Monday Mentions – Picks by Sarah Anne!

by Jessica on April 6, 2015

Not only is Sarah Anne a wonderful spirit she also happens to work downstairs in our Book Department as a Supervisor. She’s always willing to help no matter what the task and does so with a smile on her face. This week we’re highlighting some of her recommends from all around the store. If you’d like to see all her pick click here.

One Hundred Years in the Huntington’s Japanese Garden:
Harmony with Nature 

By T. June Li

The Japanese Garden is one of my favorite places to visit at the Huntington. I usually sit at the Zen garden for awhile; it seems to calm me, which is awesome. This is a beautiful book that is worth adding to your collection.

The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni: 1968-1998
By Nikki Giovanni

Arguably one of the best poets to come out of the Black Arts Movement, Giovanni is a breath of fresh air. A collection that definitely belongs on your shelf at home!

Remembered for a While
By Nick Drake, Gabrielle Drake

You can see the sun is shining if you really want to
Not that much is known about the late Nick Drake. It can be said thought that he was a tortured soul, who suffered from severe depression. He only released three albums; none of which had much commercial success while he was alive. It wasn’t until the late 90s that the late singer found an audience with the hipster elite in the UK. Drake was, in my humble opinion, ahead of his time; his arraignments and depth of soul are beyond cosmic. Like John Denver he used the elements of the natural world, which in turn elevated his music. Listening to any of his songs, one would almost think it was just released. He is just that TIMELESS.

I was born to use my eyes. Dream with the sun and the skies. To float away in a lifelong song. In midst where melody flies.

My Prairie Cookbook: Memories and Frontier Food from
My Little House to Yours

By Melissa Gilbert, Dane Holweger

Do yourself a favor & turn to page 175. There you will find the recipe for the Best Banana Pudding & afterward you will thank me personally. I’m in love with this cookbook. There are so many heartwarming recipes to choose from, you will be cooking up a storm. I highly recommend this classic treasure and guarantee you will LOVE IT.

Merriam-Webster’s Rhyming Dictionary

It is not quite showtime so in the meantime I’ll listen to my windchimes! If you want to rhyme like me set your heart free and have a look at this book!

Come back next week for some more recs!