On My Bookshelf…
A few weeks ago, I asked my Facebook followers for some recommendations to add to my summer reading list. (Emphasis on history, historical novels and biographies, about or written by women.) You all really came through with some good ones!
Les Parisiennes: Resistance, Collaboration and The Women Of Paris Under Nazi Occupation by Anne Sebba. I’m about 1/4 through this one and it’s fascinating, though a little hard to follow at times. Organized chronologically, it picks up at the end of 1939, and chronicles how many prominent (and a few not-so-prominent) women were impacted by the Nazi occupation and how they reacted. It does jump around between women/families sometimes without a discernible segue, but the stories are well-researched and compelling. Resistance took many forms, and women were an important part of the effort.
I can’t wait to dive into The Lost Vintage by Ann Mah. France, Burgundy, winemaking, history, mystery…think I’m going to enjoy this one!
Also on my short list:
Those should take me through the rest of the summer, I think!
Just a note: I’ve provided links to all of these titles, but if there’s an independent bookstore near you, I urge you to support them and purchase there.
As I’ve begun the process of growing my hair out again, I’m paying more attention to products and styling tools. I had lunch with my lovely sister-in-law yesterday and she was raving about this brush. She said it’s the best brush she’s ever found for styling. The wooden handle is much easier to grip than plastic, and the bristles grab and hold hair for blowouts without catching or tangling.
This hair care set from ORIBE seems like a good value. I’ve been using that texturizing spray for a while now and it’s awesome for fine hair without weighing it down or stiffness. This set has been getting rave reviews, too.
I was delighted to have some of my outfits featured yesterday over at You Look Fab. If you’re not familiar with YLF, it’s a wonderful resource and community for All Things Style. I’ve long been an admirer of Angie’s Modern Classic style. Many thanks to Angie and Inge for the wonderful feature!
What are you reading this summer?