Commentary to follow… but for now, if you’re wondering what I’m reading this summer vacation, here goes:
“Love in the Time of Cholera” By Gabriel Garcia-Marquez – Started May 22, Finished July 2
“the girl who stopped swimming” by Joshilyn Jackson – started July 3, finished July 9
“American Wife” by Curtis Sittenfeld – started July 9, finished July 13
“A Short History of Women” by Kate Walbert, started July 13, finished July 16
Book 28: “Trinny and Susannah: What you wear can change your life” By Trinny Woodall and Susannah Cnstantine (2005) 264 pages; Started and finished on June 19.
More inspiring than the home organization book that I read last week, this one is also full of stuff that I already know. But its much more enjoyable to look at the good and bad pictures of Trinny and Susannah and be reminded that no matter how cute and fabulous you are, or how many flaws your body may have (plenty, if you are a normal person), or even if you have gained weight due to current or recent pregnancy, wearing clothes and accessories that suit you can make a huge difference. If you don’t already know this– ie, if you always think you look like crap– then you should get this book, or any of the others by these two Brits who started the “What not to Wear” franchise. They are very smart when it comes to this topic of looking good. And if you think looking good doesn’t matter–or that you can’t look as good as they do in the “after” pics– you are probably wrong. Yes, I got through this book in a day because its full of pictures (and large text) but it was way more satisfying and empowering than flipping a fashion magazine, and more fun, too.