“I will not be “famous,” “great.” I will go on adventuring, changing, opening my mind and my eyes, refusing to be stamped and stereotyped. The thing is to free one’s self: to let it find its dimensions, not be impeded.”–Virginia Woolf
Hi all! My apologies for the lack of recent posts. We moved into a new apartment two weeks ago, and have been working overtime to settle into the new place. Everything should be back to normal on the blog very soon.
Until then, enjoy this photo of the late Irish writer Maeve Brennan.
We’re a week away from moving into a larger apartment in our complex. Probably not a great time to add to my library. Oh, well! What’s done is done, right?
“The best work that anybody ever writes is the work that is on the verge of embarrassing him, always.”–Arthur Miller
The Homes of 18 Legendary Writers [ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST]
“Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.”–Yves Saint-Laurent
Iconic children’s book author Margaret Wise Brown had style to match her writing: timeless, straightforward yet unique, and unforgettable.
The stripes and strong shoulders, though clearly from the 1940s, are streamlined, edgy, and relevant:
Her bouncy, easy-going hairstyle is impeccably modern, and is the perfect accompaniment to her sleek, minimally accessorized dress:
Some would say that a favorite doggo is the best “finishing touch” of all:
It’s no secret that Margaret Wise Brown was very outdoorsy and active, a lifestyle which effortlessly merged with her sophisticated and relaxed dress sense. She’s wonderful inspiration for anyone who values style, practicality, and a dash of whimsy.
Sam Shepard, Esteemed Playwright and Actor, Dies at 73 [THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER]
CHECK OUT THIS PENGUIN CLASSICS DELUXE EDITION OF PERSUASION.
A birthday gift from my husband…
“Dialogue in fiction should be reserved for the culminating moments and regarded as the spray into which the great wave of narrative breaks in curving toward the watcher on the shore.”–Edith Wharton