Recent reads

Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned, by Lena Dunham 

Okay - I read this book because everyone was talking about it.  Sometimes the "buzzed-about" books are awesome and sometimes they're just okay.  So, I liked some of Dunham's ideas and stories.  But this book was just that to me - not fully finished ideas and stories.  Sometimes,  I liked her honesty and her feminist notions. Other times, I felt that she was over-sharing her life and her experiences for all the wrong reasons. That being said, if you like her t.v. show, Girls, you'll probably be a fan of this book. 

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

I listened to this story as an audio book in my car and I really liked it.  For me to commit to listening to an audio book it has to be a gripping story, with suspense and intrigue and maybe even murder.  Oh, and the reader has to be awesome.  This book met all of my criteria, and then some. I liked the separate stories of the different husbands and their secrets enough, but what I really loved was when the characters eventually met up with each other.  One woman finds a letter addressed to her in the case of her husband's death.  Only catch - he's still alive.  Her decision whether or not to open the letter and its repercussions will change the lives of many in this captivating story. 

The Collected Poems by Sylvia Path

M was reading The Bell Jar when I rediscovered my interest in Plath.  Her words are so carefully chosen; each one seems to weigh more than usual in a line of her poetry. This collection of her more than 800 poems is arranged more or less in chronological order.  It should be noted that much of her poetry is melancholy in theme and tone.  If you aren't usually a reader of poetry, I might not recommend diving in here.  Plath might be a little to dense and discouraging for new readers. 

Any recommendations for me to add to my reserve list at the library? 
♥ Meg xoxo


Water colours on the beach

I like to think that this skirt looks like someone painted it with water colour paints. Also, that they used my pro technique of adding too much water until everything blurs together. 

Wearing: Skirt: JC Penney // Shirt: Smart Set // Tank top: Old Navy // Necklace: gift from a student // Boots: Burlington Coat Factory //
Reading: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Posing: on the beach 

I had been wearing heels during the day, which I discarded on the drive home.  When I arrived at the beach, I swapped them for my well loved booties.  Bare legs and these boots take me back to summer festivals - the heat and the music and the flower crowns all swirling around me in one glorious memory. 

I got this necklace from a student a few years back.  In my mind, it matches this skirt perfectly.  I mean, I think that the one huge bead in the centre does.  

I was tempted to take off these boots and dip my toes in, but I somehow managed to resist.  I probably won't be able to next time.

Hey summer, see you soon!
♥ Meg xoxo