Monday, January 25, 2010

i have a crush on this book


and if you have any spark of life, so will you
Maggie May said...

i own this lovely thing,too. found it at a thrift store! aren't i lucky.

Terresa said...

Just read a review of this at your nudge (thanks, Maggie).

Charging elephants & head hunters...sounds like a rich book & fitting title. You must have one sweet thrift store in your neighborhood.

PS: Is the ACT thrift store still open in San Diego off the 5 freeway down by Mission Beach? I used to go there every Saturday morning for their 1/2 off sales, trying clothes on in the aisles and finding gems. Miss that place.

Chemin des Muguets said...

I own a copy too! Love it.

Marjorie

Angie Muresan said...

Thank you for the recommendation. I have not read it.

Garden Pheenix said...

You're especially lucky because when I looked it up on Amazon.co.uk they had 2 of those same editions and each was over 100.00£

Lucky girl ;c)

sas said...

fantastic title - reminds me of that mary oliver poem

Allison the Meep said...

I'll look for it next time I'm out! Even the cover looks adventurous with its zebra stripes. And there I go, breaking the first rule - judging a book by its cover. Heh.

Also, my verification word is "peepe" and that made me giggle.

Magpie said...

Excellent jacket. And the book sounds cool.

CitricSugar said...

I was in a play one where one of the characters thought she was Osa Johnson. My character thought she was Susan B Anthony.

None of us got to wear a zebra jacket, though. That would've been cool. :-)

Dancing Branflake said...

Intrigued!

jen said...

I'm going to take your word for it and try to get a copy on ebay.

Maggie May said...

read it! it's truly inspirational what Osa did- as a woman- with her life during that time period, plus it's a damn good adventure/love story.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Great title, man.

Phoenix said...

Okay, now I'm totally intrigued, if for the title alone :)

Bethany said...

it's so beautiful, the cover itself, the heft and weight of it, the form. just came in for a patron. I asked her where she'd heard about it and she said, a blog, of course.
I asked her to let me know how it was.
sounds fascinating. Glad you liked it.

Petit fleur said...

This is on my list from the last time you posted about it... but to be honest, the list is mental, so this is a GREAT reminder for me to physically MAKE the list!

Thanks Maggie. ps Harley is MUCH better. Thanks for all your support and suggestions.
xo

Juniper said...

This could be made into a pretty sweet valentines card. How is the book? Certainly begs for opening.

nfmgirl said...

I've had this book on my Wish List for awhile now. Glad to see it is deservedly on my list!

Nicole Smith said...

as a child it is THIS book I remember the most from my parents library, mostly due to the jacket.... this post brought back good memories, now I want to read it!

Iris said...

You are lucky, what a gorgeous book! Thanks for the recommendation, I'm going to hunt it down :-)

Lacey said...

Oooh, I just read a review and it looks like a winner. I'm adding it to my list! ;-)

Alicia (aka Dr. Mom) said...

oooooo, cool! i love finding new reads!

Lola Sharp said...

I have a crush on BOOKS. All good books.

Hope the writing is going well.

Hope Dakota is doing well.

(all is good here w/ my teen spawn. she is back to being sweet and even keeled emotionally. i dont think i've seen an eye roll in 3 weeks. can i get a woot!)

Hugs,
Lola Sharp

--It's Your Movie-- said...

i own it too! i've had it prominently displayed in my living room for the last few years!

Just.Kate said...

I am enamored with the cover. It's said that's always a bad idea, but with your support backing it, I think I'll take a chance. :)

Taren said...

ooh, i'm intrigued. so... i'm thinking i should check this out.

la fille vanille said...

that look sso cool - I hope you donøt mind that I made a post about the design of the book cover - as it is so cool :-) Thanks for the tip & inspiration - will have to read it :-)a

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