Friday, July 24, 2015

ICAD July 15-24

Splatters and scribbles and drips and smears are all I want to do this summer.
This year's index cards are certainly "of a kind."

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Have you read any good books lately?  I've started and not finished about a dozen books recently because I just can't find anything that grabs me.  I'm going on vacation in early August and need some good suggestions on what to read!

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  1. I recently read Get Real by Westlake, about a hand of thieves who get recruited to do reality TV. It was funny, but not as good as What's The Worst That Could Happen? which is earlier in the same series.

    Other than that, I've mostly been on a Lord Peter Wimsey kick. And lots of Harry Potter fanfic, but that's probably not what you're looking for :)

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    1. like the premise of "get real" - gonna check it out.

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  2. Did you read "Euphoria" by L.King? I couldn't put it down! It's the only book I've finished in what seems like months. (Don't be turned off by the Harlequin Romance description...it was not very romancey.)
    I love your ICADs. They're so pretty!

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    1. that one's been on my list for a while. glad to hear you liked it.

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  3. Love your ICADs--can see them blown up poster size on my white walls! Just finished "Still Life with Breadcrumbs" by Anna Quindlen--interesting take on how we reinvent ourselves throughout our lives.
    My all time fave vacation reads are Prince of Tides and Jurassic Park! read them both over and over.

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    1. I like Anna Quindlen in general. Can't remember if I ever read Prince of Tides. I get the feeling I did, but maybe I'm just remembering the movie.

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  4. LOVE your cards. Who has time to read?

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  5. Check out Florence Gordon about a feisty old lady; Dorothy Must Die (Oz is not what you thought it was; I enjoyed this and I'm not even an Oz fan); Where'd You Go, Bernadette (fast and fun to read); Man at the Helm (girls set out on a quest to find a man for their mom); and Uprooted (fantasy/sci-fi - loved it)

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    1. Bernadette was great fun - read it a few months ago. gonna check out the others.

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  6. Yummy popsicle color fun. I really like the one with the tag bits on it. Glad you are kind of back, me too. Have you gone to Rangely yet? Isn't that your Maine spot? xox

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    1. We aren't going to make it to Rangeley this year, but we are heading out next week for two weeks on a small lake in Acton Maine (right on the NH border). Looking forward to some family R&R.

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  7. Ann Patchett. Bel canto most famous but Magicians Assistant is my fave. also her essays with title something like Happy Marriage. Laurain's Red Notebook. Ruth Ozekis My Year of Meats. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.

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    1. I love Ann Patchett! Have read all her books. And I really liked My Year of Meats. Gonna check out those others.

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  8. I would go with the Complete Stories of Saki by HH Munro, or Forever Amber if you want an old fashioned bodice-ripper.

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    1. not opposed to the occasional bodice-ripper - especially on vacation!

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  9. olive Kittredge is a must read...anything by david Sedaris, humourist...gone girl...dark places...by Gillian Flynn...val mcdermid and Lynda laplante are both excellent uk thriller writers...bird by bird and many others by anne lamott...inspirational and down to earth...pilgrim at tinker's creek and many others by annie dillard...classics

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    1. funny - I've read all of Elizabeth Strout's other books and never got around to Olive Kittredge. One of these days...
      I tried reading Gone Girl and I was so stressed out I had to stop. I'm kind of a wimp that way. Love Anne Lamott. Can't think of why I've never read any Annie Dillard- seems like I should have - adding to the list!

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  10. I like these too. They're like mini stories on mini canvases.

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  11. I LOVE MY CARD SO MUCH I COULD SPIT!!

    It's up on our bar because it's gorgeous there.

    Thank you SO much!

    xox
    Chrissy

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  12. I don't finish anything. My whole life has become not finishing anything. I'll be shocked if I finish this comment. I love these flourishes you've put on your icads. I miss you. Hope you had a great summer. Maybe I'll finish something. Join instagram so I can see stuff. I probably will actually finish this com

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