Monday, January 30, 2012

Wishing and Hoping

Alright, so apparently I lied and I am posting something else can't blame me.

So what is this post about? Well, as retro and baking are some of my first loves, reading is something that isn't even love for me anymore. It's a need, a craving. Something that I cannot go a day without doing, and when the timing is right I can plow through a book a day. 

So you can imagine my excitement when my boyfriend's mother just gave me a Kobo. No reason except that she had two and knows that I like to read. Now I am waiting (not so patiently) for my boyfriend to set it up. However even though I am excited to enter the virtual book world, I have a growing list of books which I refuse to buy electronically. I want to feel the crispness of the pages between my fingers and gaze upon glossy photos and endless words.

What are these books you ask? What could I possibly want in a tangible form rather than have neatly tucked into an e-reader? Why biographies and retro-goodness of course! 

So here is my list of books to purchase (in physical form) - who know's you may be interested!

  • Fragments : by Marilyn Monroe (from " Fragments is an unprecedented collection of written artifacts—notes to herself, letters, even poems—in Marilyn’s own handwriting, never before published, along with rarely seen intimate photos")
  • The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe : by J. Randy Taraborrelli
  • Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn : by Pamela Keogh ( A fun and fabulous guide to modern-retro sophistication, celebrating two iconic American women who define timeless style.)
  • Tough Without a Gun: The Life and Extraordinary Afterlife of Humphrey Bogart : by Stefan Kanfer
  • The Big Sleep : by Raymond Chandler
  • Guys and Dolls : Damon Runyon
  • By Myself and Then Some : by Lauren Bacall (gee, can you tell why I want this one?)
For now that is it on my book list, please if you know any others I should be looking for then tell me!

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