so all this talk about what ya’ll are currently reading is great! i’m always up for a great book tip.
i’ve gotten a little carried away with book purchases recently but there seems to be a never ending list of great reads out there. since i usually only read at night before i go to sleep, the summer time is great for catching up. plus we had an unusually pleasant spring here in the south so i sat outside several days & just devoured a few reads.
the books below all purchased on the same day. a little manic book shopping for you! i loved the couple of reprints recently done of the works of C. S. Lewis. the book store dude thought i was quite intellectual when i plopped down a dozen lewis books & his latest biography….and then i added a copy of Southern Weddings & Domino Small Spaces to the stack and the truth was out.
Dan’s a big Lewis fan & thoroughly enjoyed the new biography.
i jumped on the shauna niequist bandwagon & ordered a couple of hers. savannah started Cold Tangerines before she left for the summer & she really enjoyed it.i just started Fly Away last night & got about 1/4 the way through. i like it so far as i do all her books. it’s starting off a little hokey but good nonetheless. i LOVED Firefly Lane and this is the sequel.Southern Weddings. gorgeous publication. lara casey is the editor and publisher of the magazine and she is most certainly quite fabulous! her instagram is worth following too!
one of the most thought provoking books i’ve read is Freefall to Fly. i have it all post-it tabbed up as i need to go back in & unpack much of what rebekah had to say. highly recommend.
harassing encouraging caroline to become a lover of books for quite sometime. we just new she’d fall in love with the Harry Potter series like her entire family did. no pressure. but to no avail. she’ll read but she hasn’t become a book worm. one thing that has helped has been to download books on my kindle for her. that seems to have helped. anyways. so this summer she was able to choose a couple books for her required reading before entering 7th grade. she chose Copper Sun and proceeded to read it in about 48 hours. she told me that i must read it…so i did. i too read it in about 2 days & loved it!!! the beginning really gives a pretty horrific but accurate portrayal of slavery in the 1700’s which obviously very sad and honestly so hard to even imagine, but as the story unfolds and the main character is truly inspiring. another high recommendation for all ages 🙂
i’ll be honest, i picked up gwyneth’s latest book purely based on its lovely photography . i have no desire to go on a major cleanse diet nor am i a vegan or gluten free but i will most definitely try several of her recipes….despite the fact that she’s quite the controversial figure. who knew? ( i’m really behind in all things hollywood related because i’m busy reading ya’ll! )
since we’re talking recent purchases i wanted to share this stunning wall-art canvas i purchased at target. gorgeous photography of irene suchoki. found her on flickr years ago & have always loved her work.
since we’re on to horses for a moment i felt i should share this super cute horsey towel from anthro…
also just had to share some of the canvases savannah worked on before she left…. due to the overwhelming response ya’ll gave her she’s considering opening an etsy shop when she returns to school in the fall. stay tuned…
i took a week or so off from blogging & really enjoyed just spending time with my family while we were all 6 under the same roof. i’ve also been putting in many many hours researching all things fashion & style for you as i prepare to release my summer mini ecourse in a couple weeks. registration is open now. it’s only 10 bucks so i’d love for you to join me.
it’s honestly to humbling to put something “out there” that requires a purchase… it’s like validation in finance form…it’s like high school acceptance in web form..i keep thinking…what if no one likes me??? gah!! i told jeanne i feel like i’m running for homecoming queen and if no one votes for me i may crawl in to a little hole & become a full time book worm…
kidding. i kid. sort of.
in all seriousness, jeanne & her summer series team has put some fantastic courses for you! you can purchase the course of your choice & you’ll be able to view your course at your leisure throughout the summer. feel free to contact jeanne with any questions.