12 December 2009

Novels I forgot! OMG!

What about the following books . . . now I don't know what to do.  I'll have to re-juggle that top 10, I know that.

  1. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  2. Dogs of God by Pinckney Benedict
  3. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
Sigh. I don't know . . . I probably just love books too much to limit my list to ten. lol.

11 December 2009

10 favorite novels of all time.

So, on one of the mail art sites I belong to, we've been talking about Donna Tartt's The Secret History lately, because several of us just love the book. Her novel The Little Friend is great, too, but it's not as mesmerizing, IMO. In any case, I was trying to decide if The Secret History would be in my Top 10 or Top 5 favorite novels of all time. So, I thought I'd try to list them and figure it out. These are in no particular order, because I'm not sure I could do that.
  1. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  2. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  3. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
  4. Suspicious River by Laura Kasischke
  5. The Stand by Stephen King
  6. Break It Down by Lydia Davis
  7. The End of Alice by A. M. Homes
  8. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  9. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
  10. Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
I think that's the ten I'd put at the top--but I wonder if I'll think of any I've left off that will make it necessary for me to rework the list, now that it's on my mind. I'm sure I'll be revising.  And, now that I'm thinking about this, I might do a list for books of poetry and a list for short story collections, too. :)  I can list forever . . . I'm sure lots of us can.

06 December 2009

Bolivar and Danny-Cat

7. cat helpers
Originally uploaded by amyfaerie
Helping me work on an altered book. The task light above the table has Bolivar looking like an angel when he is decidedly not an angel. Danny's in the background. This is in my dining-room-turned-studio.

05 December 2009

How awesome is THIS?

Amy Sargent's work investigates the nuances of pixels through the use of slow motion and close-ups which emphasize the Mechanical nature of digital media. Sargent explores abstract and vintage scenery as motifs to describe the idea of imaginary artifice. Using repurposed loops, non-linear narratives, and allegorical images as patterns, Sargent creates meditative environments which suggest the expansion of art.

What's even BETTER is that it came from a purpose-statement generator! LOL! I sound so important. :) Make your own . . . this might be the best thing I've come across by being Claudine Hellmuth's facebook/twitter friend in quite a while!  :)