Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A-Z Wednesday

A-Z Wednesday is hosted by Vicky of Reading at the Beach. To join, look here.

This weeks letter is: N

Nesting: It's a Chick Thing by Ame Mahlor Beanland & Emily Miles Terry

Book Description:
Check it out--the Chicks are back. Authors of It's a Chick Thing, with 110,000 copies in print--"A must book for the reader who knows that chicks rule" (Publishers Weekly), "a smart and sassy compilation" (Chicago Tribune)--Ame Mahler Beanland and Emily Miles Terry celebrate chicks nesting, or what it means to have a home filled with laughter, good friends, lovingly prepared foods and crafts, all with personal style.

Seasoned with attitude and packed with stories, history, how-tos, quips, advice, recipes, folklore, and crafts, Nesting is all about finding personal style and showing it off, putting an entirely fresh, it's-a-chick-thing spin on entertaining, decorating, cooking, and gardening. In "Chicks and Chow," the food chapter, there are unexpected stories by M.F.K. Fisher, Ruth Reichl, and Erma Bombeck; a Spice, Spice Baby! guide to spices; sixteen recipes for great Chicktails; and Towels That Snap Back (how to make personalized dish towels). "Flocking Together {hen parties and sassy soirees}" has Sally Quinn on being a guest while in labor; Ina Garton's "The Worst Party I Ever Had"; the How to Be a Hostess Cupcake guide to party girl preparedness; Upper, Lower, and No-Crust hors d'oeuvres; Monotony Killers; and decorating inspiration from Elsie de Wolfe: "I believe in plenty of optimism and white paint."

Nesting is totally un-Martha in its approach--it's easy, it's light, it's like your best friends hanging out and offering advice with a quip--and it's illustrated throughout with hilarious retro photos and illustrations.

My thoughts:
I bought this book all because of the title. I haven't read it yet, but it looks like a lot of fun.


  1. I like something that's "un-Martha," since her style is a bit stiff. This sounds fun.

    Here's mine:

  2. I agree it does sound like a fun book.

  3. I love reading these type of books but lack in the putting it into action department!

  4. This looks like a Great book. Love the cover. Thanks for sharing.

    My `N` is up

  5. Hi!
    Oh, I want this book! I'll have to check around to find one, my library doesn't have it. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  6. Sounds like a fun read!

    Thanks for playing!

  7. Sounds like such a fun book! And useful, too. That Elsie de Wolfe quote about optimism and white paint has always been one of my favorite bits of decorating advice.



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