Wednesday, March 30, 2011

This is about a book.

I'm not lying and that's not a metaphor.

In between my being a forbiddingly stylish fashionista and an expertly trained chef, I also enjoy reading a great deal.  You know where's a great place to get some good, old-fashioned reading done?  Airports and planes.  Both of these things are involved in my travels most of the time, so I get a lot of reading done.  Recently, however, I've been more interested in buying clothes than buying magazines so I can just look at clothes.  So I headed on over to Amazon to see what free books they had for their Kindle app and I came across this classic:


Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne.  I wish I could give you a fun fact about the author or something, but I have nothing that pertains floating (haha!) in the vault of useless trivia in my head.  But so much adventure!  Plus, I read it so long ago that I no longer remember what happens at the end, so it's almost like I'm reading it for the first time again.  Sure, there's some technical mumbo-jumbo on behalf of the narrator, but I mostly skim over those parts since understanding the physics of a submarine isn't actually necessary in understanding the plot.

Are there any classic novels you like to revisit now and again?  Another favorite (although I do always remember what happens in this one) is Wuthering Heights, with all that unrequited love and such.

8 comments:

Kori said...

Great classic and should be read by all. Good choice sweetie!

I'm hosting a linkup this Friday, called "Fashion Fridays." I'd love you to be a part of it! Get your fashion post ready and come by to link up! Have a great night! Kori xoxo

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Tereza Anton said...

I loved this book so much. When I was a small girl I read all of Jules Verne one after an other.
Beautiful post.

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

wish i had time to read :) when i traveled i read a lot!


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styled by 3 said...

jane eyre always! and the new movie's coming out, i have high expectations- it better be good!!

Fash Boulevard said...

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woreout said...

I am a huge Jane Austen fan, Sense & Sensibility (while somewhat cliche) is a classic that I could re-read a million times. Do you have a kindle? Do you love it?

Joandy said...

It's hard to find time to read these days, thanks for sharing anyways:))
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Harris said...

@woreout
I don't know what it is, but I just couldn't get into Jane Austen. I might give it another try in a year or so, I like to do that periodically. I actually was lucky enough to be given an iPad this Christmas, so I have the Kindle app, but it's soooo gooood for the plane I can't even tell you.

Weather in the windy city is about the same as always, supposed to be some fun rain/snow mix tomorrow. Sigh. Maybe your forecast is just an April Fools' joke?