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my bedside stack of books

[ stack of books by my bedside ]

Here is the current stack of books next to my bed. I have to admit it’s easier for me to read using the Kindle app on my iPhone because it disturbs Scott less so I find myself reading paper books less, I’ll have to fix this.

Things We Love, by Kate Spade. I got this in a gift bag at the Altitude Design Summit, and you can view it online right here.

99 Drams of Whiskey: The Accidental Hedonist’s Quest for the Perfect Shot and the History of the Drink by Kate Hopkins. This was a Christmas gift and I have yet to really get into it but I think I have a crush on the author already.

The Beauty of Different by Karen Walrond (Chookooloonks). Karen came to Seattle to do a very unique reading. I’m highly enjoying the photos and stories.

Crafting a Meaningful Home by Meg Mateo Ilasco. I’m in love with the projects in this book.

Prudent Advice by Jaime Morrison Curtis (Prudent Baby). Such good advice dispensed with a bit of humor, I occasionally find myself reading these aloud while Scott cooks dinner.

Home from the Hardware Store: Transform Everyday Materials into Fabulous Home Furnishings by Kathleen Hackett and Stephen Antonson. There is this brilliant thing they did using molds for cement pathways.

I Felt Awesome: Tips and Tricks for 35+ Needle-Poked Projects by Moxie, who will be teaching a needle felting course on March 5th in NYC while she’s there for the Needle Felting Extravaganza. If you live nearby I insist you attend, she’s awesome.

Coralie: The Graphic Novel by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by P. Craig Russell. I’ve been waiting for the images from the movie to fade in my head before reading this. Nearly there.

Serenity: Those Left Behind by Joss Whedon. I still miss this series. Reminds me that I also have yet to get into the graphic novels that make up Buffy Season 8.

More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson. Small knitting projects are the best sort of knitting projects.

Handmade Living by Lotta Jansotter. Food, decorations and inspiration, it’s been so nice to page through this bright book after a gloomy day.

disclosure: Each of the links above is an affiliate link with Amazon. If you should happen to buy a book after clicking on that link I get a little bit of money that helps cover cost of hosting for this website.

· comments [19] · 02-24-2011 · categories:books · shopping ·

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  • 1 Seanna Lea // Feb 24, 2011 at 2:46 am

    I was going to ask about the Coraline graphic novel. I have the book, which I love, and was wondering how the graphic novel compared to the book. I can certainly understand waiting until the movie images fade from the mind a bit.

  • 2 John Pickard // Feb 24, 2011 at 5:15 am

    I am signed up to you rss feed but recently any pictures are not coming down.

    Just to let you know.

  • 3 Carrie // Feb 24, 2011 at 6:36 am

    I LOVE Joelle Hoverson’s More Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I finally got to go to Purl Soho last week and they had everything from the book on display. So far, I’ve only made the ribbed hat, which was so ridiculously easy and quick, even for someone who had never knitted in the round, let alone made a hat before.

  • 4 Maggie // Feb 24, 2011 at 7:55 am

    I love the collection of graphic novels (Who doesn’t miss Firefly, really) with a group of DIY handbooks.
    Reminds me of the stack of books I have on my own headboard.

  • 5 Carlie // Feb 24, 2011 at 9:06 am

    What a great stack! I love the idea of featuring what you’re reading lately on your blog. Genius. I might copy, if you don’t mind.

    I didn’t know there was another Last Minute Knitted out there so I was pretty excited to add that to my Amazon wishlist. Thanks!

  • 6 Lydia R. // Feb 24, 2011 at 9:31 am

    There’s actually a movement to get Nathan Fillion enough money to buy the rights to Firefly so he can make the show again.!/HelpNathanBuyFF?sk=info

  • 7 megan // Feb 24, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Seanna Lea – I usually avoid artwork of stories I love and have a visual for already (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Lord of the Rings), but Neil Gaiman was introduced to me in graphic novel format (Sandman) so it makes sense to read Coraline that way. This graphic novel has a more classic GN illustration style, whereas the movie was very Burton-charming. So, while I can appreciate all the nuances that graphic novels give to a spooky story, I wouldn’t necessarily tell you to run out and also get this version of Coraline unless you’re a fan of Neil Gaiman, graphic novels, Coralie or a combination of all three. I think since Coraline was (to the best of my knowledge) originally written to be a book and not a graphic novel it perhaps takes away a bit. The mom in this one is super creepy looking though.

    Thanks John – I’m looking into it.

    Lydia – Oh my. Ok, the cynical side of me tells me that this is Firefly fans setting themself up for a loot of excitement followed by more crushing defeats. But, keep hope alive I guess?

  • 8 Jennie // Feb 24, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Oh! More Firefly, what a dream! I hope there’s a slim chance it all doesn’t go the way of the Arrested Development movie.

    Off to reread the graphic novel and spend some quality time with the DVDs…

  • 9 Therese // Feb 24, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Oh Coraline was such a creepy creepy movie I wish I had never seen it. I will certainly stay away from any book version and I can not handle dolls or teddy bears with button eyes any longer ouh!

  • 10 Kelly // Feb 24, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    I just posted on my blog a stack of books I have from the library too! I have been slacking on my knitting and will have to check out the one you have!

  • 11 the ravenna girls // Feb 24, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    I miss Firefly so much, too. I think i might have to buy this book for my bf, i didn’t know it was out there. Agreed on the potential for crushing defeat, but we can hope, right?

  • 12 Robert // Feb 24, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Prudent advice is a steady at our house my wife loves it

  • 13 Tricia // Feb 25, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    I’ll second that Moxie is fabulous! She was at the Craft booth at Maker Faire the past two years and I had so much fun with her.

  • 14 Laura aka LaLaGirl // Feb 25, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    My teenager and I both read that Coraline graphic novel – I reserved it at the library and didn’t realize it was a graphic novel until I picked it up, and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it! First time I’ve ever read something like that. I haven’t seen the movie yet.

  • 15 Jane // Feb 26, 2011 at 1:28 am

    I read Coraline within a week of seeing the movie, and the book immediately took preference for me. The images in the movie are very strong, but the book is a better-told story to me. Sigh, such is life, aren’t the books always better?

  • 16 Sarah // Feb 26, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Oh, I want the Coraline book! I enjoyed the movie’s graphics as well. I haven’t read any of his books yet. I keep trying to find Stardust at the library, but it’s usually checked out.

    And, I should check out the last-minute knitted gift book. I still haven’t finished this shawl from, oh, a year ago. I think I need a quicker project to motivate me.

  • 17 Victoria // Feb 27, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    I had no idea there was a Serenity book series!!! Thank you!

  • 18 cat // Apr 6, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    How was the Home from the Hardware store book? It looks interesting but the reviews were mixed on Amazon. Any useful projects?

  • 19 Jenny // May 3, 2011 at 5:57 am

    sounds like some awesome books :D i have a stack as well that I haven’t even touched yet. They’re all zombie books though :P

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