Briony Fer: Roni Horn aka Roni Horn (v. 1)
Loved this exhibition at the Tate, love the catalogues (twin volumes).
How much do I love RIBA? Let me count the ways. Oh, I've run out of fingers and toes - but not architectural love!
Anna Maria Horner: Seams to Me: 24 New Reasons to Love Sewing
My flatmate loves this one. It really is a 'right back to the start' guide for new sewers, but there's a lot there for me too.
Heather Ross: Weekend Sewing: More Than 40 Projects and Ideas for Inspired Stitching
Worth it just for the pictures! But I plan to make that amazing leather bag - as soon as I find some suitably beautiful leather.
Natalie Chanin: Alabama Stitch Book: Projects and Stories Celebrating Hand-Sewing, Quilting and Embroidery for Contemporary Sustainable Style
I *need* to make that amazing skirt. Jersey sewing, here I come.
Fraction of the Whole, A Export Ed
Incredible book. A really gripping read - I feel like I am friends with the Deans (although not sure that would be pleasant) after reading this.....
J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book 5)
I bought this for £1.99 last week, intending to read it before seeing the movie. Have seen the movie (great!) and am only now just starting to reread this book. Woohoo for the next one this Saturday!
Diarmuid Jeffreys: Aspirin: The Remarkable Story of a Wonder Drug
Not as good as the penecillin book I read (also borrowed from Robert), but still OK.
Alain De Botton: The Art of Travel
This guy is brilliant. And oh, so charismatic. This book is fantastic. Enough superlatives for one description...
Amy Butler: Amy Butler's In Stitches: More Than 25 Simple and Stylish Sewing Projects
Loving my signed copy, and ditto for the Kaffe comment below.
Kaffe Fassett: Kaffe Fassett's Kaleidoscope of Quilts
Planning what to make when I finally get space and supplies again...
United Nations Development Programme: Central Asia Human Development Report: Bringing Down Barriers Regional Cooperation for Human Development And Human Security
Far more interesting than it sounds. I picked this up at the UN in Geneva, and it is slow going, but always good to while away a few hours (and brings back happy memories of being in Geneva at the same time!).
Jed Smith: English Rugby Gift Pack
Go Jed! Go Jed!
Tricia Guild: Tricia Guild Pattern: Using Pattern to Create Sophisticated, Show-stopping Interiors
Worth buying just for the black flocked cover, but stacked with colour inside you'll want to rush to Designer's Guild straight away - I did!
Janet Harvey: Traditional Textiles of Central Asia
Stunning silks, cottons, embroidery and appliqued felt. Like visiting Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan all over again.
Leo Hickman: A Good Life The guide to ethical living
A lot of what the author talks about seems to be common sense or has been highlighted recently, but I love all of the source lists provided - and the fact that living ethically should be possible in London where everything is available....
Howard Marks: Mr Nice
I'd never heard of this book, but now that I've read it I hear so many references to Howard Marks in the British media. The book drags a bit with too many details about most of the deals he organised, but overall I didn't mind it....
Franz Kafka: The Great Wall of China
At first the stories don't seem too bleak - but hang on they definitely get there. Still, it is short and deep enough to make you think instead of just breezing through.
Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner: Freakonomics
Similar type of book to Blink - an easy to read non-fiction book that really gets you thinking.
Khaled Hosseini: The Kite Runner
This was a recommendation, and an excellent one. Run out and buy this book today. I finished it on the train between Basel and Bochum - couldn't put it down even when I was crying in public because the story was so moving.