thank you for the support last week and for not pointing out I was a week early in my gushing about Movita's cake. And now the secret is out. More on all of that this week before the deadline on the 27th.
This post wouldn't be complete with out a little praise for Minion #1. He suffered through the process and took pictures for me. I had my hands full being the model, art director and editor. But I did spring for sushi so don't feel too bad for him.
Don't forget to drop by Stasha's and see all the books that made the list this week.