... is that they have to be returned! I would have loved to have kept each and every one of these books - not that I need any of them, if need should have anything to do with it! From Meredith Kirton's Grow, Harvest, Cook to Bob and Sophia Palmer's amazing culinary tour of Morocco, I could happily while the hours away with these tomes. Each of them is so beautifully presented, confirming for me I would only build a digital collection of books if every hard- and paperback book in the world disappeared. It appears that producers of real, actual, hold-them-in-your-hand-and-love-them books are working harder than ever to put together attractive bundles of papery delights - and it's working.
Just look at these images, for example - cute animal toppers from the aptly named Sweet Paper Crafts, one of the many delicious collections from The Flower Recipe Book and one of the proliferous fabulous paintings from Watercolor. It seemed wrong to return the books on time when they just needed a little longer in my home. We've become well acquainted, they're on my wish list and one day when the budget stops slipping in to the red, they will grace my bookshelves - I hope! Long live books - preferably those you can hold and snuggle up on the couch with, no electricity required!
PS All are returned now, if you're hoping to reserve them from my library!!