On my nightstand/Wednesday

 The Gospel According to Coco Chanel by Karen Karbo    — Very cute book. I cherry picked it however. I’m not big into the history of France or Chanel’s personal history. I just wanted to glean some style tips from it, so I skipped the historical parts. Oh well.

Your Carriage Madam by Janet Lane — got this out-of-print book from the library on recommendation of Marsi. I’m only a few pages into it, but love it so far. I’m already improving my posture.

Dusty Answer by Rosamond Lehmann — This is actually the current book I’m reading (along with Your Carriage Madam). It reminds me of Tana French’s Likeness is an odd way as it deals with inclusive groups of friends viewed by outsiders.

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness — I saw this book on The Evening Reader’s blog and ordered it from the library.

Franny & Zoey by J.D. Salinger — Of course like people across the world I now want to re-read this.

The Nautical Chart by Arturo Perez-Reverte — I adore this author and snatched this up at the thrift store.

Reading Lolita in Tehran — another thrift store buy I will wait to read.

Brava Valentine  by Adriana Trigiani — I am trying very hard to wait to read this until my bookclub does.

Leone’s Italian Cookbook — my Italian father sent to this me as a surprise gift in the mail. (it’s off to the side)


The Human Stain by Philip Roth — Some of you might have seen this book in my last posting. I returned it to the library without reading it. I do that sometimes when a book doesn’t immediately grab me and I happen to have a big fat stack of good books to read.

3 thoughts on “On my nightstand/Wednesday”

  1. Wasn’t overly impressed by The Gospel according to Coco. Some of the history in it (mostly in the beginning of the book) held my interest but the rest of the book, well…. Want to check out “Your carriage, Madame”. I haven’t read The Nautical Chart, but I have read the author before-will put that on the list.
    Great scarf by the way! I like the accent it provides to the outfit.

  2. I am also loving that scarf. In fact, I love all of your scarves. Maybe they deserve a post of their own . . .

    Also really liked yesterday’s boho look, K. Very nice on you, esp with the silver hoop earrings.

    1. A,
      Thanks. I like both looks as well. I only have a handful of scarves because I’m really picky about them, but maybe I will photograph them …
      Nancy and Aaonce,
      It’s funny, we both liked opposite parts of the Chanel book! I’m glad you’re joining the Not a Cent in Lent. I’m hoping to save all that stupid money I spend on little things without really thinking about it. It is a good Lent sacrfice for me because I will definitely feel it.

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