February 18, 2010

From the Bookshelf

 
I don't have a lot of time to read these days but I can still manage to spend a little time flipping pages and dreaming. I love this new Cottage Style magazine. Not cheap at $10 but Costco has it 30% off. I'm savoring every page.

  
This book is absolutely swoony. I had my library order it and it went right to the top of my wish list.

  
I love Atlanta Bartlett and I enjoyed this book, maybe not as much as At Home with White which is also at the top of my wish list, but it's a good book.

  
I loved this book. I also love the first one Swedish Interiors. Gettin' in touch with those Swedish roots I reckon. I even sound like I'm Swedish, don't I?

 
And just in case you think I just love everything and don't have a discriminating bone in my body, I'll tell you that I didn't care for this book. At all. I was hoping for an entire book that made me feel all warm and cozy the way the cottage from The Holiday did. Nope. Nada. Nothing. Maybe it's just me but this one fell flat.

I hope you can take some time to get cozy and read too.

24 comments:

  1. Thanks for the book reviews. Nothing worse than being disappointed in a decor book!

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  2. I'm picking up Cottage Style on Saturday. Can't wait. And isn't The Holiday a great movie? Just watched it again this last weekend. Loved the cottage and the music. Still not totally sold on Jack Black in that role, but Jude more than made up for it!

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  3. I haven't had time to read much lately either, but I saw that Cottage Style magazine last night at Lowe's and almost grabbed it. Now I'm kicking myself for not getting it! Too bad about the one English Cottage book, I've seen that one several times before and thought about ordering it, glad I didn't. I'll wait and flip through it in person before I invest in something I may not like.

    Kat :)

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  4. Too funny! I own every single one of the books you listed. I bet our Wishlists at Amazon look very similar! Smiles, H

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  5. OK....you are the 2nd person who has posted on that issue of Cottage Living.....I guess I better be picking that one up!! I love a good magazine to curl up with!!

    Shellagh

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  6. I adore the pink and white chairs on that one book....swoony indeed! Fun reads....that reminds me..my books were due back today....

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  7. I picked up the new Cottage Style mag at B&N the other day but put it back down because I already had 3 more mags in my hand. Thanks for the idea to look for it at Costco! I've looked at all the books you show too but haven't bought any othe them yet either. Too many books to choose from... I have such a long wish list!

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  8. Swedish Country Interiors looks like a book I need to get my hands on.

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  9. Thanks for the book reviews Jen. All the covers look gorgeous :-)Haven't seen the latest Cottage Style magazine but heading out to Costco this afternoon so will have a look. Have a great weekend ♥

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  10. Dont you just love to sit down to a good book or magazine. I get so excited when my magazines are in my mailbox!
    Bristol

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  11. cottage style magazine?
    where have i been?
    & i was the one declaring rock removal for all those who haven't yet heard of "the help'---geez!!
    i'm out to find that one
    &
    thrifty chic looks divine!
    thank you miss jen!
    i love YOUR lists
    xo

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  12. Thank you for posting this! I really like your blog!!

    Common Cents
    http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com


    ps. Link Exchange?

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  13. hi jen,

    GREAT picks. i have been taking out every home decor book from my library and their statewide network of books! a great way to test drive beautiful books.

    love atlanta bartlett.

    happy swooning & reading!

    xo
    elyse

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  14. I am reading costco book, though not that frequent. Reading books about style and fashion would help you to be aware of the new decor, style, designs, appliances. Especially when you are refurnishing your home, this book is a great guide to pick what is best.

    Buy Casablanca

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  15. I'm ordering that Swedish book today, I've got more Swede in me than anything else! Thanks for the reviews.

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  16. Oh girl...thanks for the book reviews. I have a couple of them and love every page. Thank you so much for sharing! Just wondering HOW I've missed finding your blog for sooo long?

    Must not be paying attention!

    :)Rebecca

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  17. Thanks for the book review!! I had looked at that last book at B&N the last time I was there and decided it wasn't for me either! However I would LOVE to get my hands on that Thrifty Chic!!! :)

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  18. Thank you so much for reviewing these books. I don't buy many decorating books but when someone tells me about a good one, I am all in.

    I just bought The House Book by House Beautiful and it gets a thumbs up:)

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  19. Wow! Thanks so much for reviewing our book Swedish Country Interiors on your beautiful and informative blog! Edie & Rhonda

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  20. My husband and I were at Barnes and Noble a couple weeks ago browsing decor books, and I ended up picking up that Cottage Style magazine instead. My husband was surprised and wondered "your only getting a magazine?" Of course I replied "this isn't just any magazine. This is Cottage Style magazine." I already had another edition of Cottage Style, and I LOVE it! Isn't it just full of so many beautiful homes and ideas?

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  21. Oh I definitely MUST check this magazine (Cottage Style) out! Thanks so much for sharing about it. This is a new one to me. :) Have you ever read the Fresh Home magazine? This is one of my favorites, and it is just getting better and better. Sometimes the rooms they feature can be a bit too modern for me, but I can totally overlook that because it's such a good magazine! Well now, I guess I left you with a review of my own! :) I hope you are doing well and that you have a good night!

    Blessings,
    Jenni
    Jenni

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  22. hey sweetie....ran to borders & grabbed cottage style. i think i have the last 2 years & was thrilled to see a new one.
    got the library to order thrifty chic & easy elegance...LOVE!!

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  23. I love your style...:) It is beautiful...The blog and your home...:) Hi, I'm Meme from Screaming Meme...It is so nice to meet you! Stop by Screaming Meme and look at the slipcover I made from painter's drop cloths...I look forward to getting to know you...Hope to see you soon! Meme
    www.thescreamingmeme.blogspot.com

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