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February booklist

Well, this is going to be a quick list.

1. Exploring English Castles, Dr. Edd Morris

A coffee table book that takes a selection of castles and shares their history and architectural details. However, the design of the book seemed a bit amateurish, and since all the photos were from Shutterstock and not taken specifically for the book, they often didn't illustrate the text well.

2. Spark Joy, Marie Kondo

She's a bit nutty, but an adorable kind of nutty.

3. The New Deal, Jonathan Case

A fun graphic novel romp through historical New York hotel life; loved the vibe of the art

4. Fifth Avenue, 5 A. M., Sam Wasson

Bought this off a $2 cart at a West Village rare book store. This is not a rare book, obviously, but it must be rather forgetable despite its charms because I got home and realized (after reading 3/4 of the book) that I'd read it once before, 5 years ago. It's beautifully written, though, and if you like Audrey Hepburn and/or Breakfast at Tiffany's you should probably read it. 

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warriorsavant
Mar. 7th, 2016 10:39 pm (UTC)
Too bad about the castles book, it sounded interesting.
eattheolives
Mar. 17th, 2016 11:33 pm (UTC)
It wasn't by any means terrible - it just could have been better.
onetravelsfar
Mar. 8th, 2016 02:23 pm (UTC)
You may be the only person I know who reads a coffee table book cover to cover!
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