Plain Grey T’sPosted: May 22, 2013
I’m on the quest for the perfect white T-shirt. Somehow I couldn’t find one that isn’t see-through or revealing (but maybe that means I need better bras?) so it’s all grey and black now for my plain neutral T-shirts. Anyway, that’s all I got to say about the outfit, so I’m going to do another of my express book reviews because it’s been a while since I have a book review of any kind. These are the books I’ve read in the past month (not counting the occasional issue of Sandman):
– Bill Bryson’s “Shakespeare”: This is kind of boring. There, I said it, I find a Bill Bryson book boring. Debbi bought it while she was here and left it behind, which I should take for a sign that it’s not that interesting. Basically it gives us the story of William Shakespeare as accurately as historical documents can prove, no speculation, no theory, just cold, hard facts. Which is why it’s kind of boring. I did watch Shakespeare in Love and Anonymous after reading it, though, just to remind myself that sometimes cold, hard facts may be better and how ridiculous those fictionalized accounts can be (I cringed at that scene in Shakespeare in Love when Shakespeare is throwing away wads after wads of paper. I was like, “Did you know how precious paper was back in those days?!”)
– Bill Bryson’s “Notes from a Small Island”: Now this is the Bill Bryson that I love. And it’s about England too, so what’s not to love? Enough said.
– Christopher Moore’s “Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal”: I’ve been wanting to read this for the longest time, thinking it would be some sort of irreverent Good Omens type of story. Well, it is irreverent, but it’s no Good Omens (but then nothing can ever be Good Omens except for Good Omens itself.) I don’t know if it’s because I’m not familiar with the Gospel, but I find it a bit unfocused in places (the middle part) and really rushed in others (the ending). None of the characters really stick with me. I guess Christopher Moore is not for me (I’ve read Coyote Blue too and was not much impressed with it either.)
Shirt: Vietnamese shop, Jeans: Forever21, Pin: Modcloth
Shoes: Me Too (thrifted via Buffalo Exchange)