Last week involved wrapping up some big reading and then trying to corral my thoughts into something articulate. I’m referring to A Little Life, one of the most difficult but poignant books I’ve ever read. To compound things I read Our Endless Numbered Days last week and it’s another complex piece of literary fiction (my review will be later this week). That’s why it may not be too surprising that I’m staying in quieter waters for my fiction reading this week.
Mademoiselle Chanel: Historical fiction about Coco Chanel because even if I know her story by heart, I still love hearing it again. I always learn something new, even if it’s not positive.
Tim Gunn: The Natty Professor: Tim Gunn. Because you can never get too much of this good thing. Do I need to say more? I didn’t think so.
Do Your Om Thing: heard about this and thought it was time to try and get back to my yoga and meditation practices. Too much long term stress and age (yuck!) mean I’m not handling things with the ease I used to. When did stiffness become the norm? The bottom shelf of anything has become an exercise in futility- or at least pain. I’m not looking to be bend-y anymore I just don’t want to fall over when I try and straighten my legs.
Midcentury Houses Today: Because at long last we bought a house here in Seattle. It’s not been easy (see book above) but now we need to bring a 1958 house into the 21st century while not obliterating its heritage. If you like all things remodeling, I’ll be writing about our experience on my lifestyle blog Inside Out. It should be an exciting mixture of good, bad, and ugly. Oh, and expensive. Which I guess counts as ugly.
tanya (52 books or bust) says
Seriously? YOu have 2 blogs? I never… how do you find the time?
And I’m about half way through Mademoiselle Chanel and I’m loving it. It is much better than i imagined and I’m having problems putting it down.
Apparently, I don’t Tanya- I haven’t posted in the personal one since July! Shannon has just been bugging me for photos of our house so I thought I would give it a go. 🙂
Sarah's Book Shelves says
Ha – A Little Life tore me up as well and I needed a recovery book afterwards. I’ve heard some great things about Our Endless Numbered Days…will look out for your review.
Leah @ Books Speak Volumes says
Ooh, Do You Om Things sounds interesting! I have never had the patience to give yoga and meditation a real shot, but I would like to try. And I’m so excited to read about your home remodeling!
I’m reading it in hopes I can learn how to keep my head from exploding!
These all look like such great books! I really want to read your reviews of them! <3 Bee @ Bee Reads Books