Hey, have you noticed that I (completely accidentally) have a ‘number’ theme running through my blog titles this week? … I wonder what that’s all about then? Whatever the reason, today I thought I’d share some thoughts about two books I’ve recently been ‘gifted’.
The first is the ‘Hello Sandwich: Tokyo Guide’ (a book I actually self-gifted). A few weeks ago Mr Quiet Paws and I came awfully, awfully close to purchasing airfares for a spontaneous trip to Japan … however we decided to be a little more sensible and take some time to properly plan and save our money, for an even more magical holiday in the near future. Part of that plan includes doing some research about where we’d actually like to go within Japan – the two obvious choices so far are Tokyo and Osaka. We aren’t really interested in doing a lot of the traditional ‘tourist’ things (aside from visiting the Ghibli Museum), so the Hello Sandwich Tokyo Guide is perfect. It’s a super cute insider’s guide to the suburbs and local attractions of Tokyo, including maps and transport information. Totoro here we come!
The second book is ‘Cats are Weird and More Observations’ by Jeffrey Brown (this was a gift from Mr Quiet Paws. We’re both animal lovers, and we often get a chuckle from the various animated and real cat goodies that we find online. The illustrations of this book have a lovely rawness to them, and they are clearly developed from the experiences of life with a cat. I wonder if there’s a companion book focussed on the weirdness and loveliness of dogs? (if not, there should be).
What numbered things have you got up to this week? Or perhaps you’ve been gifted a book or two?