Archive for March, 2010

Books

I love books and I love to read. And I do tend to judge a book by its cover from time to time. But it’s so rare to actually get hold of a good read these days, I think. While we honeymooned I had the luxury of having time to read and got through two books that, believe it or not, I recommend! Both are quite different but equally as entertaining.

Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin is a historical fiction novel based on the young girl who inspired the book, Alice in Wonderland. I plead ignorance here as I had no idea of the interesting and somewhat scandalous relationship between author Lewis Carroll and the young Alice. Mildly Lolita-esque, this book gives light to that story. What I liked best is that the author goes over the facts after the conclusion so you’re left with a clear definition of reality and fantasy. Admittedly, it’s a girly read and one I typically don’t indulge in, but I’ve gotta admit I rather enjoyed it.

I love David Sedaris. I secretly pine to be his friend. Thus, when I found I Was Told There’d Be Cake, a collection of essays by a woman who ::gasp:: is compared to Sedaris, I bought it immediately. And read it in one day. Yeah, yeah, who cares you read a book in a day. I do! I never do this! This collection of essays covers everything from a (human) turd on the carpet to the realities of being a bridesmaid (hilarious). I giggled out loud, and even had Travis laughing when I read bits and pieces to him. Forget my secret fantasy of being a friend of David Sedaris. Enter girl crush on Sloane Crosley.

We’re baaack

We’ve married, we’ve honeymooned, and now we’re settling back in to the normal reality of being a Mr. and Mrs. Our “big day” came and went with a record breaking snow storm and, of course, a little bit of drama. But all in all it was utterly fantastic, as was, of course, my sassy one piece on the beaches of Florida.

image via flickr

Ten

Days left ’til the wedding. Cannot believe it!

image via draml, flickr

Mad Hatters

I just bought tickets to see Alice in Wonderland tonight and I am antsy with excitement. (I hope it lives up). I love how this story lends itself to so many visual interpretations. Check out the Mad Hatters over the years. Which is your favorite?

The original Disney version. A little cross-eyed, no?

A wood engraving illustration from the original book.

And of course Mr. Johnny. Can’t wait to see him!