{thoughts on a thursday & what are you reading?}



. . . yesterday was one of those beautiful august days spent traipsing about town for meetings & appointments, visiting many, many design shops for research for an exciting new project, a café date and late lunch date, and best of all, a stop at the art gallery on the way home — gilded frames and arches of colour, eighteenth century chandeliers and heels on herringbone floors . . .



. . . and now, a perfect time to get caught up before friday’s day trip — a million emails and mile-long to-do lists, and perhaps, if there is time, a few moments to catch up on a little reading, and despite the fact that only six months ago, there were over 156 million blogs in the world, have managed only to happen upon two new {lovely!} ones last week, and so, whether books or blogs, or anything in between, would love to know, what are you reading?

{image: cambridge statchel company 15″ patent batchel via asos}

28 Notes
  • I’m buried deep in “I Drink For A Reason” by David Cross, and in a complete genre 180 degree turn I’m also reading “Made From Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life” by Jenna Woginrich.

    As far as blogs, I am in love with and

  • anonymous — it’s a cambridge statchel company collaboration with asos, the 15″ patent batchel, $254.30 usd, and unfortunately currently out of stock . . .

  • Anonymous said...

    So sorry this is a bit of a side note but goodness gracious please where is that bag from?? Probably far out of my price range but oh, I’m in love!

  • The Glass Castle and Half Broke Horses both by Jeanette Wall. Heart breakingly beautiful stories, one a memoir and one a true life novel about Wall’s grandmother. Lovely, poignant prose.

  • I am always reading! My favorite books this summer are The Help, Room, The Hunger Games, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo books…love them all!

  • Anonymous said...

    reading two books this week: Donna Leon’s mystery-Drawing Conclusions and Geraldine Brooks-The Book. …enjoy both and will finish them; life is too short to finish books that are dull

  • Real Simple magazine, Today’s Parent magazine, Jodi Piccoult’s “Handle With Care.” And about 50 blogs on my Google Reader. :oS

  • Just finished reading ‘One Day’ by David Nicholls (so beautiful yet so sad!) and I’m on the precipice of beginning ‘Remember Me?’ by Sophie Kinsella — I love all her books!

  • I feel like I’m stumbling upon new blogs every day, then again I’ve only been blogging for 7 months or so, and I’m completely addicted!

  • I’m reading white tiger by Aravind Adiga.

  • All-time fave book that I recommend to everyone: The History of Love by Nicole Krauss.
    But some good books I have read recently = BossyPants by Tina Fey; Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen; and re-reading The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.
    xx, Kait

  • As for blogs, I think you would like, the two posts below are ones I think you would particularly like. As for books I recently finished Caroline Webber’s Queen of Fashion about Marie Antoinette, it was wonderful!

  • the paris wife! makes me love hemingway even more! i love love your blog, and it inspired me to start my own just over a month ago, called enchantee, thank you millions for your daily inspiration!

  • Just started The Paris Wife, about Ernest Hemingway’s wife. If you haven’t read The Help yet it was amazing and of course will be stocking up on all of the September issues!

    Your blog is absolutely beautiful!

  • Just read the alchemist by paulo coelho and highly recommend it. It’s short but filled with so many world truths put so simply.

  • i just finished a collection of short sci-fi stories by philip dick and now i’m pushing through h. g. wells’ “the invisible man.” great story so far.

  • I just posted this morning about reading…such a wonderful luxury amidst my busy day and all the rush rush. I’m reading A Heart Most Worthy by Siri Mitchell and I love it so far :)

  • “Foundations of the Christian Faith” by James Boice Montgomery. So insightful and wonderful. And of course a book for pleasure: Les Miserables.

  • Just in the middle of ‘When God was a rabbit’ by Sarah winman. Gorgeously self indulgent and perfect holiday reading .

  • Finally reading “New Miss India”

  • This summer I’ve been reading a lot of the classics! Jane Eyre, The Great Gatsby, East of Eden. It really has inspired some of my recipes for my blog and even events! I’ve been following so many blogs that my bloglovin’ is always over 100! This only means that I always have something to look at/read.

  • I am reading Great House, by Nicole Krauss. I love it so far, but it was a sure thing after reading The History of Love a few years ago and thinking about it nearly every day since. I would highly recommend either! xoxo

  • Patti Smith’s ‘Just Kids’. It’s wonderful!

  • I am currently in the midst of “Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant”-a collaborative food related work about the preparation of food for one person. I love it!!!!

  • I’m traipsing in the middle of Robert Jordan’s Lord of Chaos (Wheel of Time). The thunders and rain are loud outside. A stormy day to hail my birthday, I guess.

    May you have more beautiful August days. :)

  • Well you lead me only yesterday to “Deliciously Organised” blog and that believe me has already taken up considerable reading time….
    My darling little girl is now 3 years old and I have just began to read a little at bedtime. I am currently reading CASTING OFF by Elizabeth Jane Howard. It is the last of 4 books that chronical the “Cazelet” family. It is beautifully written and a classic account of life in England last century. I love great dynastic sagas and this is pure heaven – highly recommended. Thank you for a great creative lift every day, Julie from UK x

  • Just finished Every Day By The Sun by Dean Faulkner Wells, William Faulkner’s niece. It was incredible.

    xoxo michele

  • Have finally found time to read as well.. starting by your lovely blog and followed by La Dolce Vita, Habitually chic and Elements of style.. feels good to sit in the couch at this silent time…

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