IT is that time again almost summer, time to get your hands on some good books. I am sharing my summer reads all this week with you. Today I am sharing my non-fiction, tomorrow fiction, Thursday young adult fiction, and Friday is a re-cap. Enjoy! and please share your reading lists with me in the comments.
Dear Photograph by Taylor Jones
We all have moments we wish we could relive. We'd give anything to skid down the toboggan hills of our youth, to breathe in the smell of our children as babies, or to spend just one more minute with someone we've lost. Dear Photograph provides a way to link these memories from the past to the present, overlapping them to see how the daydreams of our memories collide with our current realities.
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
A young woman walks into a laboratory. Over the past two years, she has transformed almost every aspect of her life. She has quit smoking, run a marathon, and been promoted at work. The patterns inside her brain, neurologists discover, have fundamentally changed.
Hand in Hand: Crafting with Kids by Jenny Doh
Hand in Hand offers the best of the best: 20 superstar parenting bloggers share exclusive, photo-rich insights into their creative lives along with a favorite how-to craft for parent and child to make together. The 20 projects feature a well-balanced mix of techniques, materials, colors, and styles for a range of ages.
Romantic Prairie Style by Fifi O'Neill
Romantic Prairie Style embraces simple pleasures, comfort and the long-cherished ideals of natural beauty, simplicity and harmony with the earth. It's a style that says 'home' wherever you may be because, more than anything else, it's a mindset: gentle but strong, welcoming and lasting, durable yet sophisticated and, above all, real. Here interiors bear the influence of European settlers and the poetry of the heart-warming authenticity of simple, natural textures, hand-hewn beams, bleached wood, weathered planks, woven blankets, cow-hide and Navajo rugs. It's a style inspired by the honesty of homespun materials of the past wedded to a flair for the present.
Tilda's StudioOver 50 Fresh Projects by Tone Finnanger
A gorgeous collection of over 50 projects inspired by Tilda's studio.Choose from a stunning variety of designs for yourself and your home, including bags, accessories, clothing, decorations, gifts and soft toys.The colour palette used includes beautiful shades of lavender, pink, teal, turquoise, green and blue.
Expressive Photography by Tracey Clark
Visually stunning, and unique in its collaborative approach, this book brings the spirit of the immensely popular Shutter Sisters' blog to the printed page through the voice and photography of its founding members. From portraits to landscapes, still lifes to documentary shots, "Expressive Photography" will teach readers how to create their own compelling photographic images--one click at a time
** Elevate the Everyday: A Photographic Guide to Photographing Motherhood by Tracey Clark (available July 2012)
Focusing on the beauty of ordinary moments, Tracey offers inspirational ideas that will jumpstart your photographic energies and enable you to see your children and yourself in a new way through the lens of your camera. Each day of a mother's life is full of photographic potential, and Elevate the Everyday gives you the tools to take moments and situations that might be easily overlooked and turn them into memorable and lasting photographs. With a host of creative ideas, technical tips, poignant stories of motherhood, and inspirational images that go far beyond traditional posed shots, Tracey shows you how to unlock your creativity and document your everyday life. Accessible and encouraging, this book is for everyone who wants to document the special moments in their lives, camera in hand.
** Paper Made!: 101 Exceptional Projects to Make Out of Everyday Paper by Kayte Terry
Announcing the biggest, best, most innovative book ever on paper craft. Even better, this is not about how to use costly, artsy paper, but how to turn stuff around the house—magazines and shopping bags, candy wrappers and paint sample cards, wrapping paper, old maps, and paper towel tubes—into stunning jewelry, gifts, home décor, party favors, and much more.
Fresh American Spaces by Annie Selke
From a powerhouse in the design world comes a vibrant decorating book that instructs readers on how to layer fabrics and patterns, combine colors, and add furnishings and accepts to create an adaptable and exuberant home.
Synopsis and links from Goodreads.com
**Synopsis and links from Amazon.com