The above photo is of an old scarf I thrifted ages ago. I took this photo for the "Photograph the Ordinary" challenge at Mausumi. I like the little houses print on it. Should probably have ironed it first, but oh well, I'll just say the wrinkly creases add to the character, no?
Speaking of challenges, you may remember my blog post about the Slow Readers Book Club. Well the timeframe to read the first book (Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls) has just finished, and I was very pleased to take part in it. I got my book from the library, and it's front cover is as pictured here. I noticed it's different to most, so I'm assuming this is the international cover. Despite the name of the book club, this wasn't a very slow read at all. However, I'm not going to lie, the main reason I finished most of the book within 2 days was because it was due back in the library that soon (oops)! Luckily, it really was an easy book to devour quickly. It was very well written, and was split into many short chapters, which I actually like. Lily is such an extraordinary and feisty character, and you can't help but admire and respect her throughout the whole book. It covers the important milestones of her life - as well as the often harsh life lessons she learns along the way. For a book about a person's life, it is pretty concise, and I can't help but feel sometimes it's too concise and I'm often left wanting more. I also find it's an interesting insight to a completely different life, time, culture, country than my own. Nevertheless, the timeless and universal theme of fighting hard and never giving up is something that makes this book enjoyable and inspiring for anyone.
To learn more and join the Slow Readers Book Club, go to Our.City.Lights. Come visit the forum too. We will be voting for the next book this weekend.