Thursday, 25 August 2011

Book me in please!

Yesterday for some unknown reason i decided it was time to join the library.
As i wandered into the building in our little town center i was amazed at how far things have come since i last stepped foot into one.

I was totally shocked at the 4 levels containing not only thousands of books but CD's, DVD's,  Free computer Internet access. A huge kids area with a massive cushioned area to sit. An area to draw with crayons, and even a few toys.

On the bottom level there is even a small cafe with comfy seats where you can just relax or sit and read and have a cuppa. Brilliant.
Why have i never ventured in here before? I spent about 2 hrs in this place and came out with some fabulous reads. Here's what i picked up:

Makeup Is Art by Jana Ririnui & Lan Nguyen

When i spotted this book i was really excited as I'd heard it was a great book. It only took a quick flick through to see how amazing and inspirational this book is. Take a look at a few of the stunning makeup looks:

Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual

Bobbi Brown are known for creating beautiful looks. I thought this would be an interesting read so quickly snapped this up.

Face Up Ruby Hammer & Millie Kendall
This is another book that i have heard is a good read. I'm a bit spoilt for choice now and really looking forward to getting stuck in to these books.

 The Green Beauty Bible Sarah Stacey & Josephine Fairley
This is a book I've been wanting to read for a while. The Green Beauty Bible is packed full of tips, information and advice and recommendations from independant surveys. (I don't think i want to take this one back)

After my trip to the library i sort of got a bit carried away with the whole book thing and started looking around book shops in town. I'm a bit like that in the all or nothing category ha. Anyway I'm glad i did as i stumbled upon this next book reduced to just £2.

Lessons of a Lipstick Queen Poppy King

I thought I'd have a little read last night of this and i couldn't put it down. It's such an inspirational story where Poppy King tells how she started her company aged just 18 with a love of lippy.

I'm going on holiday on Saturday and will be taking some of my books with me. Are you a big reader and have you read any of these books?


  1. As a librarian I totally completely approve of this post. LOVE.

  2. Love this post, I enjoy reading but haven't read any of those books...yet! xx

  3. I have a library not far from me too, it may be worth a look, these books look fab! xx

  4. My life would be a very black place indeed were it not for libraries! Whenever I move house I find the Dr, the Dentist and the library! I read around 2 or 3 books a week and couldn't in my wildest dreams afford to buy them! Have never read a beauty book in my life though!! You have inspired me to check out the non-fiction area in my library now! x

  5. I love reading but haven't read any of those book yet..I want to read them. thanks for sharing<3

  6. I love reading and libraries but I love owning books, I wouldn't be able to give them back!

  7. I have been wanting to get the Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual for such a long time now, I need to order it :) All the other books look great as well :)

    Love Christine ♥

  8. I went to the library yesterday too, but it was 5mins from closing time and I didn't get chance to look around :( You got some great books!! The Bobbi Brown manual is really good xxx

  9. I am joining next time I take my daughter and getting some of these myself!

  10. I also only recently joined my local library and I'm glad I did! Yours has some interesting beauty books!

  11. I've got lessons of a lipstick queen its sooooo good! x

  12. I really want to track down Lessons of a Lipstick Queen, your library has some fine books there, mine is full of gardening and cookery, but at least now if I reserve anything it doesn't cost. Thanks for this. Jan x

  13. I love beauty books - will be checking out Lessons of a Lipstick Queen Poppy King x


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