Like Someone In Love
I have always like books. Every since I was young my family instilled in me a passion for literacy. When I was little, my grandma would always take me to the library to take part in their summer reading program. I would compete against other youngsters to see who could read the most books and was frequently featured in the paper for having read so many. These are such fun memories. When I was in high school I decided that I wanted to be a writer. I fell in love with classic authors like Ayn Rand, Lewis Carroll, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. I looked forward to the times that we went to our family beach house in Ocean Gate, New Jersey and I could bring all the books I had read to the Bent Book Store and exchange the old ones for new ones. Reading is definitely one of my favorite past times. Even with the new age of technology nothing beats the smell and feel of books. One of my favorite book finds was one by E.F. Schumacher called Small is Beautiful. The cover was striking to me with depictions of Gandhi, a butterfly and a light bulb. It discussed economics, population explosion and the environment in the future. It was published in the early 70′s so it interesting to read what he had thought would be the future of our society and how he grossly under estimated our expansion. The New Republic wrote that it is”Enormously broad in scope, pithily weaving together threads from Galbraith and Gandhi, capitalism and Buddhism, science and psychology.” Here in Oceanside our library has book sales and I can never pass them by with out picking up a few things. My vintage books were the inspiration for my photo shoot this weekend. The two books pictured are so gorgeous and unique. The orange one is from the 70′s and is The Bloomingdales Book of Entertaining by Ariane and Michael Batterberry. The green and tan book is Reader’s Digest book from the early 80′s called ABC’s of Nature. It has such beautiful drawings and photographs. Check out some pictures of my outfit for today and the books.
What am I wearing?
I am wearing a black unlabeled vintage dress from one of my favorite vintage stores in Oceanside, Vintage Sanctuary, an aquamarine thrifted belt from the Disabled American Veteran thrift store, and purple heels also from VS. The pink glasses I have had for ages and don’t recall where I purchased them and the books came from a book sale at the Library.