Who are we??

I am the owner of this funky little blog. I love art, books, animals, music, crafts, sewing... and probably a few million other things I have yet to mention. The blog started out as a watermedia blog (hence the web addy) but morphed into a book blog before I could really start it. I found a great community in the book blogging world and I love to talk books. I also love to talk about other things so I thought "Things" would be appropriate addition in the blog name. :) 

The easiest way to contact me through e-mail at books.things@yahoo.com

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An avid virtual sailor for books, AimeeKay is a sweet person who also runs a blog called How Can You Help? for insight into ideas for educators and the public to come together. She also has her own book blog called Reviews from my First Reads Shelf. She did provide the blog with a opening hello HERE and so I hope you welcome her with virtual open arms! :)

Quick note on vintage pin up images:
From Wikipedia:

Gil Elvgren (March 15, 1914-February 29, 1980), born Gillette Elvgren, was an American painter of pin-up girls, advertising and illustration. Elvgren lived in various locations, and was active from the 1930s to 1970s. Today he is best known for his pin-up paintings for Brown & Bigelow.

Most or all vintage pin up images are by this artist.