The thickly bound format is ideally read in bed. This is just the kind of book to shut out the world with a sense of Scandinavian comfort.
One could view this project as a metaphor for the baggage that we all carry and the notion that no matter how grand a life might appear, there’s always…stuff. Some of it may be good, some of it may be bad, but it’s always there. That seems to be Jacobson’s big takeaway – and it’s a valuable one.
...each story feels a bit short and glossed over on the way to a guaranteed happy ending for the Gaines family. Regardless, "Fixer Upper" fans will be happy with what they find, leaving Chip and Joanna plenty left to reveal as their Magnolia story continues.
Dog owners curious about the lives of their pets will savor this book, but it deserves a wider audience than just animal lovers.
Exercises include crate training a cat, ensuring tranquility in multicat or multi-animal homes, and safely clipping a cat’s claws. Cat lovers will appreciate the sensible advice and in-depth explanations of feline behavior.
...having such a fine book of poetry come to us now from such a voice as Merwin's is a rare and particular gift.
The book itself is beautifully constructed with a sturdy cover and heavy pages that can withstand even the most vivid coloring with pen, pencil or brush. Coloring aficionados will get hours of pleasure from filling in the drawings...
Rybczynski is totally engaging in this smoothly flowing, sharp, witty narrative—another winner from a top-notch writer on design.
...Duerr persuasively advocates for buying clothing made by local artisans using sustainable methods. She is at the forefront of the “slow fashion” movement, from which readers can expect to see many future books.
Houston also continually refers to the published version of the book he is writing, pointing out its similarities to others, ancient and contemporary. And we sometimes have to “unlearn” things we thought we knew—e.g., Gutenberg’s first book was not the Bible but rather a grammar text. A splendid, challenging mixture of information and fun.
Part Arthurian high fantasy, part steampunk, laced with belle epoque drug- and absinthe-fueled decadence—the concept’s so high it floats, but that doesn’t mean people will want to jump up and catch it.
Cox’s prose about his furry family are what makes his memoir more endearing than a mere repackaging of his cats’ best Twitter material, even to a dog person like me.
The high-speed exposition leads to a brightly disillusioned tour of D.C. institutions that shine more vividly than the people who represent them in Bowen’s ebullient antidote to election-season blues.
In his new book, “The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies,” John Lott methodically dismantles one popular gun-control myth after another.
With an arborist mindset and smooth, poetic prose, the author reflects on the usefulness and the living splendor of trees, which he believes “summon us to witness nature; they are closest to its heart.”
When a medical issue threatens to cripple or even kill Bunker, readers will wonder whether the dog—and Barton herself—will survive. A heartfelt page-turner about depression and how dogs can save us from ourselves.
Interspersed throughout with recipes for forager-style dishes and desserts, Risen’s book is as much a celebration of nature and family as it is feast for the heart and soul. A generous, poignant memoir.
An elegantly written, passionately presented, cleverly organized guide to pursuing a healthy and responsible life.
Like many family stories, the writing meanders far and wide, and its impact may be more important to the family than to readers. However, the author shows the deep respect and love a family can have toward a faithful, friendly canine companion.
...parts of the book will be too basic for seasoned designers (see its 10-point guide on how to paint a space). But readers who are overthinking a redecorating project or feeling overwhelmed by it will be well served.