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Chloe Made me Do It

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Actually, I need to thank you, Chloe. Because your bedside photo meme made me clean up and take stock of what was residing by my bed. Books, books and more books. Some of them stayed and some of them went to the bookshelf, having already been read. Here's what was there:

"Baby Proof", by Emily Giffin. This is her third book. The first two were better, but this one is still very good. I am currently reading this one.

"The Five People You Meet in Heaven" by Mitch Alboom. He is the author of "Tuesdays with Morrie", one of my most favourite books. I will be reading it next.

"Prodigal Summer" by Barabara Kingsolver. Dreamy reading. I pick it up every now and then and pick up where I left off.

"Honeymoon with my Brother" by Franz Wisner. I saw this guy on a t.v. interview and his story sounds strangely hilarious. He was left at the alter and decided to go on his honeymoon anyway. This one remains on my "To-Read" list.

"The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd. She's an amazing author, but I need to be in the right mood to read this one.

"Good Night, Sleep Tight" by Kim West. This is a book about sleeping strategies for babies and toddlers. My babe is sleeping wonderfully so I don't need this book anymore. Anyone out there need a book about how to get your young children to sleep properly?...

"Tao Teh Ching" by Lao Tzu. It is my gospel. I read it and re-read it.

"From Love Field: Our Final Hours with President JFK" by Nellie Connally. This was a bargain table buy. I have always been fascinated with JFK and the "scandal" surrounding his assasination. I've already read it, so it has moved to the donate pile.

"Black Like Me" by John Howard Griffin. A classic read. I have read it, but kept it by my bedside, because I want to read the ending again.

"Sleeping Beauty" by Philip Margolin. This is by the beach reading. I have read all the other Philip Margolin books, and this one is my least favourite. I know, because I have two chapters left to read and by this point, I can't remember what the bok is about, so I'd likely need to start the whole think over again. Not likely.

In addition to these books, I had several copies of Vanity Fair, at least half a dozen book marks, and a reading light.

Mr. C's side. My weather fetish is rubbing off on him. And don't worry; there aren't really dangerous explosives in that box. It's a WWI antique. To each his own.... :)

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    you are sleeping next to the dust buster. oh that's so endearing Cathy, honestly it is!
    so many books! when do you sleep.
    I am going to show Mr C's explosives to M and he is going to be so jealous.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    The dust buster is only there to prove I dusted and cleaned :)

    I read at night, sometimes until very late. That's why I hate mornings. I can't get out of bed....

    Now you need to show a photo of M's side :)

  1. Blogger Ben said:

    The JFK book sounds interesting. Like you, I've always been interested the cover up stories etc.

    That WW1 box is cool.

  1. Blogger Connie and Rob said:

    Maybe that is what I need to do...jump on the wagon and get to cleaning. Then I will take a picture!! We can bend Chloe's rules a little.

    Your pictures look great!

    Take care,

  1. Anonymous Franc said:

    The idea of the basket is great!!

  1. Blogger erikku said:

    You read a lot don't you?

    I need to find a bedside table like that.

  1. Blogger just sayin' said:

    I love that you have a Dustbuster by your bed.

  1. Blogger fb said:

    I don't actually have a bedside table...

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    Cathy..I haven't picked up a book in a year..My concentration has just not been into it..I'm thinking more and more each day I need to get my mind off things and pick up a good book to read. "Honeymoon with my Brother" could possibly be the one..Thanx for the book ideas :)

  1. Anonymous Anonymous said:

    that box is so cool!

  1. Blogger vani said:

    the "5 people you meet in heaven" is excellent! i think you'll like it. :)

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    I think I've read every book there is on the JFK conspiracy; I don't really think there is one now...
    Mr. C and I bought that explosives box in an antique market in Ontario, Canada, and we both loved it; somehow it has now become Mr. C's bedside table!

    Yes! Do it! I am looking forward to being nosy.

    Welcome! I have loads of baskets; for books, toys, flowers, you name it. Somehow things don't look as clutterd when they're neatly placed ina basket. It's a good way to conceal a mess.

    I do, and I just bought another book today! One about Isreal so I can better understand the context for what is going on there now.

    A bedside basket or explosives box?..take you pick :)

    Just sayin'
    The dust buster usually isnt' there...it's proof that I dusted for the photo :)

    Now there's something you should set about fixing...

    I think you would like it; it has just come out in trade paperback. If not this one, you shoudl check out "What Remains" by Carole Radziwell; it is a true story as well, if that's what you;re in the mood for. But it's sad, very very sad. Otherwise the honeymoon book would be a good, funny read.

    We thought so too! We get quite a number of comments on it. When we moved to this house, the movers wanted to know what it was all about!

    I am looking forward to reading it...

  1. Blogger H.E.Eigler said:

    I've been thinking of picking up The Secret Life of Bees for a while. Maybe in my next trip to the bookstore?
    Nice to "meet" you.(I surfed over from Blackcrag's place.)


  1. Blogger Supermans Foot said:

    I thought the point was that you dont read

  1. Blogger Egan said:

    Thanks for stopping by my old blog and commenting. You can find my real one here.

    I get this feeling your a Canadian based on your profile information. I also get this feeling you like Molson.

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    he doesn't have a bedside table or basket, or box or anything. His side is close to the drawers so he just reaches out and leaves his glasses and book there.

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    I love the basket for the books. I have just a big pile because the table's too small to hold mine.

    Too dusty for photographs still :) (Must clean soon - I've been away!)

  1. Blogger SkyeBlue2U said:

    LOL! :)

  1. Anonymous poet said:

    we've got a bookcase over run, and many, many boxes of books. we both like to read,but k does it more than i do. i enjoy reading, when i have the time, which is hardly ever. i do most of my reading on blogs here and there. have a good day. enjoy your weekend. poet

  1. Blogger Meow said:

    You have a lovely selection of books, Cathy. I have that Barbara Kingsolver one beside my bed too, and do the same thing as you, read a bit here and there.
    Hope you are well.
    Take care, Meow

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