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Cute Books

Posted on December 19, 2008 by

With the holidays upon us, what better than a cute book to read while you sit by the fire eating cake? Here’s some ideas.

First, let’s get the Aranzi Aronzo love out of the way. I own a couple of their books and Aranzi Cute Stuff is definitely my favourite. It’s full of super cute but simple craft projects and lots of adorable graphics and photos. And of course, the bunnies are on hand to give you tips!

If you’ve ever wondered quite how Hello Kitty made it to her current levels of super stardom then Hello Kitty: The Remarkable Story of Sanrio and the Billion Dollar Feline Phenomenon is an interesting read. It’s more about the business side of things but there’s lots of cool facts you can impress your friends with.

We all love to leaf through those super-expensive but adorable Japanese craft magazines. Luckily, there’s a new range of English language books of Japanese crafts called Kyuuto! With books on embroidery, crochet, needle felting and more, you can get stuck into a new craft for 2009!

Hello, Please looks awesome and has just been added to my wish list (hint hint!). It features several billion kawaii characters from the shops, adverts and packaging of Japan. I can tell you from experience that literally EVERYTHING in Japan has a cute mascot so I can just imagine how much cute is in here.

And finally, all that cute might be making you feel a bit ill so bring yourself back to earth with Kawaii Not: Cute Gone Bad, the book of the hilarious webcomic. If you’ve never seen these comic strips then there’s a big treat ahead for you – there are hundreds of them, all featuring adorably cute things acting in entirely un-cute ways. Happy reading!

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2 Comments

  • Reply BorneoDiva December 26, 2008 at 8:39 am

    i also sell kawai stuff :) very cute blog! love it

    Lissa
    http://borneodiva.blogspot.com/

  • Reply Irit December 29, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Of the five books you cited, I own four. How weird is that?

    I guess it’s true what they say – Kawaii Minds Think Alike. :-D

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