In July, I did a placement at Penguin Random House in the PR section. Now the last book I've read from start to finish was Jamie's 30 Minute Meals (such a good book!), so I was a bit out of my depth! But it was great to spend lots of time around books and designing invites for book launches and seeing how everything works (at 50 shades of grey HQ haha). Anyway, I'm not going to go on about publishing and publicity, I thought I would share with you some book-y goodness ...
1. Am I Too Loud?
Yes, you are too loud! This book I always see lying around at home, it's my sisters but I think the cover is so simple and fun! Brilliant!
2. I wonder what's in this book
This is the kind of thing that art attack dreams are made of. You know the deal? Get a book, hollow it out and keep all your love notes and gel pens in it - but don't tell anyone. The more unassuming the book cover, the better!
3. Carrying books around
Carrying books around is some what of a pain. I went to a sixth form where you weren't allowed a school bag (because they look messy?!) and so had to carry books under your arm in a scholarly fashion. BUT this Lulu Guinness holdall is perfect, like all her bags it's playful and something you just want to wear - everyone has to have some LG in their life ;-)
Genius book disguise idea, by my dad hahaa
5. Night Film
Just started reading this mixed media book and it's really addictive! Can't wait to finish but it's a bit to heavy to carry in your handbag :-(
On Tuesday, my sister and I watched a fantastic documentary called 'Grey Gardens'. I'd heard about it before, but didn't realise how great it was until viewed. The movie, in my opinion, shows Edie Bouvier Beale completely and utterly relaxed and being herself and that is so refreshing, despite perhaps looking insane some times. I was really touched by it and the (kind of bizarre and crazy) relationship between mother and daughter. For me, it didn't add anything to the film that they were related to Jackie O, I just think it's interesting to see how people live and to hear their stories and see their homes.
And Little Edie is a bit of a style icon too ...