04 September 2007

i'm an open book



delightful miss rachel over at Black Eiffel asked (after reading this), Have there been any other books that have been influential in your life? dozens. i thought a picture or two might be in order. here is my favorite books shelf. {and again, thanks for the inquiry.} i'd love to hear of your all-time favorite titles too.

ps. i've been blogging for a year now! {here's my blog post number one.} i was right, i've been fooled into writing my thoughts, recording my feelings and crafting my heart out. i've started photographing my life more (in hopes i'll look back and my children will say, mom, i can't believe you wore that / bought that / made that.. and what's with dad's facial hair?). i still see blogging as my cliff. though, a year + a day later so many new friends have joined me on this cliff. it's more like a party celebrating who we are from the insides out. i love the view from up here. {and i love the company even more.} thanks for reading. have i said that yet? merci. from the bottom of my heart.

10 comments:

Liz said...

somehow i love that the Power of One and Gone with the Wind are under your thesaurus... inspiring books, let's see, there are so many: The Everyday Work of Art by eric booth, The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp, New Master of Photoshop, Maggie Taylor Landscape of Dreams... okay, I'll leave it at that...

Bridget said...

I liked Girl with a Pearl Earring too. I also love John Steinbeck's East of Eden and Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment. Very dark but very thought provoking.

EliseBlaha said...

i need a faves shelf....
on it would be:
eat, pray, love
julie & julia
anything sw harrison
love life
my scrapbooks

melissa deakin said...

here are three of my favorites:

(1) a novel: Lucia, Lucia by Adrienne Trigiani (if I had to pick a favorite novel...this would be it...i think you will love it too)
(2) She by Kobi Yamada
(this is inspiration)
(3) Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Let me know if you read any of these and thanks for sharing your bookshelf!

Marty: said...

What if you hadn't started blogging? Jumping off that cliff was imperative to the world!!!

amber said...

that peach print is so darn cute!!

maile said...

yay! i'm so glad you did start. your blog adds so much prettiness and inspiration into the world.

ali said...

Happy Anniversary, Marta! Your blog is a pleasure for me and many others, obviously. You're a little ray of sunshine. I'm happy that when your kids do ask "what's with Dad's facial hair?" I'll be able to remember his glory days fondly. But I have a feeling the facial hair might live on....

I just took a photo of my bookshelf, too. :) We must be on the same page, no pun intended.

Good + Happy Day... said...

Happy one year! You've done a great thing and inspired many! My favorite books: Light Years by James Salter and The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje. if I weren't already a writer, these two novels would make me want to be one. Please read if you haven't already!

MK said...

Books that help me to evaluate who I am has been a current read: Without Reservations by Alice Steinbach supported me mentally when I moved to Paris a few years back to find myself... French Women for All Seasons by Mireille Guiliano has taught me about "the 50 percent solution" = eating with half the amount of food being offered and other things French...

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