Saturday, September 18, 2010

Starred Saturdays: week of September 12

This has been a crazy busy week here in the book blogging community!  I hope that everyone who participated had a good time.  And if you didn't see this cool tribute to book bloggers from Selene Castrovilla, I hope you will take a minute to read it.  I sure had fun but I'm also ready to get back to my books!

It's fall and that means that I'm thinking about baking.  I made snickerdoodles and cinnamon raisin scones this week and I'm eying these recipes next -- Fried Apple Cakes from Joy the Baker and Pecan Pie Muffins from Tasty Kitchen.  I love fall flavors!

You have to see typewriter art to believe it.  Keira Rathbone is amazingly talented and patient!

I also love the artwork of Graham Carter.  I don't know why giant cartoony insects and quaint little people make me happy.  They just do.  And this one looks exactly like Z and me.  I wonder if Graham would make us a blog header. (via Flavorwire)

Flavorwire also posted this hilarious expose of clichéd author photos.

And, for your viewing pleasure, here is the exact shade of green that my envy is colored that Dave Brosha got to take this picture of the Northern Lights ... those same ones that were supposed to be visible here in Seattle but were not ... even though I spent half the night outside waiting ... grumble, grumble ...

Don't miss the other winners of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year awards.  They're absolutely breathtaking.

Back to my RIP reads,


  1. As a great frog once said 'it isn't easy being green' :-)
    I must say looking at these piccies I am as green as you.

  2. I love Fall flavors, too. My husband's birthday is October 21, and he always chooses a French apple pie instead of a cake. I'm glad I can read and bake! :)

    It was fun to see all the posts about BBAW, but I'm glad to return to my books, too.

  3. You find the coolest art things on the internet! My mind is blown by the typewriter art--I love typewriters but I would never ever be able to accomplish that!

  4. Al - One day I hope to have someone jealous of my photos. :)

    Bellezza - That's a good choice! I've been thinking about apples a lot lately. I need to choose something to make soon!

    Jenny - I know. I don't even have that artistic mentality to see the potential for something like that to be created.

  5. LOVE that typewriter art! I cannot even begin to imagine how to do that. Amazing. Happy reading after all the craziness!

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  7. Wow! What a fantastic photo of the Northern Lights! I so hope to see it for myself one day. I live way too far south to even hope of seeing them without traveling and being in the right place at the right time. Sorry to hear you stayed up all night and still didn't see them.

  8. Frances - One day I will have the funds and be able to support the wonderful artists out there. They do amazing things!

    Teuvo - Thank you for visiting!

    Terri - It's still something that's on my life list -- hopefully sooner than later!