“When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.”
― Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (well, he actually said, "I have turned my entire attention to Greek. The first thing I shall do, as soon as the money arrives, is to buy some Greek authors; after that, I shall buy clothes." but the variant translation works for me, too!)
Paumes' Finland Children's Rooms (Can't read a word of Japanese but I absolutely adore the little Paumes books. I've been collecting them for a few years now.)
My Heart Wanders by Pia Jane Bijkerk (due out May 2011 in the U.S. but available at around $25 on amazon for those of you who are impatient like I am.)
Keepsakes by Frances Hansen (I didn't buy it for the recipes but for the artwork! Collage!)
New Artisans by Olivier Dupon (I pretty much dropped everything when I saw this book. I saw a teaser post online on someone's blog and wasn't that impressed with it. In person, I wanted to sit on the floor in the bookstore and just devour it.)
Fiction wise I just finished reading Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities, which I absolutely adored. It is a book that I know that I will be returning to. I am now reading The Book of Qualities and really enjoying it. It's short, sweet and poignant.
Have you bought or read any new books lately?
2 years ago