A post today re Alexandra Stoddard's books. As most of you probably know, she is a longtime, successful interior designer who also writes books on living and enjoying a happy life. A philosopher on the art of living.
Some people have complained she's out of touch with the common woman, and I will say that I do have to be in the mood to read her enthusiastic, bubbly writing style. She also apparently holds to a mixed bag of spiritual beliefs, but I glean what I can use and run everything through the filter of God's Word.
I happen to have seventeen of her books (plus one duplicate that was my mother's), but to be honest, I haven't looked at or reread them for a long time, with the exception of Alexandra Stoddard's Book of Color.
So it ran through my mind once or twice to donate them to my library. But then I told myself I wouldn't want to part with her book Tea Celebrations ... or Gift of a Letter ... or Grace Notes ... and definitely not Living a Beautiful Life and ... ! So I decided to keep them all and will begin to rotate them into my reading queue before too long.
Ms. Stoddard is working on completing her twenty-ninth book: Joyful Living in the Real World, which I look forward to reading. I'd also like to own her first book, Style for Living. Her monthly newsletter can be found here. I haven't found any archives, so the old ones disappear when she publishes a new newsletter. Some parts of her website need to be updated (her husband is now deceased, etc.).
Do you like her books? I hope she is able to complete her latest project. I think in recent years she's had publisher problems. I wonder if she knows about publishing on Amazon? ;-}
Enjoy your reading and many blessings to you,
PS: No Amazon links today. The heat and moving water hoses has made me fatigued this week!