Hello Darlings,For some odd reasons I tend to like Mondays, I see them as a fresh start...
So, today's agenda consisted off:
♥ Starbucks run
♥ Finishing Thackeray's Vanity Fair and started The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton.
Rented Vanity Fair from Blockbuster
Went over some French words
Did some work
Picked up a pair of Speedo
goggles for swimming
Went for a swim - 30 laps.
Played a game of Monopoly against the computer and won.
Watched some re-runs of True Blood ( I watch it religiously)
Stopped by some Blogs.
Responded to some e-mails
And of course, Blogged.
Well, as for the outfit... it had to be somewhat more dressy since I stopped by the gallery. I chose to finally wear my new Armani Exchange chiffon blouse that I got few weeks ago. The shoes had a touch of purple-y blue in them... so in matched quite well with the blouse.
I am wearing: Armani Exchange Blouse; Alexander Wang for Gap khakis; Michael Kors Heels; A.V.Max Cuff; Ray Ban Wayfarers ( gift from Andrew).
Thoughts on Vanity Fair by W.M Thackeray...
I've finally finished reading the book and I must say that this was the longest read for me -time wise, it took me over 3 weeks. The version I read was in the original format as Thackeray wrote it in 1840 including the original illustrations. This book is phenomenal but requires a lot of patience and possible re-reading ( certain chapters)...if you have the time and patience it is a very rewarding read. The story of the 18th and 19th century England is told with the most sardonic wit and eloquence.The books heroine,Becky Sharp, remains one of the most memorable heroines in British fiction. It is one of those read's that you will stay with you. There's no better way to summarize the book, then the way Nicholas Dames has in the Introduction...
" Vanity Fair is a novel full of scandal, including fraud, pretty deceit, extramarital complications, and murder, but these putative outrages to Victorian notion of social decency are never narrated as surprises. Instead, Thackeray presents them to us with a half-amused, half-disgusted species of boredom, as if to say: Surely, you weren't so naive as to pretend this wasn't the case?"
P.S. I am truly overwhelmed at how supportive you've been of my Elle Canada contest pages, for that I would like to THANK each and every single one of you.... If you haven't had a chance to check them out ... Click HERE.Thanks a million!!! If I actually win this contest, I will definitely have a little surprise for you darlings as a thank you - This is the part I am most excited about!!!
Well, I am off to watch Vanity Fair movie....
I wish you all a lovely start to the week!!!