Soon, soon, the Slow Love Life will start up again for real. Meantime, I had a lot of fun dipping into the world of decorating books for The New York Times Book Review. A break from writing about garden books. But--and here's part of my distraction--I've had renovation on my brain big time in the last six months, as I've been preparing to move into a new (but very old) apartment. I have been much too unsettled this past year; I can't wait to be still. More on this anon--for now, some holiday reading. Cheers!