Friday, September 4, 2009

Friday I'm in Love

A long weekend! A long weekend! I'm leaving work early today, because frankly, I've worked way too many hours for my own good this week. We don't have a single real plan for this weekend, and might just take off a road trip if we're in the mood.... love this kind of three-day freedom. On to my picks for the week:

I adored this book every way possible. I've been reading a lot of Richard Russo at the urging of my oldest friend, an unabashed Russo devotee, and this one has been my absolute favorite so far. There's nothing like that feeling of being propelled into a great story, and Russo's standard themes of small-town decline, class struggles, and past v. future are brilliantly showcased here. I watched half of the HBO miniseries (available from Netflix) on Monday night, with the other half waiting for me tonight, and am equally pleased with how the story comes to life on screen through Russo's screenplay and a cast of brilliant actors. Go read! Go watch!

I am consistently falling in love with new letterpress designers on Etsy, but my latest batch of cards are definitely among my Best Evers. I mean, a corset image thanking someone for helping you hold it together? Genius! Go and peruse their old-world designs and clever turns of phrase. My card box at home is now bursting with Kirtland House goodness, from circus performers "hanging in there" to dapper travelers offering "bon voyage"... love it!

I fell in love with this children's book and decided it was a must-have for the daughter of a hometown friend of mine, also named Amelia. If little Amelia is even a smidgeon as charmed by this book as I was, it'll be a smashing success. "Amelia and Eleanor Go For a Ride" spins the tale of Amelia Earheart and Eleanor Roosevelt meeting up for dinner at the White House, then cruising around the skies in an airplane and speeding over the hills of DC in a covertible, as two strong, free-spirited women are wont to do. A total delight, this book.


  1. Is it weird that I saw this today and thought of you? Because I did. Sure, it might be a package containing pork, but it still fits the porky paper thing, no? ;-)

    Happy long weekend! Have a wonderful time adventuring.

  2. LOVE IT! The Dieline is such a cool blog.

  3. Best restaurant movie ever - Dinner Rush with Danny Aeillo (sp?), and a very sexy cast. It's an indie, probably 5 or 6 years old. Stopped my husband cold - he was on the way out the door and said "Wait, I have to see what he does with the lobster."

  4. I loved Empire Falls! So much so that I bought it... which doesn't often happen with me. I'm more of a library kind of girl for fiction.

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