Monday, May 04, 2009

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"The Reader"
digital collage by Mick Mather
It's that time of year again when the pretty girls are out walking, shopping or engaged with a cup of coffee and a good book at lunch hour. Book reports are due at the end of the week ... what are you reading right now?

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Blogger hpy said...

Well, I'm reading, or let's say re-reading Henning Mankell. Do you know this Swedish writer?
I guess I mostly read in bed or on the sofa, so you won't see me reading with a cup of coffee!
Have a nice week! And try to find a book by Mankell.

5:22 AM  
Blogger John said...

Over.due fine

Great composition.

5:23 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

I have to admit that I don't know of Mssr. Mankell but I'll look for him one day soon. Even though you tell me that I won't see you reading with a cup of coffee, I believe I'll look for you anyway! :)

Overdue? Fine? :O

5:47 AM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

I'm reading your blog!

8:44 AM  
Blogger Kev said...

I like this piece. Monochrome rules!

11:19 AM  
Blogger Kutuharju said...

I'm reading a book about evolutionary biology by two young Finnish (female) professors (researchers on ecology etc.), Kokko & Bargum: The shrinking cod and other evolutionary wonders-- (title translated (freely) by me). Veeery interesting! Those 'pretty girls' won't have time to sit around in coffee bars any more, I suppose.
What are you reading right now?

11:38 AM  
Blogger Kev said...

I'm just starting God is Not Great by Hitchens. My first book by him. Everyone is saying I'll love his stuff. The title is certainly provocative. Just finished Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. Good book but a little unfocused. Not sure what he was trying to say except a very general statement about the influences that help people succeed. Good mind though.

11:55 AM  
Blogger Mick said...


Thanks, Kev ... I've always been a huge fan of color field minimalism, monochrome studies and the limited palette.

That sounds a bit deep for me, K! I just finished reading "Footprints Under the Window" by Franklin W. Dixon. Yes! The Hardy Boys novels for teens ... I'm paying yet another visit to my young adulthood! :)
Currently on the table is "The Last Great American Hobo", a book of Photographs by Michael Williamson with Essay by Dale Maharidge.

11:55 AM  
Blogger Kev said...

I think an interesting story can be told with color alone. The restriction of it makes nice art. I like how Helen Frankenthaler uses it that way. Some of her work reminds me of yours in color use.

Hardy Boys? I don't think I've ever read those books but I remember them on the counter in my classrooms in middle school. They smelled like mold. I always loved the corny covers.

12:19 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

My great fear is that the mold on those fine, old stories was caused by the slash & burn, heavily edited and updated rewrites that left the original stories overly susceptible to spores. :|

4:54 PM  
Blogger Elegia said...

It's nice to go out and read. I'm still waiting the right weather - it's too cold now.

I read a lot. Now I'm reading (well, not exactly NOW) Virpi Hämeenanttila's book "Perijät". I bet you know that book ;DD

3:21 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Here's a wish for warm, reading outside weather to arrive at your house! :)

7:13 AM  
Blogger D.Edwards said...

I absolutely love the simplicity of this image.

5:17 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Thanks so much for the visit, the comment and for adding me to your blogroll. I was delighted to see your fractal flame pieces ... my cup o'tea!

8:19 AM  

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