Celebrating Thirsty Thursday chillin’ at home with pups & falafel! Babaganoush! (Taken with Instagram at Conchita & Mark’s SPOT!)

Celebrating Thirsty Thursday chillin’ at home with pups & falafel! Babaganoush! (Taken with Instagram at Conchita & Mark’s SPOT!)

Have no fear of perfection— you’ll never reach it.
Salvador Dalí (via libraryland)
Fragments by Richard Schickel is a rare opportunity to see into the unconscious psyche of America’s sex symbol…a collections of notes, doodles, poems, letters…this work attempts to capture Marilyn not as we would have seen her, but as she saw herself…it is amazing. I high recommend it…and images of the actual handwritten scrawls are included…beautifully compelling!
I am so thankful to the friend who knew me well enough to gift this to me…thank you Jess’…xxx c

Fragments by Richard Schickel is a rare opportunity to see into the unconscious psyche of America’s sex symbol…a collections of notes, doodles, poems, letters…this work attempts to capture Marilyn not as we would have seen her, but as she saw herself…it is amazing. I high recommend it…and images of the actual handwritten scrawls are included…beautifully compelling!

I am so thankful to the friend who knew me well enough to gift this to me…thank you Jess’…xxx c

So…after a debauched firmware update…my Nook was caput! So I called B&N and they sent me a new one FREE! Which I received in 2 days! Oh joy…back to my bibliophile ways!!!

So…after a debauched firmware update…my Nook was caput! So I called B&N and they sent me a new one FREE! Which I received in 2 days! Oh joy…back to my bibliophile ways!!!

I just finished the start of a new vampy suspense series by Christopher Buecheler, The Blood That Bonds. I originally picked it up because it was FREE on Nook…still it had solid reviews and since i read at least one or two books a week I thought it was a good gamble…and it was. While the actual technical writing is only fair, the author does a great job of creating characters that you really care about and then creating a backdrop and plotline that send you on an emotional ride…definitely a cliff hanger ending…but if you are in the mood for a quick read with a kick ass main character and a world where vamps abound…give this one a shot! xxx c

I just finished the start of a new vampy suspense series by Christopher Buecheler, The Blood That Bonds. I originally picked it up because it was FREE on Nook…still it had solid reviews and since i read at least one or two books a week I thought it was a good gamble…and it was. While the actual technical writing is only fair, the author does a great job of creating characters that you really care about and then creating a backdrop and plotline that send you on an emotional ride…definitely a cliff hanger ending…but if you are in the mood for a quick read with a kick ass main character and a world where vamps abound…give this one a shot! xxx c



Skull(English Translation)
Here comes the waterDown the slope,And my skullIs getting wet.
Death, a skeleton,Neither fat, nor skinny.A homemade skeleton,Stuck together with wax.*
*This probably refers to the skulls and skeletons that are made to decorate the alters for the dead.

Here’s the original version in Spanish…

Calavera (En Español)
Ahi viene el aguaPor la ladera,Y se me mojaMi calavera.
La muerte calaca,Ni gorda, ni flaca.La muerte casera,Pegada con cera.

—Unknown Mexican Poet

Skull
(English Translation)

Here comes the water
Down the slope,
And my skull
Is getting wet.

Death, a skeleton,
Neither fat, nor skinny.
A homemade skeleton,
Stuck together with wax.*

*This probably refers to the skulls and skeletons that are made to decorate the alters for the dead.

Here’s the original version in Spanish…

Calavera 
(En Español)

Ahi viene el agua
Por la ladera,
Y se me moja
Mi calavera.

La muerte calaca,
Ni gorda, ni flaca.
La muerte casera,
Pegada con cera.

—Unknown Mexican Poet

The Blood That Bonds, Christopher Buecheler -NEW READ! (Taken with instagram)

The Blood That Bonds, Christopher Buecheler -NEW READ! (Taken with instagram)

I will find you,” he whispered in my ear. “I promise. If I must endure two hundred years of purgatory, two hundred years without you—then that is my punishment, which I have earned for my crimes. For I have lied, and killed, and stolen; betrayed and broken trust. But there is the one thing that shall lie in the balance. When I shall stand before God, I shall have one thing to say, to weigh against the rest.”
His voice dropped, nearly to a whisper, and his arms tightened around me.
“Lord, ye gave me a rare woman, and God! I loved her well.

Dragonfly in Amber, Diana Gabaldon

ONE of my many little book vignettes…xxx c

ONE of my many little book vignettes…xxx c

Reading The Queen’s Blade, first in a series by TC Southwell.
It is a historical fantasy/drama/romance/adventure and quite well written especially considering it is a FREE DOWNLOAD on Nook Now!
Get it, xxx c

Reading The Queen’s Blade, first in a series by TC Southwell.

It is a historical fantasy/drama/romance/adventure and quite well written especially considering it is a FREE DOWNLOAD on Nook Now!

Get it, xxx c