Friday, December 09, 2011

Author Dolls for Your Shelves

I am seriously thinking about giving this to myself for Christmas. It's a 4 1/2 inch tall Joyce Carol Oates doll that I think would look great sitting on the bookshelves near the almost 100 JCO books that I've collected over the years.



Take a look here for all the cool little creations available for book nuts (and others) around the world.  

You could end up spending an hour wandering around this website; don't say I didn't warn you.


9 comments:

  1. Ugh...I was too late. Didn't notice these dolls are one-of-a-kind. If you spot something you like, BUY it. Lesson, sadly learned.

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  2. Are you going to try begging, pleading, etc? JCO Doll is a cutie.

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  3. I haven't thought about it, Susan...maybe after Christmas the lady will be willing to make another one. I hope so.

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  4. Oh I love JCO too - unfortunately only some books of hers are translated into my language. However I read JCO as well in Polish as in English. She is an amazing storyteller!

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  5. You aren't kidding! An hour? How about two? And not just the authors...

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  6. Ann, does the picture that Oates paints of a "threatening" and dangerous world for women ring true for you - coming from a much different culture than that of upstate New York? Just curious...

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  7. I wish I could afford two or three of those author dolls to place around their books on my shelves, Brenda...maybe after Christmas and income tax is paid.

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  8. You perceive it as "threatening world for women", but I see it as the women who are strong and determined regardless of circumstances. I am always impressed with the complexity of characters created by Joyce - it could be placed wherever. I wish I could have access to more Oates' books - BLONDE (masterpiece) & WHAT I LIVED FOR are my favorite. But I wanna more ...

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  9. That's an interesting point of view, Ann. I read her work while always waiting for something to happen to the female lead character just when she lets her guard down and feels comfortable with her surroundings. That you see the female lead as being strong, despite the circumstances, is coming at it from a whole new direction.

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