I received these books for Christmas - but I just have been a bit lax about posting about them! I really love sort of 'coffee-table books'. Sometimes I just like to curl up in bed and have an easy flick-through of something like this.
The Wes Anderson book is such a luxury to have, I simply adore his films, I've spoken about how much I adore them before, but to have a book with all the photos, interviews and behind the scenes photos from all his films (except Grand Budapest) and it just makes me want to re-watch all his films again, despite knowing them all line-for-line, virtually. It is the perfect combination of a 'coffee-table' book and one that is actually enjoyable to read. I'm sort of obsessed by all the media and such that it includes, like the Jacques Cousteau photos and the covers of the books little Suzy reads in Moonrise Kingdom. It's big and glossy, and full of wonderful insights and photographs, but it kept going out of stock on Amazon, so I suggest snapping it up quickly if you're interested.
The other book is buy a chef, author and blogger that I really love, and have used her recipes multiple times (her ginger snaps were a great success and have made her sour cream chocolate chip cake multiple times to great responses, amongst other things). I have wanted her cookbook for such a long time, because everything she blogs about makes my stomach rumble. Her way of explaining things is very understandable, and each recipe is written about like she would on her blog, a little story or explanation of how it came about, which I find so likeable.