Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

Jane Eyre

March 21, 2011

So good. Go see it, I loved the adaptation from Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel. I want to read the novel again now.

Harry Potter- November!

September 8, 2010

I can’t wait!

The Gospel According to Coco Chanel

August 2, 2010

Thanks to my friend Nemisha I got to read the book The Gospel According to Coco Chanel by Karen Karbo.

At the end of the book there was a quote by Coco that I wanted to share with everyone that I think is very empowering to women and recharged the way I think about women and culture. Actually there were many quotes throughout the book that got me thinking. The book made me think about my self as feminine and beautiful, but also that I should never compromise my self and comfort level to be attractive. Here is one of the quotes that stood out the most to me that was originally featured in the New Yorker:

I must tell you something of significance. Fashion is always of the time in which you live. It is not something standing alone. But the grand problem, the most important problem, is to rejuvenate women. To make women look young. Then outlook on life changes. They feel more joyous.
Women have always been the strong ones of the world. The men are always seeking from women a little pillow to put their heads down on. They are always longing for the mother who held them as infants. Women must tell men always that they are the strong ones. They are the big, the strong, the wonderful. In truth, women are the strong ones. It is just my opinion. I am not a professor. I speak my opinions gently. It is the truth for me. I am not young, but I feel young. The day I feel old, I will go to bed and stay there. J’aime la vie! I feel that to live is a wonderful thing.
~Coco Chanel

Goodreads is pretty neat…

August 18, 2009

I’ve been trying to read. I know, its a shocker. Usually when I read, I read juicy novels with complex stories, lots of drama, and of course SEX. I also like fantasy novels that take me into a world that could never “really” exist, but I like to believe that in some parallel universe might. You know, like there really is a Hogwarts that I could go to or send my kids to.
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Now I’m trying to step away from my more imaginative book choices and pick some more music based educational books. I have two on my Goodreads “Music Book” shelf. I’ve included the link below:
http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/2493554-heidi-hehnly?shelf=music-books
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So if anyone knows of a great tale about music please let me know, so I can add it to my list of things I should read. As you can see from the image above, my list is short. But first on it is the book “It came from Memphis” in honor of Jim Dickinson’s passing away 3 days ago. He played piano for the Stone’s “Wild Horses” (which Gram Parsons also recorded), was a record producer, and fronted the Memphis based band, Snake Eyes (among many other things).

There is no Radio Loveless this week on KRUI 89.7fm, however next week I’m back on Wednesday 8 till 10 pm. Listen in.