Sunday Reading

Lazy Reading in Bed

The semester is off to a roaring start but I’ve still had a little time to myself to read some interesting articles, blog posts and books. Here’s a run down of what I’ve enjoyed:

Blog Post: 

Coloring for Grownups: At Kenyon it was a given that around finals time the coloring books would come out. I thought it was just a liberal arts thing but someone out there thought adults needed their own set of crayons! Check out the link for a hilarious renaming of classic colors.

Article:

Journaling, There’s an app for that!: I’ve always thought keeping a journal is romantic, artistic and utterly scholarly. Unfortunately I’ve never been motivated enough to write like Sylvia Plath, Virginia Woolf, or Anais Nin. This app promises to make journal keeping easier — maybe it’ll keep me on track!

Book:

Chanel Bonfire by Wendy Lawless : I finished an ARC of this one over the holidays but it was  recently released, which means I’m free to gush all I want! This memoir is so different from others I’ve read — heartbreaking without being heartless, stunningly detailed without a heavy hand. There’s something about Wendy that reminds me of Capote’s Holly Golightly (who, incidentally, is wholly different from Audrey Hepburn’s as much as I love her). I’m convinced this is a better memoir than any I reading 2012 and it’ll be hard to top in the rest of 2013!

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Christmas 2012: DVDs

Don’t worry, this is the penultimate gift guide for Christmas 2012. I wanted to share a few gifts that aren’t books or makeup so here are a few DVDs I’d love to see in my stocking!

DVD collage

1. Audrey Hepburn Collection (Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Roman Holiday, Sabrina): Hello, my name is Alexandra and I’m addicted Audrey. Though I probably shouldn’t admit my addiction (or feed it with more movies) this movie deal was too great to pass up! It doesn’t include two of my favorites (How to Steal a Million and Charade) but it has all the big name classics!

2. Party Girl : Though I haven’t had the privilege to see this movie yet, all of my SILS professors keep raving about it!

3. Desk Set: Another movie I haven’t seen but my professors love!