Book covers

22 08 2013

More book covers – picked based on visual appeal, not content unless otherwise stated. Please don’t hold me responsible for a terrible reading experience 🙂

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* Octopus Alone by Divya Srinivasan

* Reclaiming Style by Maria Speake – Especially relevant in post-quake Christchurch.

* The Penguin Macquarie dictionary of Australian politics by Richard Tardif

* Urban Farms by Sarah Rich – Some great ideas for those aiming for self sufficiency in the city.

* The Palace of Curiosities by Rosie Garland

* The Time Team Dig Book by Tim Taylor – R.I.P Mick Aston, the world is a far less interesting place without you.

* Wolves in the Land of Salmon by David Moskowitz

* The Art of Epic by Tara Bennett

* Our Songbirds by Matt Sewell

* Flower by Andrew Zuckerman

* A perfectly kept house is the sign of a misspent life by Mary Randolph Carter – I like this book, it makes me feel better about the state of my house.

* Illustrated Country Year by Celia Lewis

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Book Covers

4 04 2013

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* Ghostheart by Ananda Braxton-Smith

* Horses by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

* An Awfully Big Adventure by Jane Tolerton

* Cooking with Beer by Paul Mercurio

* In One Pot by Blanche Vaughan

* ANZAC Biscuits by Phil Cummings

* Girl Defective by Simmone Howell

* Black Angus by Geoff Bryant

* Time on My Hands by Giorgio Vasta

 





Book Covers

18 02 2013

Time for your weekly(ish) book covers 🙂

I have followed Oscar the Bionic Cats’ journey and it is truly inspirational. I haven’t read the book but I’m sure his willingness to just get on with life will shine through like it has elsewhere.

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Top to bottom, left to right:

* Oscar: the Bionic Cat by Kate Allen

* A Visual Celebration of Giant Pandas by Fanny Lai

* Kathleen and Frank by Christopher Isherwood

* Under the Walnut Tree by Anna Bergenström

* Blood by Tony Birch

* The Secret Museum by Molly Oldfield

* The Weekend Cook by Matthew Evans

* Love and Happiness by Galt Niederhoffer

* Idiopathy by Sam Byers





Penguin do Great Food books

31 10 2012

and equally great covers & titles too! Choose from titles like Buffalo Cake and Indian Pudding or The Well-Kept Kitchen. Now… how to get my local library to stock them…





Booky books

11 10 2012

Left to right, top to bottom:

* Maude: the Not-so-noticeable Shrimpton by Lauren Child

* How to be Danish by Patrick Kingsley

* The Fox’s Tale: The First Christmas by Nick Butterworth

* The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

* The Woodland House by Ben Law

If you are thinking of building your own house or pursuing a self sufficient lifestyle then Ben’s journey is an utterly inspiring one. Beautiful photographs and useful tips for all.

* One Big Rain: Poems for Rainy Days compiled by Rita Gray

* Do your ears hang low? sung by the Topp Twins

* The Rapture of the Nerds by Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross

I have recently finished reading this book and, though mind watering, it is brilliantly written. If you enjoy reading William Gibson, Neal Stephenson or Bruce Sterling then will enjoy this novel too.

* Knit your own Zombie by Fiona Goble

Cute patterns for toy zombies that snap apart and reassemble in multiple ways. A kookie Christmas present perhaps?





Colour me wonderful

20 07 2010

All for the love of purple…

Initially inspired by a friends Lilac blog, I have to confess to being a reformed purple lover. Traumatized in my youth by meeting people who thought tie-dyed purple Jim Beam t-shirts and purple & black crushed velvet dresses were the height of fashion. It was only upon seeing a friends gorgeous deep purple flannelet sheets teamed with a crisp white duvet cover and lilac pillow cases that I re-found my love of purple.

Google Image Search of purple





A Craft Affair

12 07 2010

Ok, I so let the side down by not going to this (sorry Lucy!) but in my defense I was sick, snotty & generally not pleasant to be around.

So, instead of writing my own review, I have to defer to someone who was actually there and a much better writer than I… Maddie of lil’ magoolie.

If you want to know more about what A Craft Affair is, how to join in, browse the wares etc, head on over to the official website A Craft Affair or Facebook page.