There is something truly magical about Christmas stories… My kids just love reading them over and over again…. This story in particular is a favorite …. maybe because they are Dr.Suess fans or maybe because they just love the movie so much!!!…who knows!!!
Dr. Suess writes a whimsical Christmas tale in his word-play style that everyone always enjoys…..The Grinch hates Christmas, and wants to stop it from coming. So he forms a devious plan: to impersonate Santa Claus and steal Christmas presents. But to his amazement he did not stop Christmas from coming!….. He realizes something new. That maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store. That maybe Christmas . . . perhaps . . . means a little bit more!
Ok this isn’t technically a book…. But I thought it might be useful for parents like me to know about it!!!….This Pro/Con Journal is supposed to be a great tool for introducing the concept to kids. It says that it could enable them to make right choices!!!…hmmm lets see…. I’m ordering a few copies right now… and I’m hoping that the journal is everything it says it is!!! ;)
Via Kid Crave.
Katharine Hepburn is another one of my style icons!!!…. She was glamorous when she wanted to be and tomboyish when she didn’t and as a result she developed a personal style and public image as a style rebel…. She never intend to change the face of American fashion; she just didn’t like wearing skirts!!!. I love this quote from the book that Hepburn told Calvin Klein “I realized long ago that skirts are hopeless….. Anytime I hear a man say he prefers a woman in a skirt, I say, ‘Try one. Try a skirt.’”
Scott Barnes is the make up artist to the celebrities… I didn’t think that i would like this book or find it useful… but I actually did and highly recommend it :)
Richard Scarry’s books were our favorite when we were kids… We used to love reading them and we used to pretend to be those characters when we played!!!… I still get excited when I find his books!!!! I love reading them to my kids… because it almost feels like I’m sharing or reliving my childhood with them!!! :)
Yves Saint Laurent had a famous love affair…. It was with Morocco !!! In fact he loved Morocco so much he bought the famous Majorelle Gardens in Marrakech and made it his home.
Une Passion Marocaine gives an insight of his life there…. its sort of a diary or a scrapbook…even if you can’t read it (because its in french) the beautiful sketches and photographs themselves can tell you the story… A must!!!
I have posted before about my ultimate style icon Carolyn Besstte Kennedy Here….. I would say that she helped me define my style when I was in collage (maybe even now)… No one did the urban minimalist look better than her…. I often wonder what her style would be like today and what would her choices be from the latest collections!!!
As much as I liked her, I always avoided reading books about her because to be honest it is her style I am more interested in!!!… But somehow I got my hands on Carole Radziwill’s book and am so happy that I did… it is well written and I highly recommend reading it!!!
No wonder it was a New York Times Bestseller!
Its been a while since I posted book of the week!!!... and to make it up to you, I wanted to come back with the perfect book!!!… Gone Girl is the closest thing to perfection that I could find in terms of the story as well as the writing ofcourse….I must say that I haven’t finished it yet but I am finding it to be addictive in the way the best stories always are!!! I don’t want to spoil it for you… So I will only say this: A woman disappears on the day of her 5th anniversary and all roads point to her husband as the killer!!! ;)
20th Century Fox acquired Gone Girl….Reese Witherspoon is said to be cast as Amy (The missing wife)… I truly hope that Matt damon would be cast as Nick (The husband)!!! I honestly doubt that anyone would portray Nick as well as him!!!
For those of you who have been reading this blog (or who know me), you probably have noticed my love affair with books …. Well no love affair or should I say romance is complete without candles!!!
I am in love with Assouline’s Candles… They smell so good and have really cute quotes on them about books!… They are perfect for gifts ;)
I started reading this book by Nora Ephron very recently… actually right after her death (which was around 2 weeks ago)…. I don’t know why it never occurred to me to read one of her books before even though I have always been a big fan of her movies!!!
Scribble Scribble collects the columns she wrote for Esquire from 1975 to 1977…. I found it really interesting that she described the beginnings of a phenomena that actually dominates journalism today!!!….She described the birth of People magazine….a magazine that makes its profits by focusing on celebrity gossip and revolves around their lives!!!
I loved the way she wrote this book…. she was wickedly funny in it… and I highly recommend it.
Next on my list is Crazy Salad!