This month I've been reading...
Maddaddam - Margaret Atwood
This is the last book in a trilogy (the first two books, Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, were helpfully summarised in the first few pages for those of us who have bad memories, the first book was written in 2003 so it's been a while!). Margaret Atwood is one of my favourite authors and this didn't disappoint. This is perfect post-apocalypse, survival, growing your own, new society type reading. Loved it!
Simply Jiggy - Jiggy Majhu
One word...pakora bread! That's right, this book contains the recipe for pakora bread, bread dipped in pakora batter then deep fried, which one imagines to be the Indian equivalent of fried bread. Sounds amazing! Although this isn't a vegetarian/vegan cook book, there is a chapter on vegetable dishes and plenty of the starters and side dishes are veggie anyway.
500 Toys to Knit, Crochet, Felt and Sew - Nguyen Le
This book is so cute, it has loads of projects in it. Variations for each pattern in the book are provided too, for example, you can use the sewn ballerina pattern as a base to make a princess, girl scout, ballerina cat, felt paper style dress up doll and a puppet. Lots of inspiration! I especially like the crochet octopus and the ukulele cushion.
My Cool Allotment - Lia Leendertz
This book makes me dream of having an allotment of my own. The chapters are split up into things like 'edible jungle', 'food from home' and 'a feast of flowers', and each chapter features 5 or 6 examples of cool allotments along those themes. Lots of lovely pictures and inspiration, and the interesting stories of the people who created the allotments.
Have you read anything interesting recently?
('scuse terrible lighting on these pictures - where has the sun gone!)