Back to work! Aw, these long weekends are never long enough.Literary Stylings" because she's helping me make books a priority! I love to read, and it's just far to easy to get sucked into the morass of mind-numbing garbage on TV.
- Jacket - Le Chateau, consignment; last seen here with oranges in April
- Polka dot blouse - handmade, vintage fair; last worn here (2nd outfit) in September 2014 for the big Vintage Expo
- Skirt - Conrad C, thrifted; last seen here in April 2014 while trying not to puke
- Shoes - Franco Sarto, thrifted; first worn here (4th outfit) a couple of weeks ago
It was a hot day today, so I mostly wore this outfit like this, with no jacket.
|Cat not included|
|"I like the skirt - you should keep it and let me sleep on it"|
|"Bored now. Let me in the hallway."|
- Pin - Sarah Coventry, vintage fair
- Ring - vintage fair
- Bracelet - Coro, vintage 60s, Mom's
- Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
Here's what I read since the last "Literary Stylings" here:
The other is "Ten Grand" by J. Michael Straczynski, Ben Templesmith and CP Smith. I'm a fan of J. Michael Straczynski as the writer of the TV show "Babylon Five" (an excellent show, at least for 4 seasons). I wasn't much of a fan of the art in this, but the story was intriguing. I will probably get the next volume.
I also read some other books.
- "Heart-Shaped Box" by Joe Hill - Solid horror novel, which actually scared me in parts! Great characters and the story just charges along. Recommended if you're not easily scared. Heh.
- Vice Magazine's "Dos & Don'ts" - Ugh, this was just terrible. Never buy books that are sealed. Thanks to L for buying it for me, but I want this out of my house. It made me feel dirty, wasn't funny and just ugh. Avoid.
- "I am Legend" by Richard Matheson - This is a collection of Matheson's short stories, including the classic novella "I am Legend" which was made into that awful Will Smith movie. The story felt a little stale, but then you have to remember that it's an early pioneer in the vampire field; all this modern vampire fiction comes from this!
- "Feersum Endjinn" by Iain M. Banks - More working through Iain (M. means "sci-fi"; no M. means it's straight up fiction) Banks. I bought a horde of his paperbacks several months ago, and still have many to go. This novel is not one of his "Culture" world books; this one is set far into Earth's future. One of the characters, Bascule, writes phonetically (the title is "Fearsome Engine" for example), so big sections of the book were challenging for that (I ended up whispering them out loud to figure out all of it), but overall another strong book! Recommended.
Thanks, Gracey! What are you reading, my friends?