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


Book Covers

11 04 2013


Standard rules apply: I cannot guarantee a good read, only that I liked the cover artwork.

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* The Diamond Thief by Sharon Gosling

*Africa from Above by White Star

* The Village: 400 Years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals and Rogues, A History of Greenwich Village by John Strausbaugh

* Snow White’s Coffin by Kate Camp

* Apocalypse for Beginners by Nicholas Dickner

* Kiwiana Cupcakes, Cake Pops and Whoopie Pies by Kirsten Day

* A 1950s Mother: Bringing up Baby in the 1950s by Sheila Hardy

* Earthflight by John Downer

* Faces in the Crowd by Valeria Luiselli

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

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?

Judging tomes by their skins

26 03 2012

* Lonely Planet Madagascar

* Garden Eco-Chic by Matthew Levesque

* Fables vol.17: Inherit the Wind by Bill Willingham

* Earth Dragon, Fire Hare by Ken Catran

* Bizarre Botanicals by Larry Mellichamp

* The Dream of the Celt by Mario Vargas Llosa

* Dirt by David Vann

* The Man in the Moon by William Joyce

* Black heart by Holly Black

* More Chook Wisdom

* Handmade Living by Tania McCartney with Julie Nichols

* The Holistic Dog by Holly Mash

Animals judging books by their covers

5 03 2012

There seems to be an animal theme with this lot – hardly surprising really considering how many fur-babies I have 🙂

* Kate and Pippin – Martin Springett

* First Rider’s Call – Kristin Britain

* Soonchild – Russell Hoban

* Hans my Hedgehog – Kathryn Coombs

* 101 Fun Things to Do with your Dog – Alison Smith

* Here’s Harry – Susan Adams

* Woof – Elliott Erwitt

* Soul of a Lion – Barbara Bennett

* In Defence of Dogs – John Bradshaw

* Rollo and Ruff and the Little Fluffy Bird – Mick Inkpen

Still more judging a book by it’s cover

17 02 2012

I would like to recommend books I have actually read but, as a librarian, I just don’t get the opportunity…

* The Department of Lost & Found – Allison Winn Scotch

* Cow – Malachy Doyle

* Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books – Leah Price

* Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone – Hunter S. Thompson

* Chamelia – Ethan Long

* House of Mystery, Vol. 8 – Matthew Sturges

* Bad Dog (A Love Story) – Martin Kihn

* This Little Cat – Petr Horáček

* Wreckers – Julie Hearn

* Shazam! – Chip Kidd

* Four Seasons with a Grumpy Goat – Carol Altmann

* Island of Bones – Imogen Robertson

* Nanberry (Black Brother White) – Jackie French

* Box 21 – Anders Roslund

* Iron Thorn – Caitlin Kittredge

* The Atlas of New Librarianship – R. David Lankes

* Survival of the Beautiful – David Rothenberg