To start off your holiday season, we’ve chosen something a bit lighter, a book to make you laugh! Do you love to wear funky hats or your great-Aunt’s costume jewelry? Or have you always wanted to wear those orange palazzo pants, but just didn’t have the confidence? After reading this, you might just GO for it! EccentricGlamour by Simon Doonan tells you to do just that. As the Creative Director of NYC’s Barneys, he has loads of fashion experience (and opinion)! His frank and irreverent way of writing will make you laugh and shake your head, while you figure out your own signature style and read short, funny interviews with eccentric celebrities like Iris Apfel. Life’s too short to not wear what makes you happy, gives you confidence, and that little bit of “something else” – an aura of timeless allure. Follow along with us @larsbookclub and tell us what you think! We’ll have a mid-month post with questions and artwork, so stay tuned for that. Enjoy!
I walked in the store the other day and Halloween stuff was all on clearance and Christmas decorations were stocked in their place. Can you believe it? The holidays are right around the corner and in all honesty, I couldn’t be more thrilled! With the holidays approaching, chances are we’ll all be on a constant hunt for the perfect gift. We’ve rounded up Lars’ Favorite Fall Books for you to get your wheels turning! Whether it’s for your mom, best friend, husband, co-worker, or child, a book is always a great way to go. Recently there have been a handful of wonderful new releases that we wanted to share with you!
How are you enjoying Rebecca? Has it set the mood for an eerie October?? 🙂 Whether it’s given you goose bumps or just an unsettled feeling, Rebecca is one book with so much to discuss! If you’ve been following along on our @larsbookclub instagram, we’ve asked questions here and there as we’ve posted. Here are a few more, along with more reading suggestions if you loved Rebecca!
Also, head to the blog to print out our lovely artwork for the month! It was created by the talented Michelle Christensen
Many of you may not know that we have a monthly book club here at Lars. If you’re a fan of reading or want to start reading more, check it out! In addition to discussion questions, we offer a coordinating art print and bookmark by a different illustrator each month (See September’s book art here). Let me tell you, each illustrator always creates the most lovely illustrations that capture the book of the month perfectly. Make sure to check out our Book Club archives to take a peek. For the bookmarks, we like to add a small tassel or bobble to finish it off, but we’ve never shown you how to create it for yourself Shame on us! So today we’re going through 10 varieties of DIY bookmark tassels and pom poms that you can make to jazz up your bookmarks! Don’t stop there though, think key chains, and clutches, and anything else that needs a little something extra!
Hello readers! Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was such a big book club hit last fall that we chose another creepy classic to ring in October. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier is the story of a young woman who marries wealthy estate owner Maxim de Winter, and learns the ropes of high England society as she becomes the new mistress of Manderley. But all is not as it seems. Maxim is often haunted by the past, the cryptic housekeeper Mrs. Danvers hovers and smiles in unsettling ways, and the mystery of Manderley’s first mistress, Rebecca, is never far from everyone’s mind. What really happened to Rebecca? And though she is deceased, will the new Mrs. de Winter ever escape her influence?? Daphne du Maurier is a master at sucking you in with sensory details, describing the setting, the stately house, the tossing sea. It’s wonderfully spine-chilling. 😉 Follow along on @larsbookclub as we discuss Rebecca and piece this gothic mystery together. We hope you love it! We’ve heard nothing but rave reviews! Later in the month, we’ll have artwork and discussion questions to share. Enjoy!