Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Extra, Extra

Books, that is. 

During my days off, I also went on a bit of a cleaning and organizing frenzy.  (There might be some hormones involved in all this, but who am I to object that parts of my house that haven't seen the vacuum in ages are now breathing dust-free?)

In pulling together all the random books that had migrated to far corners of the house, I discovered 2 duplicates that I'd like to share.

First is Gale Grigg Hazen's Fantastic Fit for Every Body.  Here's what the reviews say on Amazon (and look at the reviewers):

"Finally someone has written an in-depth fit book that is reader-friendly and reality-based with excellent photos of real people. If you read if from cover to cover, you will understand not only the concept of fit but also why you have experienced frustrations in the past."--Sandra Betzina

 
"At last, Fantastic Fit for Every Body reveals that fitting is every bit as creative, fun, and satisfying as sitting down at the sewing machine and sewing. This book is crammed with fitting solutions--many I've never seen in print--and each one has been tested on a real person. Fantastic Fit for Every Body not only makes fitting fun but also is full of ideas and inspiration."--Marcy Tilton

The second book, Do One Green Thing, is for those who are trying to green up their lives, but just can't tackle the commitment to do it all at once.  Who can?  The road to hell is paved with good intentions, but most of us don't get that far.  This is a book for the ones who would at least like to make a good start. 
This, from Amazon: 

If you can only read and reference one green thing, make it this book:  an easily comprehensible, clearly presented source for green living. Everything you need to know is right here at your fingertips. Unlike a lot of other overwhelming green guides on the market, this is green decision making in bite sized pieces.With chose it/lose it comparisons throughout, now it's simple to figure out it’s worth switching to a green detergent, what kind of plastic your sports bottle is made of, or which fish is safest to eat.  Rather than spending time trying to figure out how best to go green, use this book and devote that time to making the difference.
 
If either of these strike you as interesting, please leave a comment and let me know.  I'll pick names on Sunday for each book, and pop them in the mail next week.  

23 comments:

Kathi G said...

So nice of you to pass along these 2 books.
I'd love the book on fitting. That is one area I need work in.
Thanks for entering me in the drawing.
buttonhole at charter dot net
Kathi G

Alicia said...

I would love to be put in the drawing for the fitting book! Thanks for sharing your extras!
aliciamarie14 [at] gmail [dot] com

KoLa RoTh said...

I would like to have the Fantastic Fit for Every Body book.
kolaroth@gamil.com

Amy said...

I would be interested in the "green" book. I'm always looking for little ways to improve.

Barbara said...

Put my name in for the fitting book. I could sure use the help in that department. I'm not sure I'll ever think fitting is as "creative and satisfying as sitting down at the sewing machine" (!!) but getting a good fit would be awesome.

Barbara said...

That should be "put my name in for the fitting book...PLEASE" Because manners are important :)

Andrea said...

So kind of you to pass the books on! I am a sucker for a good fit book, so yes, I am interested.

Thank you!

Brenda said...

I am interested in the fitting book.
junebugbk at yahoo dot com

KatEzat said...

Hello!

Thanks for your very kind offer! Lovely... I would be seriously interested in the Fitting Clothes book. I seem to have a natural talent for sewing - cushion covers and stuff, but the one time I made a dress, apart from it being lovely, it didn't fit AT ALL the intended recipient! Scared me off making clothes a bit...

Right now my late grandma's sewing machine is getting a service and next week I'll be chugging away on it, so this would be very good timing ;)

Anne LO said...

If you do international shipping, I'd love the fitting book! How sweet of you to start Christmas early. :-)

MySummerTouch said...

The Fantastic Fit book looks really interesting! Thank you for sharing! :)

Summer Flies said...

Hi, I have one of those bodies that needs a fantastic fit (but doesn't get it!) so I'd love the fitting book. Thanks Karen.

Summer Flies said...

Ooops... mine would be international mail too ... if that keeps me in sofiem@internode.on.net ... thanks again.

Ruta said...

Thank You! I would love to have the fitting book. B.r.

Sophie Miriam said...

I, too, would love the book on fitting. And it's my birthday, so you should pick me! Just kidding. sophie [dot] m [dot] gorman [at] hotmail [dot] com.

Allyn said...

Both of them sound intriguing to me! Ahumphreys[at]natcadc[dot]org. Thanks!!

MysMichelle the OutlawLady said...

I would be interested in the fantastic fit for everybody book thank you!

renee said...

What a lovely offer! I'd love to be in the drawing for the fitting book.
arenee dot d at gmail dot com.
Thank you.

Tanit-Isis said...

Ooo, please count me in for the fitting book! Tanitisis at gmail dot com

fabricateandmira said...

Well of course I'd like to have a fantastic fit and you wouldn't even need to mail it!

Julie said...

Thanks for sharing your extras. Would love the fit book. Thanks!

TE said...

Please count me in for either book.

And, if you have a chance to get your hands on "Craft Activism: People, Ideas, and Projects from the New Community of Handmade and How You Can Join In" (long title!)

You already embrace some of what's discussed - especially "up-cycling" thrift finds.

TE said...

(uh - oh. this may show up twice.)
Please count me in for either book.

And, if you have a chance to get your hands on "Craft Activism: People, Ideas, and Projects from the New Community of Handmade and How You Can Join In" (long title!)

You already embrace some of what's discussed - especially "up-cycling" thrift finds.