iconography:Thea Fenchel

“As for Thea, sometimes she looked more barbarous than they did in spite of the civilized lipstick and conventional shape of the jodhpurs she wore.”   Okay so it has taken me quite some time to get my act together and talk about my third and final Augie March love, Thea Fenchel. but that’s because she’s […]

friday likes 22/2/13

So, it’s the last week in February, if you can believe it! I’m having a lot of trouble figuring out where my month has gone; I feel a little like I’ve hardly stopped. This week has been wonderful though, there’s been so much that’s made me lose my breath. Visiting the science museum with a […]

iconography:mimi villars

‘Mimi didn’t care about secrecy. She led a proclaimed life, and once she got talking she held back nothing.’ So, as we’re all aware, I have fallen head over heels with the women in Saul Bellow’s The Adventures of Augie March. They are written with such sympathy, such character, and such warmth that it was […]

iconography:eleanor klein

My current read, Saul Bellow’s The Adventures of Augie March, is enjoyable for numerous reasons, but one of the main pleasure factors for me is probably his incredibly human female characters. It’s typical of great American Novel style projects that they will contain multiple voices, creating an almost choral effect, but I don’t think anyone pulls off […]

friday likes 1/2/13

So it’s Friday again, already, oh my gosh. This week has whirled by so fast I’m still not sure it didn’t take half of next week with it. And it’s the end of January too! Which I’m slightly glad of, I need a new start and a fresh page on the calendar already; it always […]

mermaid magic manicure

It may seem counterintuitive that a girl who works with her hands all day every day would be so into manicures, right? I mean, ‘I broke a naiiiil!’ is the archetypal anguished screech of teen movie bimbo queens everywhere right? sitting around lacquering your digits is for high maintenance divas who don’t do manual work, surely? Incorrect. […]

friday likes 25/1/13

Hello Friday! Gosh you roll around quickly these days! I have to say, it’s been a real busy one for me this week, what with no days off, and a licensing exam, and the neverending housework battle to keep my little room habitable (I’m currently losing, in case you were wondering). Still, life is good, […]