Friday Finds

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For those of you with crafty businesses, Abby Glassenberg (While She Naps) and Kristen Link (Sew Mama Sew) have just launched the Craft Industry Alliance. Looks really interesting – read about it here.

With much hype, Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book Big Magic has just been released. I’ve heard lots of great things so far and I’ve found an increased interest in the self help genre in the past year – I’ve found a lot of inspiration and positivity.  Looking forward to reading it.

A non sewing blog I love reading is Ink & Adventure. She often writes introspective pieces about blogging that really resonate with me, like this one.

I’ve decided to invest in some really classic cookware that will LAST. No more cheap purchases. First on my list is one of these. I’ve been lusting after one for years.

Fans of Twilight – did you see that Stephenie Meyer has re-released the book and to celebrate the 10th anniversary has included a re-imagining of the original Twilight but with switched genders. Called Life & Death (weirdly boring title IMO) the story introduces characters Edythe Cullen and Beau Swan in 400 pages of new content. No surprises that it’s already shot to the top of the best seller list.

Rewriting women’s deathbed regrets – a really interesting article. I agreed with so much of it. Worth a read.

I’ve just finished Fangirl for book club! Looking forward to chatting to you about it! More details about book club here.

Kindle Deals I’ve Found This Week

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult – $20.00   $2.69  (deal available in the AU store only.)

Jodi Picoult’s books are gripping and always hugely popular. This one is the story of a young women named Sage, who strikes up an unlikely friendship with an older gentleman. She is then shocked when he asks her to kill him.

Finding Phillipe – Lost In France by Elizabeth Edmonson $6.00  $1.99

Murder mystery set in 1947, where Vicky escapes post war austerity London and flees to the South of France where there is an inheritance to claim and a mystery to solve.

The Leaving of Things by Jay Antoni  $14.95  $3.97

The story follows Vikram, an American-Indian teenager growing up in 1980s Wisconsin, who is resentful of his Indian heritage and unsure of his future. Winner of Kindle Multicultural Fiction 2014 award.

Happy reading and happy weekend!

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6 thoughts on “Friday Finds

  1. Great deathbed regrets article! I love an angry woman ✊.

    I didn’t have high expectations for Fangirl but couldn’t put it down!

    1. Yeah I enjoyed that article! I had no expectations of Fangirl -for some reason I thought it was set in the UK so it took me ages to get my head around the Nebraska setting!

  2. Yes! I’ve been thinking along the same lines for the cookware myself … thought I would try some op shops first … hoping I will find a nice heavy pot do all of my slow cooking and casseroles in for next winter. I already have a set of Scanpans, which are great but not as pretty as the one you have linked to 🙂

  3. Those Le Cruset pots are amazing – and I think they will last forever. I have 2 and I love them! I think I’m a bit late to attempt reading Fangirl in time, but I’m looking forward to what the next title is! Great roundup!

    1. Am excited to report that I finally bought two Le Creuset pots this past weekend 🙂 So excited! If you managed to get to Fangirl, the review post and the next book club book has been posted on the blog today!

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