The Summer Stack
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It is only April and already the stack is solid. Let's start at the TOP, shall we?
Hiding on the top of the stack is a beautiful new children's book titled Too Many Carrots by Katy Hudson. The story is cute and quirky, but the illustrations are the real draw. I always love a well illustrated children's book because it gives the adult something to lean into while reading over and over and over again. Katy Hudson's work reminds me of Tasha Tudor's books -- full of charm and everyday beauty that makes you appreciate the little world around you. You might be interested in Katy's studio space and work process in the video below -- I found her to be just as charming and sweet as her illustrations:
|Kids Picks at The Nest Book Club ::: Artwork on the right featured in the book below "Follies"|
Now onto the adult books -- top of my list? Gardening.
Then there is the Scotland part:
She describes Scotland as introverted and writes:
"I am a connoisseur of rain (all us introverts are), and Jaunary rain in Edinburgh is the rain of romance. It's for those of us who love
the quiet of libraries, the minor third of a sad song, and the aloneness of a 4 o'clock twilight." ~ Vivian Swift in Gardens of Awe and Folly
I didn't even know how much Scotland resonated with me. I didn't even know.
I have convinced my husband to use our airline miles for a trip this fall to the land of my dreams. Je. Suis ALORS Prest.
Alba gu bràth
Chocolate dipped spoons (REAL spoons) are also on my list of MUST MAKES along with about 20 other ideas -- note my liberal
use of dog-earring on the right. It is no sign of disrepect -- just a sign of love when I dog-ear a book that much!
Last title of the stack is the THM (Trim Healthy Mama) Cookbook.