Sunday, 29 November 2009

books I have yet to read....

but have owned for years....
  1. Edith Wharton The House of Mirth
  2. Fyodor Dostoevsky Crime and Punishment
  3. Emily Bronte Wuthering Heights
  4. Salvador Dali Hidden Faces
  5. Judith Thurman A Life of Colette
  6. Arthur Miller A View from the Bridge
  7. Jules Verne Five Weeks in a Balloon
  8. F. Scott Fitzgerald This Side of Paradise
and have recently bought....

  1. Roald Dahl Collected Short Stories
  2. Amanda Foreman Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire
  3. Anain Nin/Henry Miller A Literate Passion
  4. D.H Lawrence Twilight in Italy
  5. Kirk Lake A Biography of Rufus Wainwright
  6. Cecil Beaton Portrait of New York
Quite a few of these books have been attempted and failed at (Crime & Punishment) or never started cos of preconceptions (Wuthering Heights).... Its a challenge alright! Some of these books are huge! Plus the fact that I am only halfway through the Marie-Antoinette biography.

On the plus side I am having a definite phase of reading historical books, biographys, etc. And most of the new books I am busting to read, so they will be easy.

but the rest..... jesus. Thank god theres nothing on tv worth watching* and I have almost finished the Mad Men dvds.

*except Two and a Half Men.

Friday, 27 November 2009

whats your summer challenge?

I have 4.

1. To do 20 mins of walking each day (this challenge was issued by someone else, not me)
2. To run 5kms
3. To finish my correspondence course
4. To read all books I own but havent read yet.

The deadline for all these is end of February.

I will update.

Technically, all 4 are easy. But, we all know if it was that simple i'd have done it already. I'm talking about you, course, and also you, unread books.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

i cant tell you how much I love this mans collar

from the sartorialist

I'm reading Marie-Antoinette: The Journey by Antonia Fraser and while normally historical or period books take me months and months with many other books read simultaneously this one is stunning. I want to read it all the time. It makes going to work so annoying.

Next up though is Nin/Miller A Literate Passion, the love letters between Anais Nin and Henry Miller. I love them both so much, I am bursting to read this.

three cheers for amazon and the current awesome exchange rate!

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Thursday, 5 November 2009

mmm love streetstyle

Tommy Ton's blog jaknjill is well loved here.  Check out this 
gallery on that he's made of his favourite streetstyle dressers.  I love that all the women are unique and wear their clothes not the other way around.  I looked through it all and then came back so many times! Fifty bazillion points if you also spot a certain stylist...