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Best of the Looks, Best of the Books 1/22/12

2012 January 22

A Sunday BotL BotB post! Will wonders never cease? NYC got its first snow of the season (not counting the fluke Halloween weekend storm) yesterday and so I stayed in nearly the whole day, in slippers, drinking coffee and reading on the couch with Chief. It was wonderful. Today Joe and I are going to see Kevin Spacey in Richard III at BAM. I haven’t been to see a show in months, so I’m looking forward to it!

How have you been spending the weekend?

Best of the Looks:

I know we’ve all seen enough coverage of the fashion from the Golden Globes last week, but Evan Rachel Wood’s dress was my favorite by far. It was dramatic, gorgeous, and reminded me of Alexander McQueen.

Madewell’s spring line is out and I really want this dress.

Kendi’s right on the money with her take on 3rd grade. I had jeans exactly that color then, and frequently wore them with a brightly-colored sweater with a horse’s face on it. Trendsetter?

I love Monique’s personal and inspiring post about her hair.

A neat trick at Clothed Much to keep your belts in place.

Best of the Books:

Ten literary traditions for die-hard fans.

Author Sophie Masson dissects cover art among different editions at Writer Unboxed.

Miss Bibliophile unveils some truly unique dolls in the likeness of writers.

A new column on the Ploughshares blog dissects “blurbese,” the often cliche-ridden language of book reviews.

An entertaining post at BookRiot on how to merge bookshelves with your partner–without the fallout.


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  1. Raquel permalink
    January 22, 2012

    I DIE for Miss Woods’ dress! SO stunning!

    Thanks for sharing the link from the Tipa Tipa blog. I’d never read that blog before but enjoyed the post immensely as well as her whole blog. Love getting turned on to new reading material! :)

    (PS: I wish I’d had hot pink pants in third grade! Do lime green shorts count?) 😀

  2. January 23, 2012

    I’d love to try a few of those literary traditions!

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