I also finished Cowgirl Rising: The Art of Donna Howell-Sickles by Peg Streep. This is an awesome art book. Donna Howell-Sickles images are of striking women full of confidence and a goddess like aura. According to the text she mixes Native American and Western mythos with the symbols of Greek and Roman Goddesses. Some of her cowgirls faces are defined other are sketches, but they never lose their power. The color red is very present in the images, always powerful and joyful – never angry. I am thinking that Cowgirls would make a good topic for the next women’s book salon. Do y’all know of any good non-fiction on Cowgirls, esp those that might exist outside the American West?
I have started-up as an affiliate with BookDepository.com. There is a box in the sidebar and there might be the occasional book links, like the two above. I’d like to also set up an affiliate link up with Barnes & Noble too, but that looks slightly more complicated so it will have to wait.
Trouble in Triplicate by Rex Stout — I LOVE Nero Wolfe mysteries and I think I am in love with Timothy Hutton’s Archie Goodwin. If you aren’t familiar with Nero Wolfe or Archie Goodwin then you should check out the Wolfe Pack website.
Blameless by Gail Carriger — Just picked this up today, but haven’t even read the first page yet.
Blogs You Should See:
Driving Ms. Pamela Tour — in which Pamela Ewen talks about all the places she’s traveled on her newest book tour for The Secret of the Shroud.
Desert Book Chick has done some wonderful post lately.
Notes on Life — not only has great reviews, but did you see this newest picture of Bee on Lavender?
That’s the week!
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading is organized by Sheila over at Book Journey. Be sure to stop by her site and read the great blogs of the other participates.
( On a personal note I’d like to thank St. Jude, St. Rita, the Blessed Mother, and Heavenly Father for all the prayers they’ve answered in the last month and to continue to ask for their help and blessings.)