Wednesday, April 2, 2008

My Morning Read

I love getting catalogs. Around Christmas the mailbox is flooded with them and they probably don't get the attention they deserve because of that influx, but this time of year there aren't as many and I can devote more time to them.
This morning while drinking my morning breakfast shake, which I have because I don't drink coffee or eat breakfast, I had time to look through one that come yesterday. It is the Bas Blue catalog; a catalog I get because I ordered a Christmas present from it for Carrie had my attention. I'm so glad she pointed this catalog out because things in it make me smile.
Take this item for instance. Who wouldn't want a book about killing adjectives?
Or this one about diagramming sentences which just sounds like fun! Of course the title may have been what caught my attentions but diagramming sentences was always fun for me. :)
This set of books is one I could really use. I do have trouble with using words correctly at times.
Then there are fun items like these that could end up in Christmas stockings this year. And note cards like these or these for Donna, or some like these for Carrie and I like some like this for Amy. Not that I ever write notes, but I wouldn't mind having these. If I had them I might be inspired to write to someone.
Another fun item just for me would be this pair of "Weeding Glasses".
See the list just goes on and on. And as I posted these items I had dog-eared this morning to share with you, I came across several other interesting titles that just make me want to pick them up and browse through them.
The Sunny Side: Short Stories and Poems for Proper Grown-ups by A.A. Milne
Book Smart: Your Essential Reading List for Becoming a Literary Genius in 365 Days by Jane Mallison
1001 Books You Must Read before You Die edited by Peter Boxall
And the list could go on. If you've never been to their web site before now, you might want to spend some time there, or better yet get on their mailing list. It is a delightful little catalog.
(Oh, by the way, I won't get any residual for this endorsment.)

Now for that totally random picture :)

Wouldn't you love to hang out with these two people? I'm not sure I would!


Carrie said...

I'm glad you like Bas Bleu--I've gotten several items from there. Paul found the PicoPads in his stocking this year. I thought they were fitting since he always carries an "Idea Notebook" with him.

Carrie said...

Oh, and I was going to add that the 100 Words books have been at the book fair the past few we've had. I'll pick them up for if we've got them again.

Donna said...

How fun! I love the window cards. And the A.A. Milne book just sounds quite appropriate for me! Maybe I'd learn to be a grown-up if I read it!

amanew said...

I would like to receive the notecards at anytime. Especially since my birthday adn christmas are right together. I really think that I should have a Random give Amy gift day, those would be perfect.