Read Pink!

Tomorrow, The Secret History of the Pink Carnation comes out in a special Read Pink edition for the benefit of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

So, instead of our usual Monday “if you like”, I thought it might be appropriate to list our favorite pink (and Pink) items. Here are some of mine:

— pink icing sugar on petit fours;

— the Pink comics drawn by Joanne Renaud;

— pink in your cheeks on a crisp winter’s day;

— pink cupcakes on Valentine’s Day;

— BCRF’s pink ribbon– and the amazing researchers, scientists, and fundraisers who make that mean what it does.

What are your favorite pink things?


  1. Ginger on September 26, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Most obvious – the Pink series books! 🙂 My Grandmother loves pink and always has a pink sweater on so I think of her when I see that colour anywhere.

  2. Jessica S. on September 26, 2011 at 10:55 am

    The pink yarns I used to knit a blanket for my baby niece (it’s not special yarn but she makes it special!)

    My pink dress that was on sale

    The Pink series, of course!

    Strawberry ice cream

    Grapefruit juice

    Pink striped pajama pants

    And I’ll echo Lauren’s eloquent tribute to the pink ribbon.

  3. Amanda on September 26, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Oh, dear. There’s just SO much pink in my life. But a few of my favorites are…

    -My Pink Carnation books (of course!)
    -My pink polka dot Lilly dress
    -My pink fuzzy socks, which I will be wearing when I go to the hospital to deliver baby #2!

  4. Lauren on September 26, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Congrats on the new baby, Amanda!

  5. Hannah on September 26, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Aquolina Pink Sugar perfume

    Raspberry yogurt or ice cream

    Pink frosted heart-shaped sugar cookies

    A favorite cozy scarf that has a mix of hot pink, light pink, and red

  6. Susan on September 26, 2011 at 11:51 am

    My daughter, who is 7, has a book called Pinkalicious. It’s a fun one.

  7. Virginia on September 26, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    ~The pink pearl earrings and necklace my hubby gave me
    ~Frozen strawberry margaritas
    ~Pink flip flops
    ~My dog’s pink camouflage collar

    Congratulations on the coming baby, Amanda!

  8. Nicole N on September 26, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Pink lemonade!

  9. AngelB on September 26, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    My pink flip flops
    My son’s dog’s “Diva” name tag
    That Guess purse at Macy’s I can’t afford. 🙂

  10. Amanda B. on September 26, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Pink is my favorite! Let’s see…
    1. Pink novels OF COURSE!
    2. Pink on my 7 year old daughter, Penelope. Pink is her favorite color. She insists on wearing a dress or a tutu ever day
    3. Pink on my 5 month old, Arabella. She has LOTS of pink!
    4. My daughters’ pink and white bedroom
    5. The pink and orange sox that I knitted last year
    6. And yes, the pink breast cancer awareness ribbon. My grandmother is a 4 year survivor of stage 4 breast cancer!!

  11. HJ on September 26, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Pink roses – the best ones smell pink!

    Strawberry milkshake

    (Not generally into pink as a colour, but I make an exception for Pink Carnations…)

  12. Bridget Erin on September 26, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    The Pink Series!
    Pink Lemonade
    Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri’s
    Pink Lip Gloss
    Pink Flowers
    Pink Icing on cupcakes (although any color icing will do for me 🙂 )

  13. Heather on September 26, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    The little pink rose buds on my grandmothers china
    pink pearls
    pink nail polish
    pink diamonds
    pink icing on anything
    pink icing on chocolate
    Stoneyfield strawberry yogurt smoothies
    strawberry cake
    strawberry ice cream

  14. Jessica C on September 27, 2011 at 3:54 am

    The Pink Carnation series (of course!)

    Pink lipgloss

    Pink Cecil Brunner Roses that always make me think of my mother – they are her favourite roses (and they smell delicious!)

    My grandmother’s pink velvet armchair – so comfortable to snuggle up on with a blanket

    The new pastel-printed pink silk dress I wore to a wedding last week

    Pink cocktails (especially Cosmopolitans)

    Pink hyacinths

    Turkish delight

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