I have been having an awfully hectic kind of day, and then remembered this from my dear Holly. I think I like the idea of Thursdays being gruesome, but mostly because it is giving me only one day a week on which to have a whinge. I tend to over-whinge, so it’d be good for me to limit myself. Although I suppose I should really go the other way, give myself something to be grateful for in the face of a gruesome day. Yes, that’s probably wiser.
SO today, even though it has been particularly gruesome, at least I have this face to come home to:
After some time off from writing (part laziness part busy-ness) I feel like this week’s The Broke and the Bookish Top Ten Tuesday topic of favourite classics is one of my favourites. I have read many many books that I read over and over again, though some of them I don’t know how well they’d fit into that “classics” canon, unless there’s something about Meg Cabot that I’ve missed! The books below are special to me; I read them as annual events, to cheer me up, to inspire me, to remind me that anything is possible. Continue reading Top Ten Favourite Classics→
It is killing me to no end that while today is the third day of winter here in little old Perth, almost everything else I read is gearing up for summer! Fortunately that also allows me to vicariously live through what I read and imagine that it is in fact summer and I am sitting on a beach instead of huddled up underneath my doona getting warmth from my laptop.
I am a sucker for any kind of summer article, book, movie, music anything. it just makes me feel so happy and warm. Most importantly it helps me to forget my mounting troubles and (as corny as this may be) radiate some sort of inner warmth. So without further ado, and brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish, here are my top ten books that will be in my beach bag this summer, and that I always end up reading during my December to February summer.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote
Summer Crossing – Truman Capote
South Beach (and the rest of the Spring Break series: French Kiss and Hollywood Hills) – Aimee Friedman
Boy Meets Girl – Meg Cabot
Surf School and Surf Sisters – Laurine Croasdale
The Chronicles of Narnia – C.S. Lewis
Silver Shadows – Richelle Mead (what I will be reading when you guys are all having summer)
Top Secret Twenty-One – Janet Evanovich (ditto)
Unlucky 13 – James Patterson (ditto)
The Fault In Our Stars – John Green (ditto, plus I figure I may as well read it now)
Hope you guys are staying warm (if like me you are beginning the descent into winter) or pumping up the summer jams!
Recently I succumbed to Amazon UK’s free shipping and bought about 20 or so books (I wish I was exaggerating). One of the ones I had been excitedly waiting for is Pamela Keogh’s What Would Audrey Do? Basically part biography part how to live like Audrey Hepburn bible. As a devoted fan of the great lady there are parts of her life and career that I would love to emulate; her strength in the face of adversity (and boy did she face adversity!), her level-headedness, her passion, her dedication. One of the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen I would love to have a figure like hers. Her characters and films are timeless, and an inspiration to millions everywhere. Continue reading What Would Audrey Do: The Beginning→
It's useful being top banana in the shock department.