Visiting the book is one of my favorite places. I love books, a love affair that began from the first my mother brought me a book and a set of World Book Encyclopedias. Those books are expensive even when my mother purchased a set over 35 years ago. I also had a subscription to Highlights, Jack & Jill, Ebony Jr., and personal favorite National Geographic that gave me a great curiosity for the world and other cultures, but I digress.
I went to Barnes and Noble yesterday and today, and purchased some magazines and three books that pique my interests. I went there to buy the book “Tranquilista – Mastering the Art of Enlightened Work and Mindful Play” by Kimberly Wilson. Wilson is a teacher, writer, do-gooder, entrepreneur, and eco-fashion designer. She is the creative director and founder of Tranquil Space, yoga studio in Washington DC, and has a website Kimberly Wilson where you can read her blog, listen to her podcast, and shop online with her clothing line TranquiliT.
The book is about starting a business and living the life you want. I am in the process of reading the book, but find it very informational thus far. However, I love reading her blog and listening to her podcast, it’s about creativity and inspiration.
Another little jewel, I picked up at the bookstore is a baking book by Erin McKenna entitled “Babycakes – Vegan, Gluten-Free, and (Mostly) Sugar-Free Recipes from new York’s Most Talked-About Bakery. I first had a vegan cupcake while celebrating a co-worker’s birthday a few years ago, and thought it was one of the most sumptuous cupcakes I had in my life. Who would have thought that a baked good without dairy could taste delicious. One problem, the bakery is hard to get to. I went the bakery one day after work because I wanted a cupcake, and it was a half-hour walk. I thought was going to walk into the east river at one point. It was worth the walk, but not something I would do frequently. Now, I have the cookbook where I can bake those cupcakes and other baked goods from the book. Who knew that you could make chocolate and velvet cupcakes, and sandwich cookies gluten and dairy-free.
My next book is a knitting pattern book called “Knitting 24/7 – 30 Projects to Knit, Wear, and Enjoy, One the Go and Around the Clock by Veronik Avery. I admit that I have a soft spot for purchasing knitting and crochet books as well, and the photography in this book is great along with some nice patterns to knit.
I love this mitten pattern, but really the cape she is wearing. I wonder if the cape can be translated into a knitting pattern? I think the bookmark is beautiful and practical, who could have thought to knit one.
It was way pass my bedtime due to an interruption of a telephone call earlier that cause to prolong the writing of this post a lot longer than anticipated. I have more photos, but time is my enemy. I hope to get another necklace done within the next two weeks. Ciao for now!