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Books & Bikinis.

I may be a little late to the game on this one, but I thoroughly enjoyed paging through MATCHBOOK this morning, a site devoted to finding perfect pairings of books and bathing suits (though it did occur to me as I was scrolling through that I haven't yet made it to the beach this summer - shameful!)


I know I asked this question in a recent post, but what have you been reading lately? Anything you've loved? (I'm about to start this.)

See more at MATCHBOOK, here. Have a wonderful Thursday, everyone!

18 comments:

  1. Awesome--love the match-ups! I'm in the middle of Peter Hessler's "Country Driving" and really enjoying it. (Though I love everything he writes.) But the best book I've read all year--and maybe ever--was Junot Diaz's "The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao." I can't recommend it enough!

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  2. I'm glad you posted this because I haven't seen it! So funny & cute!

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  3. i just finished bones, blood + butter. I absolutely LOVED it!

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  4. I would like to recommend Kate Harding's take: http://kateharding.info/2012/08/01/books-and-bikinis-fatty-style/

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  5. Heather, I actually have that book but haven't started it yet - excited now!

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  6. This is incredible how much they match!! They should start selling suits & books together as a bundle!!

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  7. I'm reading The History of Love by Nicole Krauss and it is wonderful! I would highly recommend it!

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  8. poisonwood, that's one of my favorites! Such a good one.

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  9. These are truly amazing! I've always loved this particular cover of Crime and Punishment (we have it at home) and although I could never wear the bikini (or does it qualify as a bathing suit?), I love it! The person behind Matchbook must have spent a ton of time to find the right matches - incredible! And I like Linda's idea of selling books and bikinis in a bundle! :-) Bones, Blood and Butter sounds like an inspriring read! I'm adding it to my list of books I want to read in the future. It's been a long time since I've read for "pleasure". Lately I've been reading a lot of books on freelancing and branding. I'm in the middle of Creative, Inc. and am expecting "The Right Brain Business Plan" by Jennifer Lee and " The Creative Entrepreneur" by Lisa Sonora Beam in the mail on Sat. (so much for my plan not to add more books to this household, haha!). Great find, Shoko!

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  10. As much as I hate to admit it I've been reading the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy. I'm apprehensive to see the swimsuit for that book! :-P

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  11. Hoo baby, that could get addicting. Also, I read through the first few comments, and my boyfriend just read The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao a couple of months ago and really liked it as well!

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  12. I read "Blood, Bones & Butter" a couple months ago - I love a good food related memoir! I'm in the middle of "Never Let Me Go" (a friend highly recommended it, but told me NOT to read any reviews/summaries or watch the trailer for the film... so I went in blind!). It's super cryptic at the beginning, I'm trusting my friend that it'll unfold soon. Next up will be "The Art of Fielding"... a baseball book that's not *really* about baseball with, from what i hear, some fantastically written characters. If it makes you feel better, I've had a beach-less summer, too! (Though I suppose it's for the best - nobody needs to see this gigantic belly in a swimsuit).

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  13. Lisa, "Creative Inc." is awesome. It sounds like you're doing a lot of very productive, thought-provoking reading - I'm impressed!

    Amy, haha :)

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  14. Auste, "The Art of Fielding" is supposed to be amazing - I'm so curious about it. Let me know what you think of it!

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  15. i always love your book recommendations <3
    reading one man in tower by araving ariga now. blood, bones and butter next!

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  16. What a great pairing! Thanks for the introduction :) I just started The Forty Rules of Love and last night I saw a copy of Jonathan Franzen's How To Be Alone in a bookstore window. The title alone caught my interest and made me think of your post on the Equals Record a couple weeks ago.

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  17. highly highly recommend "the art of fielding" too! also definitely read "the fault in our stars".

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