My favourite New Year’s Day tradition doesn’t involve parades or football games or overindulging in sweets. For this girl, it is all about books. Shocking, no?
This pile ‘o goodies is the result of my annual New Year’s Day Book and Calendar Hunt. As you can see, the 2013 edition was quite successful. I decided to by-pass literature in favour of selections from the genres of art, biography, and silent film. Here are a few of the highlights:
REASON: Egon Schiele is my favourite artist (in a three-way tie with Modigliani and Pissarro).
REASON: Who could pass up a book with a title like this?
REASON: I write about silent cinema, plus I have mad love for Buster Keaton. Mad love.
Other purchases (not shown):
- Amedeo Modigliani Nudes and Portraits by Anette Kruszynski
- Angela Lansbury A Life on Stage and Screen by Rob Edelman and Audrey E. Kupferberg
- Bing Crosby A Pocketful of Dreams The Early Years 1903-1940 by Gary Giddins
- Moving Pictures American Art and Early Film 1880-1910 by Nancy Mowll Mathews With Charles Musser
What are you reading this month?