Currently Reading: On Beauty by Zadie Smith
Here are some highlights/excerpts from On Beauty :
Right. I look fine. Except I don’t,’ said Zora, tugging sadly at her man’s nightshirt. This was why Kiki had dreaded having girls: she knew she wouldn’t be able to protect them from self-disgust. To that end she had tried banning television in the early years, and never had a lipstick or a woman’s magazine crossed the threshold of the Belsey home to Kiki’s knowledge, but these and other precautionary measures had made no difference. It was in the air, or so it seemed to Kiki, this hatred of women and their bodies– it seeped in with every draught in the house; people brought it home on their shoes, they breathed it in off their newspapers. There was no way to control it.
She did what girls generally do when they don’t feel the part: she dressed it instead.
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
This New York Times Article
This adorable Blog
The Imitation Game
(see my last post for a preview)
Night at the Museum III
Into the Woods
The One I Love
What is on your to-read list and what’s on your watch list?