Books I've Been Reading (Goal Recap)

Sunday, December 29, 2013

It's almost end of the year and I just can't believe it. 2013 was better than 2012 for me so I hope 2014 will be even better. Anyways, I'm back today to talk about some of the books I've read. As always I will keep it short and simple and if you are wondering my goals for this year you can find it HERE.
1.Dracula by Bram Stoker: I should have read this book a really long time ago but I never had interest until I actually started wondering about the story of Dracula. I wondered about the origin of the species, the father of all and why it was so terrifying considering the recent vampires are not so scary. Even though the plot of the book moved slow for me I still enjoyed reading the steps towards finding out what this thing was and how to get rid of it. It was very thrilling.

2.Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov: I have been wanting to read this one for ages and I finally did. The usage of language was very poetic and sometimes hard to understand (for me) but overall the story was amazing. I still can't believe English is Nabokov's second language, he wrote this book beautifully. I don't really have much to say because many people know the story but I just have to say this "Humbert, you crazy dawg!".

3.Eye by Vladimir Nabokov: This book was the first book written by Nabokov in first person. This fact was the reason why I bought the book because I wanted to see how different it could be from the pov of Lolita. The language was the same, poetic and literate but I lost track at some point so I had to read a short analysis to really understand it.

4.Lord of The Flies by William Golding: Oh my this book had its effects on me. I wish it wasn't as heartbreaking and at some point I was shocked at how the story was developing and all these things happened. The language was very simple and moving so I had no trouble falling apart from the story. I strongly recommend this book, if you haven't read it already of course.

5.Kara Kedinin Gölgesi by Yekta Kopan: I bought this book at the book fair because Kopan was there to sign his books and because of the title "The Shadow of the Black Cat". Turns out the book doesn't really have a plot and is made up of poems about different events (stories), which was very unexpected.

6.The Book of General Ignorance by John Lloyd and John Mitchinson: There is a saying that ignorance is the key to happiness and I believe this statement is right to a certain point. When I saw this book I was like "hmm, how ignorant could I be?" and as I read the book I found out that apparently I didn't know much. The questions were very interesting but there were so many trick questions in this book that it made reading it more fun. Yay to finding out about stuff!

7.The Other Side of the Couch by Gary Small and Gigi Vorgan: This book is made up different stories of patients of Dr.Small. The chapters are kept short and entertaining. The book is informative so for people who don't have much information about psychology, like me, could also read this book and learn about it. I really enjoy books based on real events so this book was very fluent. Also the fact that we actually got this book signed by Gary Small and his wife Gigi Vorgan at the book fair made me attached to the book even more. Really loved the usage of the language, everything was very clear and understandable. Definitely my favorite from the bunch.

Another 7 books which totalls up to 14 with the last ones. I still have to read one more though which shows that I'm clearly not going to make it by the time it's 2014. Well lets just hope I do! By the way if I don't make it I'll still be happy because it will be more than what I've read last year. If you are wondering the books I've read before you can find the post HERE.

Collection: Life Magazine 1960s Issues 21-30

Friday, December 20, 2013

It's been a long time since I've shared pages of my grandfathers Life Magazine collection so I thought it would be nice to post about it. Once again it is a photo heavy post so I'll keep the writing to a minimum. I hope the fashion pages inspire people out there. I'm always amazed of how vintage is getting a more modern look these days, it's better than it dissappearing forever. It should always come back. Always.

Lanvin Castillo Love the woman with the black hat and checkered coat. She looks amazing and very sleek!
Revillon I think my favorite from here is the floral coat at the end of the page and also the striped dress next to it. Those two are pretty amazing and they did come back to fashion recently. But I wouldn't go for the striped hat, that would be too much for me.
For Young Gils Oh my goodness when I saw this page the first thing I said was: somebody get me that checkered dress! It is the cutest thing ever and I actually need a dress like that. Oh and it has a collar, what else could I ask for?!
Swimwear Bathing suits did get very popular lately among the vintage lovers and I think they look relly lovely. I really love that they look like corsets on this page, very cool. The only thing I'm not sure about is the hat, I mean what is that yo? Don't like it.
Fashion: Menko Not a fan of two pieced outfits but the dresses on this page look so elegant. The white one looks absolutely stunning, my favorite for sure.
Plain, Cheap and Elegant I wish my mom kept all her clothes because these things are not cheap anymore, which sucks. I mean look at the one on the middle at the bottom row, it's wonderful. Especially, the collar!
Joppy Dress Models I don't know what Joppy means but it might be a mixture of 'sloppy' and 'joy'. And by the look of it I can see that these dresses are bit loose (sloppy) and of course very joyful so the definition might be right. Anyways I've always loved these types of dresses as they look the most comfortable. Especially the first row is my kind of vintage fashion but I wouldn't be able to pull it off aha!
For Those Who Are Getting Engaged In Summer Just give me the first outfit. I won't wear it I'll frame it!
Latest Fashion From Europe I've already talked about bathing suits, so what I love about these photos is the swan in the backround. I wonder if it was brought there for the shoot. I wonder I wonder.
Bathing Suits The striped one is amazing. I can totally see myself wearing it. And again the so called "beach hats" below are totally weird. I wouldn't wear them, I didn't even know they existed.

Goal Recap: Stamp Collection

Monday, December 9, 2013

Beginning of the year I set up a few goals to keep myself a little busy. I have never done it before so I don't know how well I am doing but I crossed off another thing from it last month. I had it in my mind for a while to organize the stamps that were left inside the red box but I couldn't find stamp albums anywhere and when I did it was really expensive. But last month I was walking through the "Sahaflar" section of the book fair and they had a used one for a reasonable price so I grabbed it. I filled up about 11 pages I think and there is still 9 more left which is amazing. I hope I can collect more even though I barely recieve mail with stamps on them. Anyways here are a couple of photographs. By the way you can also go back and see some photos of the collection in a previous post and see how full the box actually was HERE.

The last two are my favorites ♡ 

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