we have had such rainy weather that I actually indulged myself
and read for long periods of time
The first book was Savvy Chic
which is well written and had some very clever ideas that were new to me.
I particularly liked her gift and wedding chapters
food and entertaining and wardrobe strategies
her thoughts were fresh and based on personal experiences.
Thrift, frugality, and refined good taste...
spiced with her personal flair for vintage
help to create a polished image
and elevate the everyday to elegant.
I do not usually keep books unless they are worthy as my wee bungalow is low on storage
I will keep this as a reference
as it is a worthwhile guide.
The Bag Lady Papers
was in a word
I was hoping for so much more,
and it could have been.
She hints at how it feels to have lost all her money
but doesn't really let us get up close and personal.
It feels as though she is sleepwalking through this experience...
detached from her feelings.
The article in Town and Country was more intimate on many levels than the book.
I decided to buy the book based on that issue and now feel that my money was ill spent...
This book will be recycled
and I truly wish that I could have been impressed.
Most books that I read are in fact borrowed or purchased second hand.
I have access to an amazing book shop in our Village
that takes trades and gives a credit for future purchases.
The contemporary literature area is chock a block with newer novels
there is also a "Staff Picks" shelf
I look there first
most of the staff picks have been Hostess approved!
I cannot get enough good lit...
be it chick lit or classics
Who are your favourite authors and any suggestions for future reads?