Sunday Summary Week 33


It is what you read when you don't have to 
that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Oscar Wilde


Yesterday me and my sister went out to go to a books fair. The fair itself was a slight disappointment as opposed to last time we went (less books, more -excuse my language- shit). But as always: we know how to entertain ourselves...

We -or better said I- had to leave in a mad hurry to catch the bus. I didn't even had mascara on, let alone lipstick! (and I never go out without lipstick). So in all panic I grabbed the first thing I could find. Luckily for me this grabbing hand catched the mascara, the lipstick and the bus. Unfortunately it didn't thought to grab my mobile phone. You can't always be a winner. *sigh*


My book choices happen to be quite 'in theme' with one another. I mean, colour coordination has always been a strong point of mine...

| Selected Works of Virginia Woolf |


| What Every Woman Should Know: Lifestyle lessons from the 1930s |

| Fanzines: DIY Revolution by Teal Triggs |


| Memo pals (sticky notes) from Crafty Station |

| Elvis Presley mug by Rock Off |

Last years adventure -when I didn't forget my phone- you can (re)watch [here]. *Cue awfully long hair and awkward faces especially produced for you by me*

My philosophy is that you can never EVER have enough books. So, does anyone have read anything good lately? I'm currently hovering my way through Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death by James Runcie. Most people say that you should first read the books before seeing the film/series (yes, we're talking the same Sidney from the Grantchester Mysteries), but I don't really mind that I've seen the series before I've read the books. There are however many small differences that in total makes a great difference in the way the series has been approached and the way the stories been told on paper. Also this gives you the great opportunity to imagine James Norton's face over and over again (instead of naturally fabricating pieces together of how you imagine the priest to be). There are worst things on this planet.

Love,
Dominique

Comments

  1. I love the 1930s book.......
    Currently It's more magazines than books for me.

    love, Marjan

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    1. A good magazine is worth its weigh in... uhm... gold? Silver? Diamonds? Pearls?
      Who knows?!

      Love,
      Dominique

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  2. I usually prefer to see a film/series before I read the book because if I do the opposite I'll always, always be disappointed about the visual version.
    I definitely agree that you can never have enough books ! I recently read and loved, Thérèse Desqueyroux by François Mauriac and Desert Flower by Waris Dirie. I also finally got around to reading "Gone Girl", and "The girl on the train", which were both pretty great !

    xx, Charlie.

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    1. As Albert Einstein once said "Logic will bring you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere", and there's just so much a film crew/green screen/CGI can do to transform those wonderful worlds inside our brain into a motion picture. Although it would be pretty scary if the film/series would've been EXACTLY the same as you imagined it to be.

      I haven't read any of the books you've mentioned, so I'm very excited to check them out!

      Love,
      Dominique

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