Daily Covet: Classic books in cute outfits!

Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.  Isn’t that how the old adage goes?

Well, you’ll want to judge these classic books by their book jackets.  Juniper Books LLC features these beautiful covers, designed by Daniela Jaglenka Terrazini.  Each Puffin classic book is wrapped in a bold new design that I would love to have in my “library!”

Love Sherlock Holmes?  They’ve got those too!
You can also judge some cook books by their covers and even my favorite, a J.D. Salinger collection.  Your bookshelves would be so cute!

Daily Covet: Gay Men Don’t Get Fat

Gay Men Don't Get Fat by Simon Doonan, barneys.com $25

Yep, you read that right.  I first found the book Gay Men Don’t Get Fat  by Simon Doonan at Barney’s online.  I stowed away the picture of the book cover in my iPhoto arsenal of all things coveted.

It struck me as hilarious, because I’ve read French Women Don’t Get Fat, but it lost me at the recipes.  (I hate to cook, you should know by now!)  The review lead me to believe it concentrated far more on eating food, than it did on having to make it.  And the kicker is, the author also goes on to explain how gay men delight in fashion, have amazing taste in décor and accessories and of course, how they stay so slim and well kept.

So, after I get through the book Attachments by our local Rainbow Rowell, I will dial up, Gay Men Don’t Get Fat, on my Kindle.  But maybe since I like the cover so much, I will consider getting the hardback option for my bookshelf…

Daily Covet: Ask, and Ye Shall Receive

Levels of Discovery Monster Double Revolving Bookcase, Zulily.com $97.99

My weekly blog for Momaha.com put the call out for gift ideas for a two-year-old, whose five-year-old brother already has everything.  Zulily.com must read my blogs, because in my email this morning, came these adorable revolving book shelves.

There’s only one problem:  Finding a wall or corner that doesn’t already contain furniture (furniture that is currently housing books I might add!)

Well, if I can’t find space for it, that doesn’t mean you can’t!

Levels of Discovery Owls Revolving Bookcase, Zulily.com $99.99

Am I Fit Minded?

I started my new Fit Minded Book Club tonight.  I am so excited to really sink my teeth in and had to go back and reread a blog I did for Momaha.com (read here).  I wanted to see what I had hoped to gain when I was invited to join FMBC and to see if after my first meeting I still felt that my objectives were attainable.

Tonight was mostly business…. discussing the syllabus (yes there is one for all you type A’s), books, goals of the club, why we were there, who we are and so on.  Dr. Huberty, the facilitator and my friend, has done an amazing amount of research on women and their physical activity patterns but she’s not your typical “academic.”  She has a knack for connecting with women and for understanding the barriers that keep us from being our very best.

I feel like I’m on the verge of some major understanding of myself, my preconceptions and my hard wiring… hard wiring that has kept me from being my best for a long time.  I’m very excited about this journey and hope that I can maintain my enthusiasm over the next 8 months that the book club takes place.

Stay tuned!!