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4 Books to Read (& a cozy nook to read them in)

Get the look of this cozy windowseat library, perfect for spending the chilly winter months curled up with a good book www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

Last weekend we made a trip to the local bookshop and while the baby was screeching I grabbed a handful of new reads and a few gifts.  I think one of my must-do self-care things is taking time to read. I love nothing more than curling up in a big pile of pillows with a good book. I fantasize about having a beautiful library one day – complete with rolling ladders of course! But in the meantime I’ll take a pretty window seat with a fluffy velvet throwbed and a stack of books.

Get the look of this cozy windowseat library, perfect for spending the chilly winter months curled up with a good book www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

Have you read anything good lately? I’m primarily a fiction fan – nothing too dark for me, although I’ve been known to diverge. I like an escape but it seems like with all the craziness in the world today I want something not too heavy.  Anyway, I just finished reading The Perfume Collector. It was a wee bit predictable and the characters were a little … jumpy, but all together a satisfying read.  I started The Girl from Venice a couple days ago (planning on finishing it today while I wait in line to vote!) and so far I’m intrigued.

In the nonfiction category, this cute little tome on Table Manners: How to Behave in the Modern World caught my eye for its darling cover but I bought it for its comprehensive take on modern etiquette (i.e. “when can you photograph your food?” 😂). Timely, right?

Get the look of this cozy windowseat library, perfect for spending the chilly winter months curled up with a good book www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

In Jude’s 3rd grade class, his teacher is trying to encourage the kiddos to get into chapter books and she told me last week that she pushes them to make it halfway through the book. Sometimes it’s so hard to get into a slow book, right? Good advice, I thought. She lets them ditch it if they really hate it by halfway! Ha!

Get the look of this cozy windowseat library, perfect for spending the chilly winter months curled up with a good book www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

And for pure beauty, grab John Derian‘s new coffee table book. It’s massive but oh-so beautiful and a great way to get a John Derian fix without the price tag of his pieces.

Get the look of this cozy windowseat library, perfect for spending the chilly winter months curled up with a good book www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

  1. ROMAN SHADES
  2. SCONCES
  3. BOXWOOD TOPIARY
  4. HEDGEHOUSE VELVET THROWBED
  5. THROW BLANKET
  6. WARBY PARKER GLASSES
  7. JOHN DERIAN
  8. THE PERFUME COLLECTOR
  9. THE GIRL FROM VENICE
  10. TABLE MANNERS
  11. CHIC HAPPENS PILLOW
Thanks to my friends at Hedgehouse for sponsoring today’s post! I LOOOOVE the new velvet throwbeds – a great winter spin on their classic pieces.  Take 20% off your order w/ code PSHOLIDAY. Hurry! 

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