While attempting to branch out the blog, many times I find myself reading, re-decorating, aimlessly buying striped aprons, collecting mugs, testing out new local coffee shops, and reading more books.
I love a good fiction. Nothing better than to slip under my white duvet, usually with a face mask, and get lost in a story plot. Pinstripe pajamas included.
But beyond just reading, books are my favorite home decor. I’m a sucker for a good book-spine (#guiltypleasure), and find satisfaction when stacked with other equally stunning book-spines. Topped with a great memorabilia per usual.
Fiction novels, in particular, are great references. I frequent my novels more than encyclopedias, TBH. With nonsensical catchphrases and cool vocabulary, it’s a great way to grow some wit and stellar conversations.
Let’s digress and backpedal to memory lane….
Reading is my ride or rogue.
Back when little Ian had long, skater hair (CRINGE!), library day was my favorite part of school. More than recess to be honest.
I was part of the book club, and I can vividly remember rehashing “Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo” during one of our breakfast events. At the tender age of 8, I re-read The Water Hole by Graeme Base” one too many times, constantly in awe of the “hole cutouts” diminishing as the pages turn.
In high school I habitually skipped lunch, on a mission to find discarded books at the library. (the older, the better!) Fun fact: the librarian gave me an “official” library pass with my name permanently marked in sharpie marker -under the table! She got tired handing me a new pass everyday. At times i’d sneak a small snack when the stomach grumbles. Whatta rebel.
In middle school I was Lemony Snicket’s biggest fan (still am today). However, his real name is Daniel Handler! I read “The Series Of Unfortunate Events” exactly how an adult would frequent The New York Times -minus the facial hair and coffee. Netflix recently revived the series with a show, but I vowed myself not to watch until I reread the series in its entirety. Now that’s dedication!
Oh, and while we’re on the topic, the Jim Carrey movie was #lit. Forever grateful. I rented the movie on-repeat back when Blockbuster was still a thing. Inevitably, a personal copy had to occur, so naturally I bought a copy from Barnes and Noble my senior year of high school. Talk about years of renting. Phew!
Now reaching the homestretch, to the present. I’m still a bookworm, but more diverse with my genre of choice. Now including love stories! (i’m halfway through Nicholas Sparks’ entire collection, you guys) #noshame
Anyways, i’ve been a reader my whole life. While it wasn’t my go-to hobby at times, a clear affection was there all along. Reading, in fact, inspired me to start the blog four years ago. I followed so many OG bloggers, and read their stuff on the regular.
It paved a lot of good and inspiration in my life, and if there are two things I can fervidly recommend to anyone, it would either be a fashion brand I trust, or a book that spoke to me.
Are you an avid reader? let me know your favorite book/genre!