Reading List II

Continuing my library and blog love..

Books this month..



There have been a good few this month, a library rummage coming up trumps. "Makery" by Kate Smith has a few good crafting ideas I might indulge in, including a stuffed stag's head which is something I've wanted for a while (Crafidermy FTW). On a similar note "Queen Elizabeth's Wooden Teeth..." by Andrea Barham was a nice book to pick up on a coffee break and read one historical myth at a time. The book looks in the truth behind historical rumours, like the teeth, and goes into the truth of the matter - which was often much more interesting. Not the best written but I'm a fact junkie

While browsing the fiction rails, I came across the illustrated "Stardust" by Neil Gaiman. I love Gaiman, and so not having seen the illustrated Stardust, decided on a re-read, which was of course excellent. The illustrations are beautiful too, so that was a win.

I also, picked up "The Cuckoo's Calling" by, as we all know by now, J.K Rowling under a pseudonym. I approached this the same way I did Gone Girl, indeed the way I approach any book that people are raving about, treat it like I have no idea. I was pleasantly surprised. I love a good mystery, but to be honest there are very few writers where its the story AND writing that I get totally engrossed  - the language is off-putting or there is something sometimes that doesn't gel for me. However, I found Mrs Robert Galbraith really enjoyable and I'm now scouring the shelves for "The Silkworm" so expect that to show up on here soon.

Blog Post Love.. 

copywrite  http://www.abeautifulmess.com/
I still read too many, but this month's standout was this project from A Beautiful Mess.

If I could actually keep plants alive I would definitely do this. Infact, its pinned and I'm contemplating using it for things like my pens, remote controls, cooking tools. Basically I'm trying to think of other ways to use it. Oooh just thought of another one, letters by the front door maybe?

Its such a gorgeously simple, anyone could do it, project that could be adapted so may ways. Much love.


What's been on your reading radar this last month?? 

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