Novel Interiors: A Review

novelinteriors Rooms described in literature revealed in vivid photographs, saturated with color, character, that make you want to live in them. Novel Interiors, a book by Lisa Borgnes Giramonti explains through pictures and text just how rooms might look in real life. She takes examples from F Scott Fitzgerald and his novel The Great Gatsby, the elegance of the individuals and where they lived and entertained. Writers such as Virginia Wolf and Ernest Hemingway are mentioned as prime examples of what interiors settings might look like.
The author is right in saying that “we inhabit” the books that we read. We believe we are there with the characters and experiencing what they are going through. Don’t we all like the idea of an inviting room, comfortable furniture, decorated with various pieces of art and mementos, whether modern or antique? Home is a retreat and each room can provide a way of distressing after a long day of work.
Ms. Giramonti also gives advice on how to decorate in every style and lists the places where one can buy various furnishings. She also mentions how to use color and texture to make a room feel like it is your own. Have fun with color, have fun mixing and matching with different styles of furniture. I imagined myself in some of the rooms she described. Nice way to travel without actually going anywhere, hu? Right in the book, with each author mentioned.
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To: You Love, God: A Review

loveGod Imagine getting a letter a day from God for a whole year and each month having a different theme. Cool beans, hu? Well in To: You, Love, God, by Will Bowen, that’s what you get. The author puts himself in the big man’s shoes and allows him to tell us what we may need to rethink. Here’s a doozy: forgiveness, yeah, that’s a tough one for most of us. In the book, “Forgiveness is releasing your resentment toward someone”. The message here is to forbid the disgust you may feel about someone, like lifting a huge weight off your shoulders. Sure makes for better relationships.
Another idea in the book is “Do” which encourages us to take action and not remain idle. When he talks about using our words, the author says, “Your words can move others, comfort them, inspire them, and guide them. They are valuable coins waiting to be offered up for the betterment of all.” Wow, so we are pretty smart after all?
I found myself rethinking how I react to different situations and people and it was a peaceful kind of thing. We do have the ability to help others, to care, and help ourselves too. Just have to get up and go.
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