Even though I’ve been going more and more digital (Hello, iPad!) I still love books. Now I’m definitely not one for the heavy or deep thinking non-fiction. No, I’m more of the chick-lit, light hearted, reading is fun kind of reader. I can devour a book in a day if I have the time and there are some books that I love to keep reading over and over again because they help me think about style and beauty in a different way.
What’s currently on the floor next to my bed (I have a low platform bed so no need for side tables):
- Big Fish by Daniel Wallace: I love this book and the Tim Burton film made a few years ago because in a way it reminds me of my Dad. My Dad is known for telling tales and great stories and one of the best quotes in the book is, “remembering a man’s stories makes him immortal.” It’s a unique piece of fiction that I will love always.
- Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual: I talked about this book very briefly when I got it, it came a bit early thanks to Amazon.com and this is definitely a book that I go back to over and over again to rethink my makeup routine. To rethink colors, makeup to try, just to think about beauty in a different way. I also do that with Kevyn Aucoin’s Making Faces, especially when I want to do bolder and more creative makeup. But Bobbi Brown never disappoints me and I could study all of her books all day. I may even download it for the iPad, I saw it’s available just the other day.
- How to Have Style by Isaac Mizrahi: This is the book that convinced me to give bangs a try last year (I switched back to a swoop for summer, bangs get a bit hot). It makes me rethink my wardrobe, what I really need in my closet and what my clothes say about me. Plus, I adore Isaac Mizrahi and would love to meet him one day. I feel like I could sit down and have a cup of tea with him and laugh like we’ve been friends forever. He doesn’t do anything flashy, it’s all about accessible style and feeling your best and that is always great to have.
- Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts: I told you this book was part of my mojo recovery plan and I’m reading each craft and highlighting the projects I must try!
In addition to that stack, I’ve got my iPad brimming with digital magazines (LOVE!) and am contemplating my next digital download.
Any suggestions for new reading material?