Monday, June 07, 2010

Books, Check Um' Out

I've been trying to spend more of my free time reading lately. 
Amanda recommended this book, The Art Student's War and I just finished reading it. 
I fell in love with it. 
I couldn't help but imagine that the main character, Bea, looked like Amanda.
Bea Paradiso will always be Amanda in my mind.

This is the short stack of books that I am working on right now.
Nothing compared to my dear Daniel who lives for the written word. 
Sometimes I think he does enough reading for the both of us. 
But then I get "hooked" on a good book and think, he is the lucky one. 

Do you have a special book to recommend?
I would love to hear about it. 


Amanda Atkins said...

Aw, Kat, you made my night. I'm glad you loved the book! It was truly wonderful.

Tiffany said...

since starting my job at deseret book ive gained access to a fair i really liked was called her good name... and the hour glass door and golden spiral...ooh i loved the hunger games!!!

Hearthandmade said...

im guna check it out! Have you read 'The Gift'? About craftyness? x

Deja said...

I love Tess, so I'm giddy that's in your stack there.

For some reason, the book that popped in my head was Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet. Maybe you've read it? I don't know what Dan would think of that recommendation, but I think it's such a lovely little book, full of pretty, happy, encouraging stuff, even if you're not the one who wears the poet-pants. I love that book.

Sam said...

Oh wow...The Art Student's War looks really good! I am off to check it out on Amazon. I have no really great book recommendations at the moment, but I did just get through Julie Andrews' memoir (which is more of her early years/Broadway experience) and I loved it. I love theater stuff!

Carol Anne said...

I loved Eat, Pray, Love I hope you enjoy it too.

I'm currently reading my way through some really boring, but hopefully eventually helpful photography books. So I suppose I don't have any recommendations at the moment either.

Kristen said...

Those look good..I want to read Tess of the blah blah because it sounds like it will make me more sophisticated and mysterious. Or not. Have you read The Help? One of my fav read this year - about the south so you might like it.