rainy days are for reading

Top-bottom: H.G. Wells – The Sleeper Awakes, H.G. Wells – The Shape of Things to Come, Isabelle Allende – The House of The Spirits, Russh #33, Russh #35, Dazed & Confused Vol #83

Rainy days + public holidays = perfect reading weather. It’s also the perfect weather for listening to The Smiths, eating homemade guava jelly on toast, and crafting pink marching-band inspired costumes (story for another day). Anyway, I’ve had these hired out from the library (bar the latest Russh, which I bought) for quite some time. I had to renew them just the other day. So I really should get cracking. I’ve been stuck on The Sleeper Awakes for ages now. Maybe if I stopped dancing around to The Smiths and eating so much toast…

Oh, look, the sun just came out…


  1. toni August 11, 2010

    Every day is a good day to listen to The Smiths 😉

    I love The War of the Worlds by Wells, it's just so scary! Haven't read those two though.

  2. Natalie August 11, 2010

    Homemade guava jelly?! Sounds amazing.

  3. The Velvet Bow August 11, 2010

    Love The Smiths and love all the pillows on your bed!

  4. Jess Loves Fred August 11, 2010

    It's a public holiday?! I'm dying to flick through Russh though, look so gorg.

  5. soph (owl vs. dove) August 11, 2010

    @toni: good point!

    @Natalie: I highly recommend it.

    @TheVelvetBow: thanks, made them myself 🙂

    @JessLovesFred: In Brisbane it is! Ekka Holiday. Whoever decided that we needed a day off to go to what is essentially a carnival is a genius in my books.

  6. danica August 11, 2010

    i love the colours in these shots and all the beautiful pillows on your bed! is it ekka at the moment? i think i was 13 the last time i went 🙂

  7. vint junky August 11, 2010

    Oh i haven't visited in a while…sorry hon! *slapped wrist*
    Gonna catch up now….


  8. Aida Apple August 11, 2010

    Love the Smiths, Dazed and Confused and HG Wells 🙂 Great post

  9. LUU H. August 11, 2010

    yes, indeed !

  10. See Me Everywhere August 11, 2010

    I am a bit of a shocker….I love reading, but it actually takes me forever to finish a book!


  11. Wynne Prasetyo August 11, 2010

    I had quite a passion for reading when I was a kid, until I lost it to God knows where 🙁 I still do read some books though. Love your blog!

  12. Sparkles August 11, 2010

    Great post – I need to find something new to read!
    Loving your blog…
    Sparkles x

    (sorry if I distracted you)

  13. Marinka August 11, 2010

    I agree I love reading books during rainy days, and listening to oldies

  14. Beckerman Girls August 11, 2010

    That homemade guava jelly sounds sooooooooooooooooooooo goood!!! yummmmmmm!!! I've never had that before, gotta go get some!
    xoThe Beckerman Girls


  15. D&D August 11, 2010

    gosh reading in bed is the BEST

  16. Away with the fairy's August 11, 2010

    I love reading indoors when its raining! and i belive theres a amsiths song for every kind of weather 😀


  17. Carissa August 11, 2010

    gotta agree. rain + public holiday, perfect time indeed <3 gosh, I really want to read that art issue of russh 🙁

  18. missjessicalee August 11, 2010

    every rainy day is good reading day. especially classic literature such as H.G. Wells! but I have to concede: such days make for great dance party days too!

    I've never read The House of Spirits; let us know how you like it! <3

  19. Naomi Dixon August 11, 2010

    Hey! I know this is not related to this post, but I was wondering how you created those sets on your 'Wishful Thinking' post. Thank you!

    PS: I love your blog; naturally.

  20. mh-style August 11, 2010

    Good post,
    I really need to find something new to read!
    i like your blog..

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  22. klonecka August 11, 2010

    heeey I love your blog! i'm a new follower of yours 😉

    and i agree with what you say about the perfect thing to do on a rainy day 😀


  23. dennicapearl August 11, 2010

    i ADORE your blog.

    and i admire your love for reading.

    im a new follower.
    follow back 😀

    <3 dennica pearl

  24. Liz August 11, 2010

    I love your reading selection and of course The Smiths.

  25. QuiteQuaint August 11, 2010

    ur right, rainy days should be for reading, i tend to just watch films or blog on rainy days, maybe thats why i never read as much as id like!
    the homemade guava jelly or jam as we call it here (hah) sounds so delicious, i love guava and having it on toast would be amazing! x

  26. Barbara August 11, 2010

    a good reading on rainy days is always so great 🙂

    have a lovely day!!


  27. Stephanie August 11, 2010

    I love reading on rainy days, simply the best!

  28. Katyha August 12, 2010

    I love the rain except when I am driving. Why can't it rain when I am at home?

  29. jzzz August 12, 2010

    owwwwwww a like so much of The Smiths

  30. Jes August 12, 2010

    Sooo wish i had a day to lounge around with magazines and a slice of toast. sounds perfect x

  31. notjustmedical August 13, 2010

    Oh aren't those days perfect? I should really get off the laptop and start reading!


  32. claire (jazzpad.) August 16, 2010

    Haha love the way Dazed slips in there as classic literature 🙂

    ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

  33. soph (owl vs. dove) August 19, 2010

    @BeckermanGirls: If it was simple enough to package up my aunt's supply and send them overseas to you guys, trust me, I would!

    @NaomiDixon: I just make them up in photoshop. Hope that helps!

    @klonecka and @dennicapearl: thanks for following.

    @QuiteQuaint: I would usually call it jam too, but seeing as it's labelled as jelly, I though I'd stay true to it haha

  34. Ctoonz August 25, 2010

    i think those are so thick books!


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