October & November 2012 - Things I Read, Things I Watched & Things I Decided I Want to Read

Well, I forgot to do a post in October and I'm very late in doing one for November.... so this one is a combo. 

Amazon is one of the few places left where you can order something and get it in time for Christmas, so consider this a book gift guide (if you're looking for books you should also browse through all the earlier editions of this post type... there's tons of awesome books there: September / August / July / June / April & May / March / February / January). Plus - if you order after following a link in the post, I get a tiny affiliate commission thing which is always nice. I only use the money to buy books.... and who doesn't want to help me in my book obsession. If there's a good obsession to have, it's that one.

Let's start with the wonderful books I discovered this month. I will read them all eventually.
Moomin's Winter Follies by Tove Janson.
My Ideal Bookshelf by Jane Mount and Thessaly La Force.
Baked Elements: Our 10 Favorite Ingredients by Matt Lewis & Renato Poliafito, photographed by Tina Rupp.
Everyone Eats by Julia Kuo.
The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman.
The Great Showdowns by Scott C.
How Little Lori Visited Times Square by Amos Vogel, illustrated by Maurice Sendak.
Pure Vanilla: Irresistible Recipes and Essential Techniques.
The Wayside by Julie Mostad.
Bouchon Bakery by Thomas Keller and Sebastien Rouxel.
Little Big Books: Illustrations for Children's Picture Books.
Building Stories by Chris Ware.
A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse by Frank Viva.
The Swing by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Julie Mostad.
A Mary Blair Treasury of Golden Books.
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan.
This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen.
A Coloring Book by Mike Perry and You.
Henley: A New York Tail by Julie Muszynski.
Grace: A Memoir by Grace Coddington.
"Who Could That Be at This Hour?" (All the Wrong Questions) by Lemony Snicket.
This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers.
Seen behind the scene: Forty Years of Photographing on Set by Mary Ellen Mark.

Some movies I watched & enjoyed in October & November....
The Master.
Pitch Perfect (worth it if only for Adam DeVine's facial expressions).
Wreck-it Ralph.


  1. So many of the cookbooks you mentioned I oogled yesterday in B&N! Great selection. Also: oddly enough this week I learned who Grace Coddington was via her involvement in The September Issue (on Netflix). Fell in love with her! :)

    Great list :)


  2. I also adored This Is Not My Hat! :)


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