Sunday, August 8, 2010

"Eureka!" I wish

Hi there!(:

Now, I'm pretty sure I share this with many other people but if there is one thing i absolutely love, it's reading. I find any piece of literature really magical.
 You will always find me with some reading material, whether it's a great book, daily newspaper, a magazine or even the back of a shampoo bottle! It is truly one of the few remaining simple pleasures in life.

Yesterday, I took a trip to my local library (where they know me by name :3) and escaped into the fast sea of books. My town sadly does not have the largest collection, but what they do have is pretty amazing none the less. Each week, new materials are added which is also great! Anyways, after scanning, reading, glimpsing, and shuffling I happily made it home with enough reading to last me a month (maybe...).

 The first book I'm reading is Eureka!: The Surprising Stories Behind the Ideas That Shaped the World by Marlene Wagman-Geller. The title is pretty self explanatory. The author just wanted to write a book on the fascinating stories behind things we are surrounded by everyday.

From Jeopardy!, to the Slinky, and even Weight Watchers. I'm almost done with it (yep, rapid reader) and I would definitely recommend this book!
 The stories in here are so interesting - I would have never known half of the things in this book. I invite you to learn something new, and pick up this book!

After my Eurekas! I'll be reading something that I should have read a LONG time ago, Pride and Prejudice. (Can you believe I've never read this classic? Or even seen the movie?!)
  I'm pretty sure I'll love it; I've heard so much about it and it had been around for ages so most of you must have read it  (or at least seen the movie!) I'll love to let you know what I think after(:


I posted that sticky note on the library's bathroom as part of my Operation Smile (remember!?).
Hopefully whoever saw it actually smiled and left it there
 so another person can have the lovely pleasure of it(:

Have you heard of an artist named Keri Smith?
 Well, she's an artist and author I'm a real fan of.
 Her work is so funny and inspiring.
 I love to check her out for laughs, inspiration, or just whatever.
She has this list of 100 ideas  for use of a journal and I am having so much fun something them :D If you're bored, need inspiration, or just wanna try something new, by all means print these out and have fun!

Well, until next time!

P.S. I'll keep posting each time I complete a task!
 That way you'll see what I come up with. Remember, any lovely thoughts are always welcome.

1 comment:

  1. whoa that first pic is kinda insane!

    thanks for your comments! i'll be following you now! cool blog :P