Tuesday, 25 January 2011

book nerd.

I have always been a bit of an addict when it comes to books, spot the girl sat on her own in a coffee shop (drinking tea i might add) and that would be me, to some it’s a sad and stereotypical fate, but for a book loving teenager being sat on my own for a few hours hidden away was a perfect way to just chill out.

Getting ‘lost’ in a good book has been in fact lost in my list of things to do recently, but over Christmas I got back into it and now at the moment I have 2 books on my reading list.

The first is by one of my favourite authors, Philappa Gregory, I have always been a big fan of hers and of history (especially the tudor period) and have many of her books based on the tudor court.
So i chose a new book of hers which focused on a more modern plot based in rural England, a seemingly simple story about a mother and her daughter in laws' relationship develops into a complex thriller which i have found hard to put down. I didn't realize until i was searching for an image of the novel but it was actually made into a dramatisaion by ITV last year!

The second is the novel that recently was made into a film with Julia Roberts, written by Elizabeth Gilbert; the title Eat Pray Love’ conveys a sense of a spiritual journey and that’s exactly what the story has been described as.
I’m looking forward to reading it after I have finished ‘The Little House’, Gilbert has had great reviews from high fashion magazine Elle who commented that was a ‘a word of mouth bestseller’ and the guardian described it as ‘utterly of the moment’.

Monday, 24 January 2011

Happy *belated* New Year...

After a very lap hazard beginning to the new year I am finally sorting ‘life out’ and getting up together with the more important things such as, blogging, reading, socialising and updating ones wardrobe.
University of course has begun again and I am already feeling behind with everything, but oh well this week is going to be a productive week in the sense that I have purchased new accessories and clothing to go with my ‘2011 self’ which roughly translated means: it’s the new year and there are sales so what other reason is there to splurge the loan?
Anyway this is my first blog of 2011 and I have already broken my new years resolution of be better with money, I have come to terms with the fact that I am lame with money, I put want WAY before need therefore if there is an item of clothing that I must have I will buy that and then think about how to get money for the lesser important things such as food.

So for my first post of 2011 I thought I would do a list of things I have bought, want, etc..

New Purchases:
Topshop Brown Satchel £36

Primark Brown Brogue style shoes £6

New Look Cream Patterned Shirt £18

Things I want to Buy:

Urban Outfitters Swallow Hand Ring £8

Pins and Needles Dress, (Urban Outfitters) £48

H&M 'Urban Vibes' Jumpsuit £24.99