i love a good bad book. i live for young adult silliness. but a good good book is even better. this week i read the guernsey literary and potato peel pie society. as per my usual perference, i didn't read the dust jacket synopsis and dove in completely unawares of the premise. i enjoy being thoroughly surprised by a book. nothing is worse than reading a book review and finding out that desdemona courierfont's love interest, brock dangerfield, leaves her for broke halfway through the book. you know too much and you haven't even started reading!
anywhoo, this book was excellent. i laughed. i cried. i felt thankful for those who went before us and sacrificed so much. i considered whipping up my own tonics in the kitchen. i highly recommend this book.
as a result i was quite inspired fashion-wise this week. i wanted to go for something like this:
photo via operagloves
but that may require more time to acquire the appropriate hat and gloves.
so i went a little more for this look:
photo via swing fashionista
too hot sweater worn as blouse in july- target
and in 2 weeks this will be my new front yard!
some choice guernsey literary and potato peel pie society quotes:
"We clung to books and to our friends; they reminded us that we had another part to us."
"We could have gone on longing for one another and pretending not to notice forever. This obsession with dignity can ruin your life if you let it."
"The first rule of snooping is to come at it sideways."
"...but I much prefer whining to counting my blessings."-this could be a personal motto