Monday, August 8, 2011

Book Corner Sunday

Book Corner Sunday- 8/7/2011

I usually have at lest three of four books going at one time. 

The books I'm reading right now are:

#1 Women Who Run With Wolves

This book is so amazing and has touched my life with the retelling of fairy tales as learning stories for women's lives. I'm currently reading it right now. The story that I'm reading is Sealskin, Soulskin

#2 Collage Lab
I'm loving this book as it has 52 investigations to develop your collage style. The art teacher in me absolutely loves the fact that is each investigation has its own learning objective. 

The two authors have  launched a blog Collage Lab by two: A Year of Collage
Collage lab blog
dedicated to the new book Collage Lab. They plan to follow the plan and complete the weekly labs over the next year, publishing their findings, opinions, and artwork as they go. 

I'm moseying over to that blog pronto!

#3 Creative Paint Workshop for Mixed-Media Artists 

 I'm finding this book to be very inspiring and has led me to new techniques I have never used before.
I've done collage before but I completely colored my images and backgrounds using watercolor. This go around I'm using imagery from old photos and have playing with backgrounds in new ways. My substrate has changed too. Before I used old posterboard, now I'm placing all of my collages on canvas. Makes it super easy to display.

#4 Except The Queen

Oh my goodness, I just loved this book!  Two fey sisters uncover the Queens secret and let it slip out. The Queen banishes them from the world of fairy and they become old, lose their magic and are separated from each other. The book is so charming and I hated it for it to end. I got hooked on the short story in The Fair Folk, then was pleased to find it was a whole book.

So bloggers, I'm wondering: Are you readers? If so what are you reading right now. 

Do share!

Can't wait to read your comments, and I'm sure I'll be heading over to the library for more fabulous books!

Until tomorrow,

AKA Rabbit

Note I orginally posted this yesterday on Sunday. I was playing with the page feature and I was not what I expected, so I'm posting it today. I probably will be posting twice today!


  1. Oooh, they all sound wonderful!! Right now I'm rereading one of my favorites, The Black Jewels trilogy.

  2. Aquariann, I love to reread books. I haven't read that yet. What makes it one of your favorites?

  3. I love to read and need to find more time to do it! Thanks for the recommendations!

  4. I'm a reader at heart, too! I'm currently rereading The Kite Runner because my daughter is reading it for her Senior Lit class....lots of discussion points in that book!

  5. I just finished reading Same Kind of Different as Me. Would recommend it.

  6. Reading is my number one passion...well, maybe behind wire wrapping

  7. I love to read, too! One of my favorites is the "Mark of the Lion" trilogy by Francine Rivers. It is historical drama placed in the first century AD. That and "Redeeming Love" are two that I am always recommending.

  8. They sound great! I love to read, but right now I just can't find the time and by the end of the day I am so sleepy that I would fall right to sleep as I was reading.

  9. So nice to hear someone else say they are reading more than one book. I usually am in the middle of three books, but I just finished The Peach Keeper and Blackwork. I just started reading The Girl Who Played with Fire.

  10. Huh, I started to read 'Women Who Run with Wolves', but got grossed out when a dog was eaten.

    I love to read, and am reading the 7th in the Kim Harrison series. I really loved 'The Name of the Wind', FYI. :)

  11. Yay, more books for me to check out! Right now I'm reading "Against Gravity" by Farnoosh Moshiri

  12. great choices in books, looks interesting.

  13. I've put reading aside lately but hope to find time for it soon again!

  14. I love to read, but it's almost always fiction!

  15. Excellent post! Very informative.
    I remember reading "Women Who Run With the Wolves" during graduate school. :)
    Glad you are suggesting it to others.

    Great meeting you through the Etsy Blog Team!
    I am your newest follower! ♥
    Looking forward to your upcoming posts!

    I welcome you to check out my art blog, too!
    Mary C. Nasser

  16. Reading Elizabeth Berg and Dean Koontz right now.
    Will definitely check out the books you suggested.

  17. Interesting books - my Amazon wish list just got a bit longer! Right now, I am reading Jasper Fforde's "Thursday Next" books. They are a lot of fun if you like literature (there are references, direct and indirect, blatant and subtle in every paragraph).


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