As part of my pledge not to buy any more books until the pile on my nightstand is depleted (ha!) I was successful in finishing off a number of books that were laying around partially read (poor dears). I’ve updated my “reads 2014” section with all of these reviews so in 3 months I can look them up and say…have I read that????
The Yarn Whisperer: My unexpected life in knitting / Clara Parkes (own) I love this little book…I think she and I lived on the same street in Fairport, NY but at different times. Really enjoyed her memoir about finding knitting.
Creative Time and Space / Freeman-Zachary (own) I always like to read about other artists/designers, where and how they work etc… Super great little book about making space for making art. Will dip in and out of this again I”m sure
A Million Little Ways / Emily Freeman (own) I love love love Emily’s writing. I follow her blog Chatting at the Sky and I really enjoy it, it’s so peaceful. Good book about creativity and faith and work. Glad I bought it.
Inside of a Dog / Alexandra Horowitz (gifted) Since I own a dog now, my Dad thought this would be a useful read. It’s very interesting and gives a lot of insight into why dogs do what they do. If you’re a dog owner, pick this one up. Helped me not feel guilty when my dog goes *sigh* as she puts her head between her paws.
Wild / Cheryl Strayed (own) I enjoy reading adventure books and I used to read backpacking/hiking memoirs all the time back in the day. This one is very good and I definitely recommend it, even if you are not a hiker. Not so sure about the movie version though, we’ll see. Liked the book too much to see it wrecked on the big screen
Written In My Own Hearts Blood / Diana Gabaldon (own) If you have never read/heard of Diana Gabaldon’s “Outlander” Series….get the to a bookstore or download to your reading device immediately upon finishing reading this post. Could not wait, jumping up and down for this latest installment of Claire and Jamie. *sigh*swoon* Starz series is awesome too but nothing beats the books. Go. Read. Them. Now.