Ah, look at that…four books. I did good or maybe the thrift shop did good by me, whatever the case my trip to the thrift shop was more lucrative or, rather, plentiful, than it has been the past couple of visits. The Jesus music was on the radio as usual, but not the rap kind so it was your normal trip to the thrift shop. By the way, they’re also totally having a sale on St. Patrick’s Day. If you wear green you get fifteen-percent off. The last time I went they had assembled an outfit on display fit for the pimp who celebrates St. Patrick Day. I kind of wish I had taken a picture. I didn’t notice if the outfit was still on display today.
What I got
I bought this book because I thought it looked interesting. This book is about natural or rather more natural beauty and fashion. I have been leaning that way myself for a while, I don’t necessarily care if my cotton is organic or not, but I do like the idea of finding fashion and beauty ideas that are more natural.
This book not only details tips you can take, but does list various companies and products that are natural. It’s quite a thick book and I can see it becoming something of a resource. It will probably find a nice home in my art studio. I occasionally find a piece of clothing that I modify in my art studio and I’m sure this book will help.
This book is by the same author who wrote Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. It’s about Venice, Italy. The thing about John is that he doesn’t really write fiction. The books he writes kind of seem like they’re fiction just because John is quite good at becoming a narrator, but he’s talking about real events, they just have this fictionalized flavor to them.
Venice is in Italy. Whenever you see pictures of people floating around in boats right beside buildings, you’re looking at Venice. Venice has been around a long time, but it’s seen its better days. The foundations of those buildings are crumbling. The city is not stable. Parts of the city that should be preserved, aren’t, simply because of money issues or lack of public interest.
John’s book is about what he finds in Venice after a historic part of the city burns down. This book is about the people he meets who are interested in the city and the same people who give Venice its flavor.
I have already read The Kite Runner and watched the movie, so now I’m looking forward to reading this book. Th and is book is about Afghanistan and several generations who have to watch the country change. I’ve always thought that was a neat way to see the history of a country. Tell its history through a family’s line. See how the changes in the country impact how the family ultimately ends up. If they were once poor, are they now rich? If they were once rich, are they now poor? How did their customs change? Did their traditions hold up amidst great upheaval?
Ultimately, Khaled is becoming responsible for a large part of my education on Afghanistan.
There is a little movie called Brokeback Mountain and it was quite the talk a few years ago. The movie was based on a story written by Annie, which is in this book. There are several stories in this book. I don’t know what all of them are, but I do know that Brokeback Mountain is in here.
Annie is a very interesting writer. It seems like she can grab these little snatches of humanity and create vivid stories about this one little tiny piece of a corner of a strand of thread. She is a wonderful elaborator(probably not a real word, but I don’t really care). I’m looking forward to reading these stories because I want to see what else Annie manages to do with the world.
What I spent: $3.50
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