Slim: Memories of a Rich and Imperfect Life (1991) looks like it's going to be very interesting. It is the story of Nancy Gross Hawks Hayward Keith, Lady Keith (1916–1990) who was portrayed in Truman Capote's Answered Prayers and was known as a fashion icon throughout her life. This will be a great book for a rainy afternoon's reading.
I've always really liked Liz Tilberis and so was delighted to find her auti-biography No Time to Die, about her life and struggle with ovarian cancer. Having had my own issues similar to this, it was a very good read. At the end of the book, she's just gotten word that the cancer has returned with a vengance, and reading the book nearly ten years after her death, it's still so sad to see someone that young (51) and vibrant lose their life.
How could I possibly resist this book? I probably won't end up reading it, because it's a crime novel and that doesn't interest me, but I knew I had to snag it.
I found an series of four books that are really just one big advertisement for their publisher, but I didn't know anything about them, so I picked them up because the pictures were pretty. The four books are about the Bulthaup system of kitchen essentials, including cabinets, furniture and accessories. These four books, System 25, System 20, Communication, and Accessories, are beautifully produced and I think I will have a lot of fun looking through them. I also looked at their website and the kitchens are just lovely! I do all of the publication design and graphics work for my office, so it's always good to look at other professionals and see what they are doing. Once I am finished, they're being added to the library at McLain Wiesand.
Clearly, Connor thought these books were pretty, but I am a little concerned about his reading skills.