A synopsis of this post? Randomly nice pictures, gushing about it, and a little bit about my life at the moment, but not that much because I'm too occupied with the randomly nice pictures. :-D
I love gowns. Old ones. I'm reading Gone with the Wind at the moment and t'is sheer delight, reading Margaret Mitchells descriptions of her heroines beautiful frothy garbs (and everything else, of course, because Gone with the Wind is my favourite book at the moment). My favourite one in the picture about is the pink one, of course. My favourite colour is SO officially pink. Rosy, frothy - that's what I adore to read about and to look at in movies. :-) Oh, and I also love that pink gown because it looks so nice to rub between your fingers. You know what I mean? That kind of tulle-ish fabric texture?
Girls? Please don't tell me I'm the only one that bursts into unladylike giggles when I see Gilbert clapping after Anne's sentimental poetry readings. Pluash. At our house, Gilbert's clap and proud-face gets mimicked so much. We practically die laughing on the couch when we see that bit, every time.
I don't know... IT'S JUST HILARIOUS.
I love finding really old gifies. I found this one lately and it just really made me smile. Of course, I thought of my best friend immediately.
I saw this picture of Winona Ryder as Jo March first about three or two years ago. I was so jealous. My hair is bountiful indeed (hehee) and people tell me my hair is really thick, but my braids are nothing like that. My! Don't you love that thick, thick braid? (Yeah, I warned you this post was going to be disastrously random. That's what you get for following Wonderland Creek.)
Ladies and Gentlemen, ladies and gentlemen, ladies and gentlemen!!! On Wednesday, I'm going to watch Pride and Prejudice 1995 again. I just HAD to share my excitement. BADLY.
Anyway, what I wanted to say is: DANCES. Again, I know, for I have rambled about how I love the ball-scenes in other posts before. But hey, I can't resist to write about how much a love the ball scenes again. They are just so adorable and happy and elegant and impossibly charming. I want to go to one. Really, like, mopingly badly.
BOOKS. This year, my goal is to read one-hundred books, in the least. So far, I'm on schedule, despite my busy lovely life. I'm reading nine books in January, and I'm on my sixth, so not too bad, right? Here are the ones I've already read.
Just Jane (by Nancy Moser) I started off the year by plunging myself into this nice booky about the life of Jane Austen. I got this for Christmas - asked it after I read three or so good reviews on it. This is a book I owe to my bloggy friends. I really enjoyed it, but it didn't blow me away like some other books did.
Longbourn (by Jo Baker) As with Just Jane, this was a first read, and I really enjoyed it! It's a retelling of Pride and Prejudice, from the servant's point of view, and such a pleasant surprise. I loved Baker's writing style, and I'll definitely be rereading it in the future.
The Book Thief (by Markus Zusak) OH. MY. WORD. THIS BOOK BLEW ME AWAY. The descriptions were beautiful, the story was so lovely, the characters were adorable (mostly), and the ending... oh, that horrible, horrible ending. I was crying and crying so much. I was moaning the whole night through, trying to hate the book. But I couldn't hate it, despite the ending - it's just TOO GOOD. Thank you mum and dad for giving me this for Christmas.
Dear Mr Knightley (by forgot-her-name) This was pleasant, really nice. I loved the way Sam was a Period Drama and Classics-geek like me. And it was similar to Daddy-Long-Legs, which is veddy good indeed.
The Blue Castle (by Lucy Maud Montgomery) Ah, now we come to the re-reads. I read the Blue Castle again, for the 100th time (approximately) and ENJOYED IT SO MUCH. It's just my own darling gorgeous funny witty book and I'll always love it. :-)
Now I'm reading the utterly rosy, amazing, darling, epic Gone with the Wind, and also Persuasion (with Heidi's read-along.)
So yes. In short - I'm reading till so late I don't dare to look at the time, and I'm just loving books and words with all my heart. LOVE YOU, BOOKS.
A beautifully girlish cupcake in an old-fashioned tea-cup. How can something get better? :-)
I just love this. I love my room to bits, but I must say - this room is darling. The bed and the trunk and the wallpaper... yeah. Besotted. But still, I wouldn't trade anything for my own room I share with my cutest-button-of-a-sister. My girlish abode and I are thick and inseparable. :-P
That's all for now folks! Do share some random stuff you enjoy. I always encourage nonsensically random things, you know. :-)