Monday, August 8, 2011
This summer I've been so busy working and doing my living thing that I read fewer books than usual; as a matter of fact some of the books in this list were my 2nd or 3rd read. Some of them because I love them so much that I needed to read them again and one is because I needed to re-learn some skills that I have not used for a while.
The Art of Sign Language by Christopher Brown.
I purchased this book back in 2007 when I worked with deaf students to improve my skills back then after taking sign language classes all the way back in 2004. This summer I worked with interns that have some hearing impairment and I needed to re-learn this skill.
Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer.
It's one of my all times favorite books and this is my 3rd or 4th time reading it. I also love the 2005 film version even though there are some major changes in the movie plot in comparison to the book. I think that Liev Schreiber did a great job with the screenplay and directing the movie as well as the natural and heartfelt acting of Elijah Wood and Eugene Hutz (the lead singer of the amazing band Gogol Bordello).
House and Philosophy, Everybody Lies by William Irwin and Henry Jacoby.
I bought this book as a present for oldest daughter during her House obsession stage and this is my 2nd time reading it.
Its funny that I introduce my girls to House, Doctor Who, Glee, Japanese animation, the new Sherlock Holmes and many more things that they really got into it; and that I move away from it while they remain loyal to.
Rollins Stones Interviews by Jann S. Wenner and Joe Levy.
I got this book about 5 months ago, its a compilation of some of the magazine's interviews from 1968-2004 and its co written by the amazing and I-always-want-have-an-affair-with Joe Levy!!! Some of the interviews included are: Jim Morrison, George Lucas, Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love, The Dalai Lama and Bono.
Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat by Bill Watterson.
I adore Calvin and Hobbes!!! The simplistic and humorous everyday events from a point of view of a child and his tiger stuffed animal. I can tell you that I remember vividly when I was 14 1/2 (back then those half were very important) and I stopped caring or believing in my stuff animals. And I can also tell you that I remember vividly when I realized that a stuff animal, a figurine, a book, a poster, etc do have a powerful sentimental and emotional value and we shouldn't lose sight of that childhood love of inanimate objects.
Classic Album Covers Of The 60's by Storm Thorgerson.
I purchased this book back in 2007 and I had never finish reading and/or looking through all of it. It has the artist name, album name, the record year and the cover designer name at the bottom of all of the photos. So imaginative and cool covers and many artists that I know and love and others that I never heard of but learn about after seeing their album cover some 40 something years later.
This is how the photos were set up to have a nice pink background!
I hope that you have a wonderful week,