Month: September 2012

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The Nest Home Design Handbook

The Nest Home Design Handbook book coverJoyce of Fiction/AV/Teen Services recommends The Nest Home Design Handbook: Simple Ways to Decorate, Organize, and Personalize Your Place by Carley Roney:

Are you addicted to HGTV and the DIY Network? Do you go to the home improvement store looking for those people who want to crash your house and give you a free room makeover? Me too! I’ve found a resource that can give us the tools to help decorate our homes without paying thousands for an interior designer. Carley Roney’s The Nest Home Design Handbook shows us how to decorate, organize, and personalize our spaces without breaking the bank. From windows to floors, painting to lighting, storage to accessories, this book is filled with practical advice for all the rooms of our homes. So don’t wait to be crashed! Find your inspiration and confidence here and do it yourself!

Identifying as a Feminist Isn’t a Bad Thing

Feminism isn’t a bad word. Caitlin Moran, in her new book, How to be a Woman, makes feminist issues hilarious while demonstrating that female empowerment issues are as relevant today as they ever were. There is no angry man-hating going on here, just light, straight talk about sexism, love, beauty, and life in general. How to be a Woman is a thought-provoking, somewhat curse-word strewn, feminist memoir that both men and women can laugh over and discuss.