I like to read. A lot. I'm one of those people that can spend an entire afternoon with a book, feeling a bit sad and nostalgic when I finish it. Books become like friends to me: I welcome them into my life, I form a kinship with them and I feel bittersweet when the time we've had together comes to an end.
I love libraries, but I love buying books more. That way, I can keep them in my bookshelf, leaf through them and be re-catapulted into the atmosphere of the story. The way I feel about bookstores is the way other women feel about fashion stores!
What I'm currently reading:
Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick - I have already blogged about this book and movie several times, so I won't bore you with yet another review. Just read it. And watch it. Promise me you will.
An Extraordinary Theory of Objects by Stephanie LaCava - this is a very quirky, interesting autobiographic novel of VOGUE writer Stephanie's upbringing in France. She writes in a dreamy, observant way that really creates an atmosphere throughout the book. I must say I focused much less on the objects than I did on her and her fragile yet unique voice.
How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran - HALLELUJAH! I've just started reading this (am at chapter five) and think this book should be required reading in schools. It's smart, funny and unafraid and talks about feminism in a no-nonsense, engaging way. I don't agree with Caitlin on some things - I like to get rid of body hair, for example - but I still think she's awesome.
I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella - My name is Sascha and I'm a chick lit-aholic. I have read every word Sophie Kinsella has ever written. Hey, don't judge me. It's escapism.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - so basically what happened is that the movie with Leo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan is coming out soon and I'm doing a shopping page on it for an awesome and amazing new fashion editing gig (I'll tell you about it later), so I thought, did I like the book? And then I remembered that I HAVE NEVER ACTUALLY READ IT. I have read Tender is the Night, which is also by Fitzgerald, but I'm so ashamed to say that this particular classic has yet escaped me (well, not that ashamed, since I'm blogging about it). However, as soon as I'm done finding out how to be a woman I'll get started!
What are you reading these days?
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