Friday, December 16, 2011

New Books

“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?


Taylor schapiro said...

These look super fantastic, I shall check them out. Thanks.

Malcolm Boyd said...

Thanks for the recommendations. All look great! I recently finished reading "The Dovekeepers" by Alice Hoffman. A beautiful, magical, heartbreaking read. I highly recommend it!

Kathryn Zbrzezny said...

I started the Night Circus last night! So far, I love it. Thanks

Anonymous said...

My husband has bought My Heart Wanders, for me for Christmas. Really looking forward to sitting down and reading it, it looks as good as one of your pages. Karen xx

Cat said...

I am also reading the "Night Circus" and it has really piqued my interest. And I have "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" on my Nook and so far it is off to an excellent start!! Mostly though, I listen to thrillers/murder mysteries on CD/MP3 in my car during my 1+ hour commute each way to work!!! Got to stay awake!!!

Kelly Kilmer said...

I love the recommendations! Keep 'em coming!

"The Night Circus" is my favorite book of 2011. Hands down.