14 Comments
Dec 5, 2023Liked by Pandora Sykes

β€œMay I come In” by Wendy Goodman is a visual feast of an interiors coffee table book with text as interesting as the pictures. Highly recommend. Thank, as ever, for your B&B recs!

Expand full comment

Another great "dip into" book on the decorating front is The Perfectly Imperfect Home by Deborah Needleman - it's whimsically illustrated and full of lovely ideas for "cozifying" a home - and Rita Konig's NYC single-girl apartment is in it! Perfect for a hurkle-durkle...πŸ˜‰

Expand full comment

Thanks for the fantastic recommendations here!

Your comment about print magazines dying got me thinking. As a print fan myself, I wonder if at some point the pendulum will swing back in the other direction, and the big magazine publishers will see the error of their ways and invest again in magazines (instead of cutting back).

I have never worked in publishing so I really have no idea what I am talking about, and it could be wishful thinking, but I do hope for a future where print magazines are still in it!

Expand full comment

I love print magazines. I am bummed that Andy Borowitz was let go from the New Yorker. I live for his satire. And I agree with your thoughts on that Vogue cover...Have a great weekend!

Expand full comment

A lovely collection of recommendations, as always πŸ“š and so fun that you've just discovered Llanfairpwll (as it's sometimes called when people can't be bothered to say the full thing)!

When I went to uni, as a Welsh person meeting lots of new people I so often had interactions along the lines of "okay you're Welsh, BUT can you even SAY that ridiculously long train station name???" ... It's like a badge of honour πŸ˜‚πŸ΄σ §σ ’σ ·σ ¬σ ³σ Ώ

Expand full comment

Thank you for the great round-up of links and essay. Made for a very cosy evening.

A completely unrelated question: Are you still doing your podcast with Bobby Palmer, Book Chat? I miss your episodes and wonder if I missed an announcement that it's over...

Expand full comment

oh my god that clip of the weather man

Expand full comment

Thank you for the link to Susie Dent’s Word Perfect. I was reminded how much I enjoyed her tweets back when I was on Twitter.

Expand full comment