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4 March 2013

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A handwritten letter from a beautiful lady and the only two periodicals I’ve bought in 18 months (I just had to check them out for myself and they are lovely!). These reads made for relaxing moments to sit and cherish the words and images. I’m about to start Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less Are the Keys to Sustainability. What have you been reading lately? Please do share. Do you have any recommendations for kindle books on food, life, biographies, walking, urban life, travel or expat stories?

10 Responses
  1. March 4, 2013

    I have not read Cereal but I have heard about it. I adore Kinfolk…isn’t is delightful? It almost has a calming feel about it I think.

    I am reading Edible Selby which is one of the most inspiring foodie books I have read in ages. Not sure if it is a kindle type of book though.

  2. March 4, 2013

    oh, how I love your simple photos like these. they speak of your minimalism so eloquently.

  3. Chisa permalink
    March 4, 2013

    What beautiful photos! I love the calm in them. You’re also making me crave sake.

    That book sounds really interesting – curious to see how you find it! I’ve also been reading a bit on sustainability, travel and food the past few years. Here’s a few recommendations:

    In Defense of Food and The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan
    Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
    Without Reservations by Alice Steinbach
    A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg
    Monsoon Diary by Shoba Narayan

  4. Megan permalink
    March 4, 2013

    The two periodicals you mentioned are unknown to me but will try on your recommendation. Green Metropolis sounds like my kind of book so that is also on my list.
    Two travel books I loved were “The Most Beautiful Walk in the World – A Pedestrian in Paris” by an expat Australian named John Baxter. It has many amusing anecdotes but few illustrations. “Walks Through Lost Paris” by Leonard Pitt is mostly photographs – old and new photos showing the many changes in the city and suggested walks to observe those places mentioned in the book. We used it quite a bit on our visit there last year.
    My favourite books are biography and factual history and I’ve just finished reading “Richard III – the Young King to Be” by Josephine Wilkinson about Richard’s youth and part one of a proposed trilogy. My finishing it coincided with the discovery of Richard’s remains in a car park in Leicester.
    Sorry about the long comment :)

  5. March 5, 2013

    I love your photos!!! They’re so simple and beautiful :) I’m keen to check out Kinfolk as well – I figure it must live up to the hype cause it’s just been growing and growing! I’m not sure about kindle recommendations though unfortunately, but it looks like loads of people have given recommendations :) Rhianna :)

  6. March 7, 2013

    I’ve been working on some books by Pema Chodron. Her words are always wise and timely!

  7. March 8, 2013

    What a treat to catch up on your previous posts. I read a lot of blogs, and online articles. I used to read more motivational and factual books but my brain is so clogged with the info I pick up online these days then I tend to relax with humorous fictions and cookbooks.

  8. March 10, 2013

    Oh dear, this made me realise that the last thing I really ‘read’ was months and months ago and it was a book I didn’t like, but forced myself to finish. That makes me sad.

    Off to the book shelf I go!

    x Jasmine

  9. March 12, 2013

    Oh, Kinfolk and Cereal are also two of my favorite morning reads :) !
    For books, I can truly recommend John Steinbeck’s ‘Travels with Charley’ and Hemingway’s ‘A moveable feast’!

  10. March 27, 2013

    I just finished the Dovekeepers, which was beautiful, the art of racing in the rain is an emotional favourite from a while back and the shoekeepers wife was also lovely. I tend to read mainly fiction… I read just before bed everyday and it helps me to wind down and drift off.

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