The Story/Book-Alli

Alli writes one of my favorite blogs to read (I'm not biased at all by her parents good taste in names). We also have locale in common; she's a midwesterner as well, and in great company living in the state of Michigan. Alli has a paper shop with lovely items that make me want to plan a party just so I have a reason to buy this and this. If you love beautiful, simple design as much as I do then Alli's blog will make you want to shout Hooray when you read it. 

Thanks Alli, for being a part of The Story/Book.
The Story~
Reading has always been a part of my life. Roald Dahl & Shel Silverstein sparked my imagination as a kid, and mystery books intrigued me in my early teens. And then in High School, I read Pride & Prejudice for the first time, and so began my love for Jane Austen novels. These days, I read a bit of everything.

The Book~
A good cover will easily pique my interest, as was the case with this African series by Nicholas Drayson. I just finished A Guide to the Birds of East Africa and recently started the sequel (this time, all about the Beasts), and the story is sweet and entertaining. It's filled with little facts and beautiful descriptions, and follows an older gentleman (and the woman he secretly has a crush on), his friends, and their adventures around Nairobi that involve politics, an old murder case, and African wildlife. It's such an enjoyable summer read.

Other Recommendations~
The Principles of Uncertainty Maira Kalman, The Commoner John Burnham Schwartz, French Women for All Seasons Mireille Guiliano

Thanks Alli, for being a part of The Story/Book.


  1. This sounds lovely! and those photos are great :) I'm a midwest girl too, Michigan baby!

  2. That sounds like a lovely book! I'm adding it to my ever-growing list.

  3. i'm all about judging a book by its cover...looks good :)

  4. Our parents DO have good taste in names! : ) Thanks so much for letting me share here.

  5. i definitely judge books by the covers! it's a curse, really...

  6. I love Jane Austen novels! Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite books of all time! I actually started Sense and Sensibility for the first time a couple weeks ago in Jamaica!

  7. Thanks for the recommendations!! I love to read too! I just need to make myself do it in my free time! Also, I love the pictures!

  8. So great! I'm always looking for book recommendations.

    Heading over to Hooray now. Hooray! ;)

  9. Aww I love these posts! They always inspire me, and the photographs are so sweet!


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