Lusting over books…again.

I will be skipping out on Barrie Summy’s Book Review Club meeting this month, seeing as I haven’t had a chance lately to work my way through any books other than those already touted here, and a couple that maybe shouldn’t be. I do have The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise out from the library and have exactly three days to decide if I like it enough to renew it or just let it slip away.

I definitely recommend you stop by Barrie’s blog for this month’s round of reviews, but here the best I can do is bring your attention to some beautiful children’s books I found in Anthropologie today.  They’re Puffin Classics, the kid version of the popular Penguin Classics (also sold by Anthro).


I wanted the entire set (despite cursing the designer for making Anne of Green Gables that cotton candy pink! There should have been bottles of raspberry cordial and currant wine and broken slates!) I came the closest to buying The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which coincidentally, is the only one of these books I’ve ever read, but I walked away empty handed. They’re still on my mind.

Posted in anthropologie, books on 12/01/2010 12:14 am


  1. David Cranmer

    I'm a big fan of Huckleberry Finn. I just happen to be reading the Autobiography of Mark Twain that has just been released (according to his wishes) a century after his death.

  2. Oh so cool!!!!! I would have salivated over these for ages too. The Peter Pan looks especially tempting. Are they in that nice sort of cloth-bound cover?

  3. I like them all except for the book I'd actually buy, Anne of Green Gables. I've read that book 1000 times and I don't remember bows or cupcakes. The first edition of Anne of Green Gables was gorgeous.

  4. We will miss you! But thank you for the link!! Oh, and I LOVE Anne!!!

  5. Teenage Bride

    oooh the covers alone are enough to hook me!

  6. Green Girl in Wisconsin

    Gorgeous books! But I already own all the titles. And now I want to throw an Anne party with raspberry cordial!

  7. Alyssa Goodnight

    That Mark Twain…so crafty!

    Allie…they are! They're gorgeous!

    Sarakastic, I really need to get to reading AofGG…I've watched the PBS movie series many times and adored it.

    Green Girl, you've given me an idea. I think after the holiday I will host an Anne of Green Gables read-a-thon/watch-a-thon/chat-a-thon on the blog for all Anne lovers. (unless you beat me to it!)

  8. Keri Mikulski

    Love the covers. :) I want every single one. :)

  9. Those are lovely, but yes, Anne is the least pretty of the set.

    Personally, I'd decorate Anne's cover with bottles of currant wine. Okay, not really.

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