Tuesday, May 3, 2011

my book list


I'm reading some great books and mags at the moment, so I thought I'd share them with you ...
1. You Sew Girl by the very talented Nicole Mallalieu is full of lovely little sewing projects. Mine is even signed by the author - thanks, Nik!
2. A Secret Gift by Ted Gup is a collection of letters from people who requested and received money during the Great Depression from an anonymous man (the author's grandfather) who placed an ad in the local paper of a small US town the week before Christmas in 1933 - it is the stories of the lives that were touched by the generosity of a stranger during very tough times. I am just loving this book.
3. Ceramic Transfer Printing by Kevin Petrie is a bit of stargazing for me as a printer - what if?
4. Decorate by Holly Becker (of the decor8 blog). I just bough this book today, so I've only flicked through, but I can tell already that this will be one of my favourite interior design books. Holly has great style and a great eye.
5. The latest delicious magazine - the Italian edition - yummm!
6. Slow Magazine - "for people who think life's too fast" - a brilliant regionally produced mag with stories of people and places embracing the slow movement. They have a website here.
7. The latest Country Style Magazine. I have been reading this magazine since the early 1990's. It contains the lifestyle I ultimately desire so is a great resource and inspiration.

I hope you're reading something good too (in addition to blogs, of course!). As always, recommendations are always welcome here - please share in the comments.

8 comments:

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

I just got my copy of Nikkis book yesterday too and it is great!

Tania said...

Liking your book list there..nice variety. I have the latest edition of Country Style too. It's my favourite decorating magazine. I love the laid back country style of decorating and inspiring stories.

Posie Patchwork said...

Just posted a giveaway for bedlinen, i want to cosy up & read those books too!! Gorgeous collection, love Posie

plushka said...

Looks like a great stack of books! The Ceramic Transfer Printing is now on my to-read list too:) Thanks for sharing! x

Nikki said...

Oh, it's so nice to see my little book in there.... Enjoy! xxn

Wendy said...

Can't wait to get my hands on a copy of Nikki's book...hearing lots of good things about it!

lisa :: the red thread said...

Hi Nic, I've ordered Decorate... just waiting for it to arrive. I've just finished reading Room by Emma Donoghue - I read it in a night, I couldn't put it down. Brilliant and moving too. Also The Elegance of the Hedgehog which I enjoyed... I found it hard to get into but enjoyed it thoroughly by the end. I've just started on The Help. I put a call out to my blog readers and they were all recommended to me. And I recently read and loved Jasper Jones, The Time Travellers Wife and The Book Thief.

Karen said...

The Secret Gift sounds intriguing, thanks for the list.