30 May 2013

The Book Corner: My Latest Reads

I don't get a chance to read much anymore, gone are the days where I could read a book in a week or it's it's really intriguing lock myself away and finish it in a day or two. Since having Freya curling up with a good book had become a thing of the past until recently. Not sure how this happened but I have managed to have 3 books on the go! now that Freya is in a routine I get a few hours of the evening to act like a real human, I can cook, write something, have sex (in that order) or more likely read a few pages of a good book. I'm currently working my way through 1940's Fashion A definitive Sourcebook (Goodman/Fiell), The Science Of Black Hair (Saja publishing) and The Twelve Tribes Of Hattie (Windmill Books)

I reviewed the 1930's editions of the Emmanuelle Dirix & Charlotte Fiell series of books that discover the forgotten decades in fashion. the newest title is all about 1940's fashion, which is surprisingly glamorous yet frugal era due to it being a decade of war. The book details the trends of the day along with stunning unpublished images from the 1940's the book archives fashion pieces from day wear to evening bags. Its great for inspiration and with the current surge in interest of home sewing it a great source for adapting your wardrobe 1940's style!

I've also been reading The Science Of Black Hair by Audrey Davis-Sivasothy which is an excellent reference book for natural and relaxed hair, I picked it up at the Sheabutter Cottage a few weeks ago and haven't been able to put it down. It pretty much has everything you need to know about our hair from its chemical make up to products that work and how these products work.  I have been meaning to read this for a few years now and I'm so glad that I have found it. It has cut down my googling no end and taught me a few thing I didn't know that I have implemented into my hair care regimen. 

Lastly I'm about to begin reading The Twelve Tribes Of Hattie by Ayana Mathis a New York Times Bestseller and Oprah Winfrey Must Read! A novel about family which paints a portrait of twentieth century America. I recieved this book from my hubby for valentines day and am only now breaking the spine......I'll let you know how it goes in the next edition of the Book Corner.


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