Monday, January 4, 2010

Sharing the Bookshelves


This was a post I had planned describing my new books, old books and how difficult it has been to share this space. I had planned on taking a few close-ups but I woke up this morning with a screeching, screaming sore throat. I will be taking a few days off beginning NOW to recover. I hope to be visiting all of you as I feel better. Meanwhile enjoy these first few days of the new year !

24 comments:

  1. It is a bookish time of year! Wishing you a speedy recovery! After all you have books to read, paintings to paint and life to live.

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  2. ooo! Is that a tambourine I see?
    wonderful
    but for now scoot to bed
    hot lemon and tea
    ..maybe a good book

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  3. oh, post holiday DOWN TIME...i hope it clears up quickly, and while it's doing so, you feel well enough to read some of your books. or at least look at pictures (a.warhol style--haha)
    sleep cures.....that might be best.

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  4. Put on some woolly socks and snuggle up with some tea and honey. xx

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  5. I'm sorry that you are feeling funky. Good idea to just hunker down and get better. I wish that I had the money to buy the book that Leslie has talked about on her blog: one by Sibella Court about collections. I looked it up because it sounded so intriguing but it was $189! Our of my range right now. Maybe I'll check the library. Get better soon.

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  6. Oh, the dreaded seasonal crud.
    Hope you are soon well!
    A trip to the doc for me today,,,same thing,and bronchitis.

    Yes, grab a book and hang on.
    I love seeing your tambourine!

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  7. Oh, Mary Ann, sorry that "it" has got you too! I was sickish for days, low energy, cough, sore throat, achy, but ever so much better. How you nip it in the bud and feel your frisky self soon! Yes, hot lemon and tea and a good book are the best friends.

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  8. Hope you feel better soon. Curl up with a good book, spicy tea and a favorite dvd--I got hooked on watching the dvds of the first season of HBO's In Treatment!

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  9. Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Stay in bed and have a book for company.

    Warmest regards
    Egmont

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  10. ugh! so sorry you're sick! that you even managed to post this, I think is pretty remarkable - boy the book posts are heavy out there - two come to mind off the top of my head, Leslie and Robyn! there are others, but names elude me! get better, but of course you will :)

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  11. The silver lining is that these throaty things soon pass-- and in the meantime you can rest and read one of your many books :-)

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  12. Hope you're feeling better. Have a Happy Healthy and art filled 2010

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  13. owch. sore throats can hurt and be tiring too. I agree w/the hot lemon drink or honey if you like it.

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  14. Actually you can get the book ETC in the US for $35.00. I will send the link to anyone who wants it.
    I hope you are starting to feel better Mary Ann.

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  15. Oh gosh - me too. I mean a screaming sore throat. The good news is it's about day 3 for me and it seems to just be turning into a cold - no fever or body aches. I hope this is not too hard on you. I recommend Echinacea and vitamin C right away. Love the bookshelf - you know me and books!

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  16. Hi Mary Ann,
    Lemon Honey Tea and salt water gargles!!!
    You poor thing...get well soon, xx

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  17. So sorry to hear about the screaming pain..I like tea with honey and lemon..+ I like Jello, since I was a kid, going down so easy..take care!
    Love the beckoning bookcase..

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  18. oh, dear, not THAT!!! bless your heart - and your throat!!! so take your time getting better - lots of hot tea and honey maybe - a touch of lemon - orange juice - ice cream - hot chicken soup - you know the routine! but most of all, get better - thinking of you, lady!

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  19. Your shelves are fabulous to see, but what I realy love are those little red square tiles, did you make them? Get well... roxanne

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  20. Oh nooooo, please feel better soon, Mary Ann. The only good thing about being sick is you get to dip into your new books even if its just a paragraph here and there. I swear by hot lemon, honey and fresh ginger tea. It's delicious and almost addictive.

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  21. Roxanne, Yes, I made the little red ones...canvas that is with gold leaf...check them out on my flickr as a set called Rows and Rows.

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  22. I'm glad you're feeling better. Your bookshelves look very homey and comforting.

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