Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Wahoo! Wednesday - With emphasis on a new classics series and purple!! I love purple!!

It's Wahoo! Wednesday!!!

I knew you'd be excited. I just knew it. That thing, above, is one of my purple iris buds, close up (and a little enhanced). Isn't it amazing? Definitely a wahoo. I'll share another purple flower picture with you at the end of this post, but first . . . my other wahoos!

1. These covers! I've meant to mention this new classics series for a while because I am totally besotted with the covers and therefore feel like wahooing about them:

Of all the new classics covers that have come out in recent years, none have captured my eye the way these have. They're so appealing, I'm even planning to reread Wuthering Heights -- and I'm one of those people who think Wuthering Heights is terribly unromantic. But, that cover makes me want to give it a second chance. I've been advised to think of it as "gothic", instead of "romantic". I think I'll start with Jane Eyre, though, because it's the title I remember the least. All I really remember is something about a woman in an attic and . . . um. Is there a fire? Well, that's all I can summon from the memory files. And, that's probably wrong.

Also, Jane Eyre is purple (which totally fits today's Wahoo! theme)!! Except, I've been fiddling with my photo and turned the cover a little rosy. That was fun. :)

Anyway, this particular classics line is by Splinter, an imprint of Sterling Books. I found them thanks to a tweet by a Sterling rep and I love, love, loved reading about how the artist created them:

Interview with artist Sara Singh

They have the nice, thick and glossy paper covers with a flap -- like Persephone Books, only shinier -- and high-quality paper. I just want to hug 'em. Seriously, which one first? That is the question. We'll see which one calls to me loudest.

2. Kiddo is home from his sophomore year of college! Wahoo! I am really going to miss him in the fall, when he heads to the University of Mississippi (which is a whole lot farther away) but I am thrilled to have him home and just going to enjoy his presence!!

3. It's raining. I love the sound of rain. On the way home from our celebratory "school's out" dinner (30 miles from home), we got to see a really pretty light show as the storm was moving in from the west, the direction we were headed. Such pretty lightning! And, it wasn't ground lightning, so it was lovely but not scary.

4. This conversation:

Me: I told Chris I was in a deep blue funk, last week, and I was thinking . . . wouldn't Deep Blue Funk be a great band name?
Huz: It probably already is a band name.
Me: Could you look it up on your little wireless smart thingy? [I was driving, at the time of this conversation]
Huz, whipping out mobile device: Click, click, click. Pause. Click, click. There's a book. There's a movie. There's a cocktail. Yep, there's a band in Ash Grove, Missouri. I don't think they're very well known.
Me: Wow, I love the name "Ash Grove".
Huz: It does have a nice ring to it.

5. Did I tell you about my new indoor wind chimes? I've already got outdoor wind chimes and was searching for something colorful to hang over my desk. Not only did I find something beautiful made of recycled bottle glass, but I also have the joy of occasionally getting to see the chimes whacked by my cat. I cannot tell you how delightful that is. I never know when she's going to hit them and don't have a photo of her doing so, but here are the chimes:

I'll continue to try to capture that moment when the little white paw smacks the bottle. It's such a hoot.

That's all for today, except for that last flash of purple:

What are you wahooing about, this week?

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26 comments:

  1. I agree with all your Wahoos for the day. Purple is awesome, as is rain, college kids home, and funky conversations.

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    1. It's a very wahooey week. Now, if I can just get the college kid to remove what is essentially a dorm room dumped into my living area . . . :)

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  2. Oh, those are great covers! And also, sign me up for purple sparkly things too! I love them.

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    1. Aren't those covers gorgeous? I am smitten. Purple and sparkly together really should be a double wahoo. :)

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  3. Beautiful iris bud and book covers!

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    1. Isn't the iris bud amazing? I wish they bloomed longer. I may have to take a week off to read one of those classics, soon. It pains me to walk past them without picking one up!

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  4. Oh my goodness!!! The purple! I love purple - could you tell. I'm sure that no one knows that from my blog colors. LOL

    The flowers are gorgeous and that top one is really beautiful. Love the covers on the books. Love the wind chimes. I remember how nice it was to have my daughter home from college - it's 7 years since she graduated now.

    Think you guys got the rain that we had earlier on Monday. Sure was nice and we hope to get a bit more. Have a good week, Nancy!!

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    1. LOL Kay, I love your enthusiasm for purple! Yes, the blog colors kind of give you away. ;)

      I have one who has graduated, moved on and married. I'm still adjusting to the idea of eventually having a home without a youngster in it at all. My life was so wrapped around kid activities that I fear I haven't handled the empty nest thing well at all. I've got to find a new purpose.

      Wasn't that a pleasant rain? It was nice not to have tornadic activity, for once, just the soothing sound of rain and thunder with gentle flashes of lightning. Awesome!

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  5. Wahoo!

    Wahoo! Wednesday is back!!

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    1. LOL I'll try not to have reasons shove it aside, in the future.

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  6. K, I adore those covers! I'm seriously considering buying them all. At least the Jane Austen ones, I hate Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights.

    That wind chime is awesome. So pretty in a modern way. I hope you capture a shot of the kitties whacking at it.

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    1. Aren't they gorgeous, Jenny? I just love them. I hated Wuthering Heights but I liked Jane Eyre. I just don't remember it. LOL It'll be fun to see if thinking of Wuthering Heights as gothic helps at all.

      Thanks. It's such a quick move when Isabel hits the wind chime. I just never know when she's going to suddenly jump up, take a swipe at them and walk away. It's hilarious. But it's going to be very hard to photograph!

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  7. I had to laugh at " little wireless smart thingy" lol

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    1. I actually do talk that way. I might be a few bubbles off balance. LOL

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  8. I LOOOOOVE those covers. I adore when artists redo classic covers! <3

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    1. Me, too! These are by far my favorites, though, of the new covers I've seen in recent years.

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  9. Love purple and love those book covers! So refreshing!

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    1. This was a totally fun post. Purple! Book covers! Wind chimes! Now, if I can just get the cat to hold that paw near the chimes . . .

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  10. Actually, you're totally on target with Jane Eyre -- woman in the attic and fire. Yep. Both those things feature in the book. I love Jane Eyre, it's one of my all time favorites.

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    1. Oh, good. Thanks, Anne. I'm glad to know my memory hasn't completely failed me, yet. :)

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  11. Sooo much goodness in this post, Nancy! I do love a deep purple and that bud is ASTONISHING! Wahoo indeed. And those covers are fantab. Allllmost enough to lure me back into Wuthering heights. Almost. lol

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    1. Andiloo,

      Isn't that bud incredible? The color! The glittery look! And, the covers are so awesome. I'm tempted to take a week off from blogging to dive into one. I can't believe I'm even considering a second Wuthering Heights read, but I am.

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  12. Wahoo Wednesdays; I like it! Wednesdays always seem to be the most humdrum day of the week for me, so I guess I'll have to check your blog more frequently =) This is the second blog posting today that recommending reading Jane Eyre--is that a sign that I need to check it out? I think so. Thanks for the tip! I also totally dig the covers you posted.

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    1. I'm a little delayed, but I hope to squeeze in a Wahoo post tonight, even though it's Thursday. :) Glad you like that!

      I do believe you should give Jane Eyre a go. While it's one I don't remember well, I do recall enjoying it. Aren't those covers gorgeous?

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  13. Anonymous11:19 PM

    Those covers are beautiful! I want to buy them all, but I've seen different editions of these classics by Splinter before and the printing inside was very light (like when a printer is low on ink). May I ask, how is the printing in these editions? Are you able to post a picture of a page inside, or is that not allowed?

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    1. The print is fairly light compared to the books I happened to have nearby, but it doesn't look dramatically light -- as in, "light enough to be a problem", IMHO. I don't think they'd mind if I posted a pic but I'm on a blogging break, right now, and only dropping in to reply to comments. I don't have time at the moment, sorry!

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