Friday, 30 November 2007

PhotoHunt: red

Thanks to a fall which resulted in a bruised foot, I haven't had a chance to get out to take pictures of what I had intended - red berries. Instead I've had to content myself with books, not just any red books (and they have all been read), but each of these has a special meaning for me.


The first is one we gave some years ago to my mother-in-law, before we realised she had Alzheimers. She always loved it, both the contents and the cover.


I won the second book, The Riddle of the Sands, in a competition, though not this copy. The original was lost during one of our moves so I replaced it. I can remember my grandmother in Dublin one day pointing out Erskine Childers, the son of the author, to me.


The book of poetry was a present from my elder son, another book lover.


The Rottweiler is one I had autographed by Ruth Rendell when I went to a talk she gave on the history of crime writing. The talk was held in Chawton, where Jane Austen once lived.

And of course I couldn't resist including The Psychology of Pain, because of the circumstances :)

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35 comments:

  1. Lovely choices--books are always good.

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  2. Great take on the red theme!

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  3. Those are lovely books. Happy weekend to you.

    BTW, mine's up too.
    http://pelfychen.com/2007/12/01/photo-hunt-red/

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  4. Those are lovely and interesting books. Thanks for visiting. Take care!

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  5. Beautiful red books! I hope your foot heals completely real soon!

    http://happywonderer.wordpress.com/2007/11/30/photo-hunters-red-oxnard-santa/

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  6. Your take on the theme, this week, is ingenious! :D


    My Red!

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  7. Really ? you met Ruth Rendell ! She is one of my favourite authors and I think I have read all her books !

    BTW I take the Cyber Cruise members through the Egyptian Desert in a Convoy today.

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  8. Books are always a good thing. Nice job of fitting them in with our "red" theme.

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  9. All great meaningfull books!! :-)
    Take care of that foot - it looks pretty bad.

    Have a relaxing weekend.

    http://laparisiennecentre.com/blog/nfblog/?p=2281

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  10. Very interesting and original choice of subject matter for a Red photo hunt entry! :)

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  11. great book choices and a great take on this week's theme. Happy weekend

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  12. all great red and reads! i hope you're feeling better now.

    happy holidays! :)

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  13. Lovely photos of your red books. I hope your foot heals quickly!

    My red photo.

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  14. Lovely red (and read) books - perfect choice of pics for this week's theme. I hope your poor foot is on the mend. Have a great weekend!

    My red pics are up at Siani's Pot-Pourri.

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  15. That's a great post. I enjoyed hearing about your special red books. Have a pleasant weekend.

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  16. I love books and I can see several red ones from my collection. Thanks for sharing to us your wonderful reads.

    Have a great weekend :)


    Julie
    http://teacherjulie.com

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  17. Clever use of the theme... red and read. Wishing you well.

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  18. <a href="http://www.lifecruiser.com">Lifecruiser</a>1 December 2007 at 18:23

    Oh, you really are creative despite your bruised ankle - I hope it's better now :-)

    Love your choices of red books and my favorite have to be the book of poetry. I just love the cover!!!!

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  19. Love the pictures of your books, which are red and have been read (very creative!)
    Hope you'll get well soon. Take care and happy weekend :)

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  20. Good choice. Berries could have been a bit predictable, but the books are quite different!

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  21. Great choices for the RED theme! Happy Sunday!

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  22. Interesting books! Take care of your foot :)

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  23. Hi dear blogger friend. I can tell its fare to long since I've visited - sorry. Hope your foot gets better soon!

    What a great combination of red and read - a great take.

    Wishing you a wonderful end to your week :-)
    www.terella.no

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  24. I hope your foot feels better soon! What a great idea to post read/red books.

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  25. claudie http://www.lazaza83.fr2 December 2007 at 02:22

    Bravo! Original idea for the theme! as I love books too but no time to read at this moment! Hope the christmas vacation to read my last one!

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  26. Well I hope you are better soon, but your problem was our gain. A most unusual idea for the theme but it's perfect. Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend, despite it all.

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  27. Great idea to use books!! I enjoyed your photos.

    Elinor

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  28. great choice, they lovely...

    Mine is up too:
    Every Beat Of My Heart

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  29. A lovely collection of books there...

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  30. Books are always a great choice, and you have got a good set here.

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  31. I really LOVE Rendell books. And you met her? I am so envious. I read all of her books that are in our library. Those are all treasure books.

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  32. Red makes the books more appealing I think. Great choice! Have a good week.

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  33. Thank you all for all your comments. The foot is finally improving,, though not nearly as fast as I would like. :)

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