What's on your wishlist?
Do you keep wishlists on your favourite shopping websites? I have a particularly soft spot for Book Depository, and though I have a pile of books sky high on my bedside table at the moment, it doesn't hurt to have some backups for when I find myself in need of a good read or a bit of escapism. These have been hanging around in my wishlist for a while:
Treehouse Living: 50 Innovative Designs by Alain Laurens. For moments of discouragement at city living and when I'm yearning for some green.
Vera: The Art and Life of an Icon by Jennifer Renzi. Vera Neumann was a fantastic artist, designer and business woman. Her use of colour and pattern really inspires me.
The Projectionist by Kendall Messick. Documents a man's creation of a miniature opulent movie palace of the 1930s in his basement. The lure of this fantasy world is irresistible.
The Garden in the Clouds by Antony Woodward. This man bought a property half way up a mountain in Wales and decided to make a garden worthy of winning awards. I want to read this because I want to try and soak up some of that dedication and effort.
It Chooses You by Miranda July. I like the idea of finding inspiration in wacky and unassumed places. This is what Miranda does when stuck for ideas writing a screenplay.
Arcadia by Lauren Groff. I'm not 100% convinced I want to read this, but I have heard some good things about it. It's a story of a man who has been brought up in a commune. Anyone read it?
"Flowers, and thoughts of flowers, were Miss Foxe's main occupation. She didn't especially care for motion pictures; she found them too noisy. She would have liked to have had friends to lend books to and borrow pie dishes from. But it was difficult for Miss Foxe to reach that stage with anyone. She spoke so quietly that people couldn't understand what she wasy saying and quickly lost patience. When she paid for things in shops, the change was invariably placed on the counter instead of in her hand. Miss. Foxe occasionally wondered if she had spent her life approaching invisibility and had finally arrived at it. She encouraged herself to see her very small presence in the world as a good thing, a power, something that a hero might possess."
So, what's on your wishlist? I'm always looking for things to add to my reading pile...