I can't wait to see your new piece! My husband likes history books too, fiction and non-fiction, and he owns a bookstore, so I'll ask him if he has any recommendations for you. Have fun painting your bedroom!
Your little village sounds cool. Our trip to Disneyland this summer has not entirely quenched my thirst for the place. There is a certain innocence and magic that I feel when I am there. Despite the efforts of Mr. Eisner. I always feel that magic from your posts about Celebration.
As for recommendations, the Alienist is a good book of historical fiction. It is about the first known serial killer and the new use of profiling and psycological analysis to catch him. Plus it has T. Roosevelt as the Police Chief. Yay!!
The magical & innocent feel of Disneyland is definitely present here in town =) That's the only way one could really know that Celebration is a Disney construction (you don't see any cartoon characters or anything like that, lol). That and it's very clean, and at the bottom of most of the literature, ads, and home floorplans end with the little "©Disney", hehe.
Ooooh! I love The Alienist!!! Excellent book! We actually read it in my American History course at UMKC.
Oh good. I am glad you have read it. Yes, I thought it was quite good to. And I read it for my American History class. Who did you have?
Speaking of furniture, weren't you going to post pictures of your sleigh bed ages ago? ;) I think more than a few of us were dying to see this fantasy bed!
I'd be surprised if you hadn't already read it, but "Memoirs of Cleopatra" by Margaret George is excellent. She also wrote one on Henry the VIII that I want to read. I really never get tired of Cleo or Henry;) A silly thing...One of my best friends watches the 1963 "Cleopatra" movie with Liz Taylor and Rex Harrison every Thanksgiving!! Some of the old movies are still the best!
Have a good evening Jasmine! Sleep well! I command it!
Oooh! That sounds like a good one!!!
Hehe, I'm going to wait until my bedroom is completely unpacked and painted before I share pics. But don't worry - they will come!!!!
oooh that book sounds really good. i read the mists of avalon a while ago and absolutely fell in love with it, i havent managed to read the others that go with it yet though. ok i always reccomend prosperos children, i loved that book so much. its about atlantis though so its more fantasy than real history but i believe in atlantis so....whatever im tired and i cant really think straight to finish that sentance:P i also liked the chessboard queen, its about guenevere and its a pretty quick read:)
i meant to reccomend gunevere by sharan newman, thats the first one, i think chessboard queen is the second in the trillogy and i havent read that yet:P
Oooh! Those sound good! I'm going to have to do a Half.com spending spree soon!!!
Dark tan is a nice cozy color for a room! Choice choice ;)
Ya! Tan is great! I love neutral colors like that. My computer room is tan. Well it will soon be a baby room so I'll be repainting it so pretty pastel color :) My foyer and hall way are also shades of tan. I'll post some pictures of my house on here one of these days!
Are you gonna paint kitties and dragons on the baby's wall?
Oh my - I just saw a TV show that talked about that today, I think it was on the Discovery Channel, called "Curse of the Rat". I wish that the 14th Century folks had had the insight to do the same! Thank you so much for the suggestion - I'll put it on my list!!!