friday likes 15/3/13

Woah! It’s Friday again, as if! This week has been action packed to say the least. Spending heaps of time at work while Neil was a) in Lisbon, b) struck with man flu, and c) off to Copenhagen. Which is it’s own kind of fun because it means I rule the roost and that’s it’s […]

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 […]

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. […]