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July 31, 2010

I’ve decided to cut myself off from the internet in favour of spending the day with these:

In case you can’t quite make out some of the titles, Memories of Muhammad by Omid Safi, Red Gold by Alan Furst, Seraph on the Suwanee by Zora Neale Hurston, and The Jaguar Smile by Salman Rushdie are my current books. With a bit of focus, I should be able to finish them all by this evening. :)

While getting the book photograph off of my camera, I came across this one, which my sister took at the Natural History Museum in Denver (which is a wonderfully fun place to goof around with a camera)…I’m an Aries, so she had me channel my inner ram and grow some horns. ;)

Until tomorrow!

59 Comments leave one →
  1. July 31, 2010 6:33 am

    Enjoy your time away from the PC!

  2. July 31, 2010 6:42 am

    Happy Reading!

  3. July 31, 2010 7:20 am

    From one Aries to another, that is such a fun photo. Enjoy your reading time! (Such an ambitious – but fun! – day you have planned.)

  4. July 31, 2010 7:45 am

    Sounds like a good way to spend the day, Eva! (Much better than the major cleaning projects I have lined up.) Enjoy!!! (And I hope you like The Jaguar Smile, since I actually already own that one.)

    P.S.–Geez, you’re adorable even with horns. :D

    • August 3, 2010 10:23 pm

      I did enjoy Jaguar Smile! You already own the best books Debi: I’m jealous of your personal library. :D

  5. July 31, 2010 8:14 am

    Have a good time reading! I will be spending the day stressing about (a) jobs; (b) birthday presents I can’t afford but I have to get because I love the people whose birthdays are happening; and (c) packing. But I will try to sneak in some reading of my social history of the 1930s. :)

    • August 3, 2010 10:24 pm

      Oh man, I HATE the (b) things you describe! Sometimes I wish birthdays would just be postponed until I’m healthy and can work. :)

  6. July 31, 2010 8:33 am

    I always try and limit my computer time on the weekends as well. Enjoy your books! Great photo, too.

    • August 3, 2010 10:24 pm

      Thanks Danielle! If I don’t consciously ban myself from the computer for awhile, I’m on it way too frequently.

  7. notjustlaura permalink
    July 31, 2010 9:22 am

    Enjoy your reading :)

  8. July 31, 2010 10:10 am

    Cute picture :) My plan for the day is to bake cookies & read at the beach. Ah, weekends.

    • August 3, 2010 10:24 pm

      Oh, those plans sounds marvelous. I’m jealous you have a beach to read at. ;)

  9. July 31, 2010 10:23 am

    This looks like a very fun plan! I’m a big fan of Alan Furst, who’s the perfect summer read. Have fun with it all.

    • August 3, 2010 10:25 pm

      Isn’t Furst fun? I’m still discovering him, but I loved Night Soldiers.

  10. July 31, 2010 11:18 am

    Have fun with your reading! Love the horns!

  11. July 31, 2010 11:34 am

    Happy reading! You are sure to enjoy those great selections. And love that museum too. My husband is from Denver so we get out that way from time to time.

    • August 3, 2010 10:25 pm

      Cool! There was a MARVELOUS Native American exhibit…I don’t know if it’s permanent or not, but I loved it.

  12. Kathleen permalink
    July 31, 2010 11:41 am

    Enjoy your day away from the computer and lots of reading instead! Cute pic!

  13. July 31, 2010 12:37 pm

    Cute picture. Have fun reading! I wish I were doing that! Instead, I’m trying not to be frustrated at a freelance design disaster. Ugh.

    • August 3, 2010 10:25 pm

      Eek! I hope your disaster sorts itself out.

  14. July 31, 2010 12:43 pm

    Have a fun day reading! I wish I could join in but I feel like there is always something going on that keeps me from spending a whole day reading. I think once the weather gets cooler, that will change.

    • August 3, 2010 10:26 pm

      Thanks Lola! I ended up reading until about 4pm, and then I’d finished up all the books. :) I find it easier to read in cooler weather too!

  15. July 31, 2010 1:49 pm

    Enjoy your reading!!

  16. July 31, 2010 2:35 pm

    When you return tell us about Seraph on the Suwanee. I have it on the shelf but haven’t read it yet. I enjoyed Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God very much.

    • August 3, 2010 10:26 pm

      I have so much to say about Seraph on the Suwanee; I hope to get a post up on it this week! It was my second after Their Eyes Were Watching God and only cemented my love for Hurston. :)

  17. She permalink
    July 31, 2010 2:48 pm

    Great photo and enjoy your reading!

  18. July 31, 2010 3:03 pm

    An excellent decision! Enjoy your reading!
    And that is a great picture. :)


    • August 3, 2010 10:27 pm

      Thanks Tiina! It’s ironic how blogging both takes away from and enriches my reading all at once, eh?

  19. July 31, 2010 3:42 pm

    Love the photo! Hope the day was great.

  20. July 31, 2010 6:21 pm

    Eva you are absolutely adorable in that picture!

  21. July 31, 2010 6:33 pm

    Looking admiringly at the Zora Neale Hurston book.

    Great photo!

    • August 3, 2010 10:29 pm

      It’s a book deserving of admiration! ;)

  22. July 31, 2010 6:48 pm

    Such a very cute picture of you ^_^

  23. July 31, 2010 8:29 pm

    Oh, to read four books in a day. Happy reading! Fun picture!

    • August 3, 2010 10:29 pm

      I was finishing them up, rather than starting & finishing them all in one day. I only did that w/ Jaguar Smile…the others I was at least 100 pages into already. ;)

  24. July 31, 2010 9:55 pm

    I hope you enjoyed your reading! I spent a great deal of time today reading as well and I hope you were more productive than I was (I kept falling asleep-I blame the mono, not the books).

  25. August 1, 2010 1:27 am

    I hope you enjoyed your reading! Did you manage to finish all books?

  26. August 1, 2010 4:31 am

    Wow, 4 books in one day? Call me green with envy! :)

    The braid is cute! Just like you! :)

    • August 3, 2010 10:30 pm

      Thanks Heather! :) And I was already halfway through one of them, and 100 pgs into another two, so it wasn’t quite as much reading as it looks. hehe

  27. August 1, 2010 8:59 am

    Some great titles there, can’t wait to hear your thoughts. Also, lovely picture!

  28. August 1, 2010 8:15 pm

    Hope you got a lot of reading done. Cute photo! :)

  29. August 4, 2010 3:37 pm

    I’m all about computer-free time. Otherwise I’d never get any reading done. Granted though I’m always behind on my blog reading! Ack.

    You look adorable – such a cute shot!

  30. August 8, 2010 3:42 am

    Always good to take time off to read a good book – I’m impressed at your list though. I hope you managed to get through them all :)


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