The Reading Room

SWEET SIXTEEN
In Steven Ehrlich Houses (Monacelli Press, 2011) by Steven Ehrlich, the architect brings readers on a trip through sixteen of his beautiful houses.  With his fusion of modernism and cultural impacts, Ehrlich creates a page-turner everyone will want to see. $50, available at Elm Street Books, New Canaan, (203) 966-4545, and barnesandnoble.com.

 

 

LITTLE LIVING
Mimi Zeiger has captured the lifestyle of downsizing in her new book, Micro Green: Tiny Houses in Nature (Rizzoli, 2011). From dwellings that utilize structures in the woods, to homes built on wheels, Zeiger has shown the art of compact living through thirty-six different and unique examples. $29.95, barnesandnoble.com.

 

PIECE OF PIE
Martha Stewart makes readers mouth’s water with her new cookbook Martha Stewart’s New Pies and Tarts (Clarkson Potter, 2011). With 150 recipes, each with pictures and easy step-by step recipes, this book encompasses everything from making a decorative, latticework crust, to the delicious classics we all know and love. $24.99, available at RJ Julia, Madison, (203) 245-3959, rjjulia.com.

  

GOOD NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT…
The Bed Bug Book (Skyhorse Publishing, 2011), by board certified entomologist and practicing exterminator Ralph H. Maestre, is your complete guide to prevention and extermination of the critters. Maestre includes case studies, a historical look at infestations and treatments, and a final chapter composed entirely of tips. $12.95, Barnes & Noble, Westport, (203) 221-7955, Danbury, (203) 730-2733, White Plains, NY, (914) 397-2420, and barnesandnoble.com.