Monday, 10 October 2011

Ten books awaiting

Ten books awaiting

I always have a pile (or ten) of books waiting for me to get around to them, this is the pile that awaits me in the conservatory. From top to bottom then:

1) & 2) Junk Style and Comfortable Country – I love these little books. I can’t say that I have actually read them as such but they’re packed full of gorgeous photos that every so often I drool over.

3) Why does E=mc2? by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw – Hmm, I think it was the sound of Brian Cox’s voice that sold me on this one but I’ve yet to get around to reading it.

4) Exit the Actress by Priya Parmar – I have actually already read this one and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Recommended by my favourite historical novelist and narrating the story of Nell Gwyn, the style was quite different I found but I really enjoyed it.

5) & 6) The Queens Man & Cruel as the Grave by Sharon Penman – This is my favourite historical novelist herself but these two are a departure from what I’ve read thus far in as much as they are historical mysteries. I’ll have to wait and see.

7) Lionheart by Sharon Penman – back to the format I love, this book is brand new as it has only just been published. Telling the story of Richard Lionheart it fits into the timeline of her other novels well and should be a fabulous read.

8) 52 weekends by the Sea by Brigid Nelson and Craig Easton – I first picked this up at the library and loved it, hence the purchase. Featuring the coastline of Britain it winds it way around the country highlighting 52 fantastic weekend destinations. With some yummy photography it has me drooling over many a destination.

9) Decorate by Holly Becker and Joanna Copestick. Another brand new book, Holly Becker is the author of the very popular Decor8 blog and has applied her talents to this new book which I think came out in March. I’ve yet to dip into it, beyond a quick flick, but it promises to be a fantastic source.

10) Living Rooms – love this book and it has my lounge on the front cover. Ok well not exactly ‘my’ lounge but my plans for my lounge lol.

That’s all for now folks. I’ve been missing in action just lately, partly due to my disappointment over losing all the photos from my blog and partly due to ‘stuff’. You can see more 10 on the 10th over at Shimelle’s.

Thanks for dropping by and please feel free to leave me a comment.

Wendy xx


Sheena said...

Love your pile of books Wendy x
Thanks for the Decor8 blog link too
I'm obsessed by home & decorating books whilst we finish our house build.

Alison said...

Lovely autumn reading Wendy..I must look at Sharon Penman-these look like the kind of books my MIL enjoys-am thinking Christmas pressies here!
Alison xx

Sian said...

Is there anything nicer in the whole world than a pile of books waiting to be browsed? I don't think so!

Jimjams said...

Interesting assortment of books. Glad you haven't given up on the blog!

Jo.C said...

Good to see you back and I'll add you to my list for 52 weeks - I have the info.
Enjoy the books - may have to look into a few of those myself.

Ginger said...

that looks like a very interesting list/pile of books :) I finished Pillars of the Earth about a month ago after starting at Christmas and I'm looking at my own pile to see what's next :)

Miriam said...

What a great list & pile of books, I think if I was to put my books to read in a pile I might actually get 'round to reading them!! Thanks for the inspiration x

alexa said...

This is an intriguing pile! I've made a note of your historical fiction ones as my Mum loves these too and I am always on the look out for good recommendations - and I get to read them too! I'd be heading for the non-fiction ones on your coffee table, especially those lovely home decor books ...

Gem's Crafts said...

What an interesting pile of books to read. I love reading and always have one by the bed :)
Good to see you back :)

Beverly said...

Glad to see you are still with us :) What a heartache to lose the photos but at least the stories are still there and I'm guessing you have all the pics somewhere. That's a big stack of books. Most of mine are on my Kindle these days. I love historical fiction so will have to check out a few of these.