Bday Wishlist: Cooking & Illustration Books


Yesterday I was telling you about my concerns on start using an e-reader (by the way thanks for telling me your opinion on that! ) and today I made a wishlist of 12+ shiny paperback books. Okey, let me make clear that I not totally nuts. Cooking and illustration books are a guilty pleasure that can be enjoyed only in paperback books. That's all!

So,this year's finalists for my birthday's wishlist (in less than a mooonth :) ) in the category of "cooking books" are... *drumroll*

1: The Cheesemonger's Kitchen // 2: What Katie Ate // 3: Modernist Cuisine at Home // 4: The Sprouted Kitchen //  5: The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook // 6: Homemade // 7: Flour, Water, Salt, Yeast  // 8: Farm Anatomy // 9: Roots


Also we have the finalists of of the "illustration books" category. Ladies and gentlemen, let me present you the... *perky drumroll again*


1: Little big Books // 2: My Ideal Bookshelf // 3: The Tiny Book, Volume 2 // 4: The Lost Christmas Gift // 5: Matt Stephens, An Art Book // 6: Silhouettes from Popular Culture // 7: The Total Essential Travel Collection

Now let's become realistic! Birthday or not, I am still a undergrad with no job, so when it comes to the financial part I can't adopt all these paper beauties. So only 1-2 from each category will come home with me in the end of the day. *snif*

But hey, wouldn't be fun if we thew a giveaway and the winner  would buy me one of these books? No? Okey!

Have you any suggestions for me too? Any super-duper-cool book that I missed?


Déspina Kortesidou

Déspina Kortesidou was born with the April flowers sometime in the '90s in the sunny peninsula of Greece. She is a graduating master student of neuroscience & metabolism, and a born adventurer.

(3rd person statements sound so official, love it)

She founded In Whirl of Inspiration, back in 2011 when she was (just) a biology student, in the island of Crete. In Whirl of Inspiration started as a creative and writing outlet for when studying molecules, became too monotonous. Recently, she started writing a children book and a not-so-children's book about the civil war in Greece. She has a soft spot for cheese, elder people, and (her own) jokes, but can't tell any as she ruins them by laughing too early. She enjoys sharing advice for eating healthier, or inspiring people to cover themshelves with plants, color and confetti.

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