Friday, September 12, 2008

Friday: books and blanks

1. I enjoy a well-told story, a beautiful photograph, a nice meal out, a walk on the beach, a colourful sunset ...
2. How fast time always seems to disappear is something I wonder about often lately.
3. In your heart, you knew it could never be.
4. Take a goofy cat, add a little string and you end up with a comedy routine.
5. Life has gifted me with three silly boys (=one husband and two cats).
6. Getting lost in a good book is an instant vacation.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to reading more of Perfume, tomorrow my plans include maybe going out for dinner and Sunday, I want to read or work on a photo project!

Here are the most recent additions to my wishlist:
The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent (after reading cariboumom's review)
The Gravedigger's Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates (after BooksPlease mentioned it)
A Fine and Private Place by Peter Beagle (after reading Nymeth's review)
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (after reading Gentle Reader's review)

And if you haven't already, you have just a couple of days left to enter to win a copy of The Heretic Queen (or Nefertiti) by Michelle Moran over at Books 'N Border Collies. Click here for info on the prizes and to enter. Oh and let her know I sent you.

BTW, I added a button in my sidebar that will take you to my photo blog. I do hope you'll stop by.


  1. I LOVE that button!!! How cool! I'm looking forward to your photo project if you do it :-) and I loved your answer to #1.

  2. I can't enter. No one sends books outside of US/Canada any more. I am on look out for Canadian books and can't seem to get any in India. A pity!

    Check out my finds!

  3. Janet- It's the correct make and model of my camera too. I just found the image, added the text and presto! :)

    gautami tripathy- I'm in Japan and I entered! I know most of the giveaways are restricted to the US or US/Canada but this one is open to international entries as well. I usually only post about the international ones. And I know what you mean- it can be hard to find Canadian books here too.

  4. My answer to #6 was almost the same as yours :-). Enjoy your weekend!

  5. I'm about to start The Heretic's Daughter myself. I'll be interested to see what you think! :-)

  6. I read 'The Heretic's Daughter's' back in July and loved it. It made my recommended list for this year.

  7. Hi Nat :)

    I agree with #2 it's been on my mind lately, #3 is sort of like mine and I need to get my camera back out, it has been a while

  8. Great answer for #1. Have a good Friday and a wonderful weekend!

  9. We talked about you :) Siri and I. About the book you had signed for me. See below URL.

  10. Florinda- I think several of us said almost the same thing for #6. Not surprising really. :)

    Marie- Lucky you! Unless I somehow manage to win a copy I probably won't get it until it's out in paperback. Hope you enjoy it.

    Marcia- It sounds like a great read. Glad to hear you loved it.

    Madeleine- I've barely taken any photos lately either. I can't wait for the weather to cool off so we can get out on the weekends again.

    Desert Diva- Thanks. Hope you have a wonderful weekend too!

    Cathrine- I'm glad you got to see Siri in person! But I don't see a URL. Could you email it to me?

  11. have a great weekend! i read wendy's review of The Heretic's Daughter today too ... yes, very interesting!

    my fill-ins are here.

  12. alison- I have to stop reading everyone's good reviews. My wishlist is beyond long! :P

  13. Loved your comment about cats. It is so true!

    Have a good weekend.


  14. I check your photo blog every day - just haven't been leaving comments. You've been posting some fabulous shots, making me think I should get out more often with my camera. You really have a great eye and are very talented.

  15. cj- One of our cats is especially silly! He'll play with just about anything and is always making us laugh.

    Les- Aw, thank you! We haven't been out to take pictures in ages. I can't wait for the weather to cool off.


Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I love hearing from you and I read every single one!

P.S. In an effort to eliminate spam, I moderate all comments, so there will most likely be a delay between when you submit the comment and when it appears on the post. Please let me know if you have any trouble leaving comments here, and you can also chat with me on Twitter, if you prefer. Happy Reading!