Month: November 2010

Dear Mr. James…

Happy Friday

tumblr: Nov 18
Happy Friday everyone! What do you have planned this weekend? I’m taking off early today to hang out with my bff, who is visiting from Paris. We’re driving down the coast for a couple days of relaxation, reading and sunshine. I just got Kazuo Ishiguro’s “Nocturnes.” I can’t wait to start it. I’m also bringing an assortment of fashion magazines
and the latest issue of New York magazine. (There’s a really interesting story on James Frey…)

Thank you to everyone who friended me on tumblr (sorry, i know i’m mixing social media terms). Anyway, I’ve been enjoying all your pages!

Have a lovely, lovely weekend!

(Photo, above, is a snapshot from my tumblr archive. Image credits are there.)

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Darcy on Twitter

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Ok, I admit it. I’m an Internet addicted Janeite. So here it is, my latest discovery: Darcy on Twitter (created by the lovely Austen Pride.)

The Colin Firth Darcy is the best, don’t you think? And I love the bio:  “Currently unemployed, living off my considerable assets. Dislikes: gold diggers. Likes: lively women with fine eyes.”

Following 5 people (so typical)
Followed by 125,000
Updates: 17

Retweet indeed!

 

 

Giveaway: Patti Smith’s "Just Kids" (CLOSED)

In honor of Patti Smith’s National Book Award win this week I’m giving away a new copy of
her book, “Just Kids.”

So leave a comment here. The winner will be announced on Monday!

AND THE WINNER IS: Someone in Jogja City!

So, what are you reading now?

Florence, Italy
At the moment, I’m reading Edith Wharton’s “Italian Backgrounds.” I’ve read lots of travel diaries about Italy, but Wharton’s is amazing, like some delicious multi-layered tiramisu. You can’t decide which is more lovely — the subject or the prose.

This is escapist reading at its most, well, ravishing…

Photo by StopKatie.

1.8 million views on a video about…a pop up book??


I’m amazed at the number of YouTube views on this:  1,812,556 to be exact.

Any theory on why?

Maybe people find novelty in watching a video about something you can’t  do on a Kindle?

Regardless, it gives me hope that print — and pop up books — live on…

Patti Smith Wins


Some very cool news:  The National Book Foundation just announced that Smith’s autobiography “Just Kids,” covering her years as muse to photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, won a National Book Award this year in the non-fiction category.

More winners here.

Add: Smith recently told Galleycat that writing is like exercise.

 “You have to commit to doing it and you have to do it every day,” she said.

I wonder if blogging counts?


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