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Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter: Scaling Back in the 21st Century by Lloyd Kahn
Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter: Scaling Back in the 21st Century

Cindy Wexler, August 2, 2012

Everyone nest builds, and the trend towards a simpler life is compelling - often it starts with a simpler home. Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter shows in great variety and detail that simple can be beautiful, creative, elegant, rustic, unique, practical - anything you want it to be. Whether you are looking for inspiration, resources, or practical solutions, this book is for you. A beautiful collection of photos and stories about living smaller and more sustainably - with sketches, floor plans (some anyway) and an incredible section detailing builders and materials currently available.

Even if you never dreamed of a tiny efficient home, this book will inspire and educate you with the beautiful and creative solutions presented. Just get it today!
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Sleeping with the Beast by Dale Ryan
Sleeping with the Beast

Cindy Wexler, June 27, 2012

This book is a lovely tribute to a large (well to do) family full of boys and big dogs - dogs who share the beds, rule the roost, and enjoy the companionship of all the members of their pack - the two leggers and the other four leggers! The photos are beautiful - and the observations are poignant to anyone who has ever loved and shared a life with dogs. Any dog lover, and especially one with a love for beautiful dog-centric interiors, will love this book!
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Georgia in Hawaii: When Georgia O'Keeffe Painted What She Pleased by Amy Novesky
Georgia in Hawaii: When Georgia O'Keeffe Painted What She Pleased

Cindy Wexler, May 31, 2012

Illustrator Yuyi Morales takes inspiration in O'Keeffe's incredible collection of paintings done on her 3 month tour of Hawaii in 1939. The tour was the inspiration of the Hawaiian Pineapple Company (now known as Dole) - they wanted the famous flower painter to paint them two paintings of pineapples for a pineapple juice campaign.

Georgia wanted to live near the pineapple fields, but the company said "No! Only workers live near the fields." Georgia told them she was a worker, there to paint - and they still said no. They gave her a pineapple - the fruit, that is - because that is what they wanted her to paint. Georgia said "humph!" and toured islands for 90 days - she painted flowers, fish hooks and the wide blue sea, and in the end, she gave the company two paintings, but they were not of pineapples. The company wasn't happy and Georgia returned home. The company sent her a pineapple hoping to still get a painting of one - but by then Georgia had time to reflect on her time in Hawaii - and she still didn't need the fruit to make the painting.

O'Keeffe is an inspiration to artists and women and free thinkers everywhere! Morales illustrations are clearly inspired by O'Keeffe's work - but that doesn't mean Yuyi just copied O'Keeffe's style - this book is full of beautiful illustrations that compliment both the artist and Novesky's presentation of this little known facet of O'Keeffe's incredible career
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Ranger's Apprentice, Book 10: The Emperor of Nihon-Ja (Ranger's Apprentice)
Ranger's Apprentice, Book 10: The Emperor of Nihon-Ja (Ranger's Apprentice)

Cindy Wexler, September 1, 2011

I have loved every single Ranger's Apprentice book - the character development has been terrific, and the series never lost it's excitement or drama! This book continues in the wonderful course Flanagan set out - until the very end. It all seemed so rushed - I'm sad to say adios to this series, and a smidge disappointed in the rushed ending. I don't want to say too much, and spoil anyone's fun, though!

I'm really going to miss the adventures of Will, Horace, Halt and company. Or I thought I was - then today I discovered #11, The Lost Stories, coming out 10/4/11! Oh happy me!
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Ranger's Apprentice, Book 10: The Emperor of Nihon-Ja (Ranger's Apprentice)
Ranger's Apprentice, Book 10: The Emperor of Nihon-Ja (Ranger's Apprentice)

Cindy Wexler, September 1, 2011

I have loved every single Ranger's Apprentice book - the character development has been terrific, and the series never lost it's excitement or drama! This book continues in the wonderful course Flanagan set out - until the very end. It all seemed so rushed - I'm sad to say adios to this series, and a smidge disappointed in the rushed ending. I don't want to say too much, and spoil anyone's fun, though!

I'm really going to miss the adventures of Will, Horace, Halt and company. Or I thought I was - then today I discovered #11, The Lost Stories, coming out 10/4/11! Oh happy me!
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