rainy day reads

It’s raining, it’s pouring, and all I want to do is cosy up on the couch with a cup of Earl Grey and a good book. This is what my reading list looks like at the moment. I’m currently half way through Decline and Fall. Next up is Look At The Birdie, followed by the Andy Warhol book. Russh and Frankie are my ‘light reads’, to flick through in between all the more taxing stuff. What are you reading at the moment?


  1. vint junky December 5, 2010

    Currently i'm reading keith richards autobiography but i tend to read my old faves over and over again.
    Must hunt down that andy warhol!


  2. curious constellation December 5, 2010

    I started reading Angela's Ashes yesterday. It's witty and serious at the same time which I quite like although I just know it's going to be incredibly sad which I'm not looking forward to.

  3. lizzie December 5, 2010

    Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close by Jonathon Safran Foer
    ..it is just the most beautiful book you will ever read, I cannot recommend it enough! 🙂

    I feel like I've read all the books on my shelf to death, though, I can't wait to get down the bookshop and snap up something new


  4. Amie December 5, 2010

    i really liked this month's issue of russh, there was a great piece on the substance of style i enjoyed and the horoscope section is always fun 😛

  5. ching December 5, 2010

    oh cool. andy warhol!

  6. Vanessa December 5, 2010

    wow! these look great! we read a lot of the same things 🙂

  7. Hannah Percyowl December 5, 2010

    I'm not reading anything atm, as usual lately. My eyesight is questionable. I get headaches reading, but don't need glasses 😛
    Go figure.
    BUT, one of my all time favourites is Aesop's Fables. A fairly quick read, full of short tales with morals at the end.
    I imagine it was the sort of book that taught children lessons in the 1800's!
    3 books waiting to be read: Alice in Wonderland, Clouds (non-fiction) and Welcome to your Brain (also non-fiction).

  8. chow (heart+bleecker) December 5, 2010

    how weird, i'm actually drinking tea and reading russh right now! it was a good issue btw 🙂


  9. claire (jazzpad.) December 5, 2010

    I desperately miss Frankie, it was my bible when I was in Oz. Will have to try and get hold of an international subscription haha. Or would you be interested in doing a trans-continental magazine swap? 🙂 jazzy ♥

  10. I am Vintage Lover December 5, 2010

    Waahhhhhhh I miss Frankie so much…sniffle xo

  11. The Bambina December 5, 2010

    You have great tastes in magazines! (And books.)
    Right now I have a lot of reading for classes but I'm taking breaks with Nylon and my favorite parts of One the Road by Jack Kerouac.

  12. Ivania December 5, 2010

    thanks for sharing! ive never read frankie… need to get my hands on it 🙂

  13. thenextarrow December 5, 2010

    oooh great list! i'm definitely going to check out the andy warhol book!

    xo Alison

  14. pip a la chic December 5, 2010

    I'm ashamed to say this but I'm reading all the True Blood books and I need to buy the 9th and 10th book. I didn't get into Twilight, this is more my age gap I think.
    It's raining non stop here in the Hunter Valley. So much that our river keeps rising and we might flood! Eeeeekk!

  15. Publish my Style December 5, 2010

    I'm reading Chocolat by Joanne Harris. I've seen a movie and really liked it, but i find the book much more interesting=) definitely recommend! xx

  16. Emma December 5, 2010

    Ooh, nice reads! I'm currently reading The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I am obsessed. x

  17. Sofie December 6, 2010

    all these books are so cool. i really need some new books to read now i have more time! and also wanted to just say the photos in your previous post are so gorgeous i thought they were from an editorial… the light coming through the curtains and the colours and everything ahh~ so pretty.

    and to comment on your lomo post, woahh that camera! i just died. I think I might add that to my christmas list also 😀

    oh my gosshh I have so much to catch up on, you're one of my favourite blogs ever so now I must go and backread everything i've missed! 🙂

  18. Lauren December 6, 2010

    all of these look stunning! i'm reading never let me go by kazuo ishiguro. i haven't seen the film yet, but i want to read the book first. 🙂

  19. manna December 6, 2010

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

  20. Those look like wonderful reads. I just finished Dracula and now I'm searching for something new to start. I might look into that Kurt Vonnegut book, I loved the other books I read by him.

  21. Shannon December 6, 2010

    I love Kurt Vonnegut!

    I am concurrently reading Junky by William S Burroughs, Kafka on the shore by Haruki Murakami and trying to plough my way through crime and punishment.

  22. Kennedy December 6, 2010

    kurt vonnegut is one of my all time favorites, and yes being cozy on the couch is the best thing to do on a rainy day

  23. Mani December 6, 2010

    I read too many magazines! Book-wise, I'm reading… nothing. I really need to get back into the habit D:

  24. size too small December 6, 2010

    i love having a stack of books waiting for me- especially on cozy rainy days.

  25. soph (owl vs. dove) December 6, 2010

    @vintjunky: I'd love to hear your thoughts on that Keith Richards biography. I can only imagine the stories he could tell! haha.

    @curiousconstellation: Angela's Ashes is a great read. When you finish, you should try and read 'Tis – it's a continuation of the story.

    @lizzie: I must put that on my list. I keep hearing such good things about that book.

    @claire: I think you can get an international subscription through the frankie website? If not I'm sure we can organise something!

    @pipalachic: no need to be ashamed. I want to start reading them to see what all the fuss is about (although look where that got me with Twilight – I'd like those hours of my life reading that drivel back please haha). I need to steal them off a friend of mine but keep forgetting. Hope the rain eases off in your neck of the woods. I keep hearing about all the flooding on the news. Very worrying!

    @Sofie: thank you so much for those kind words. You're too sweet!

    @Lauren: I'll have to put that on my reading list too! I can't wait to see the film (I don't think it's out here yet)

    @manna: Harry Potter win!

    @Shannon: "trying to plough my way through crime and punishment" – this pretty much sums up exactly my experience with that book haha

    @Mani: oh I've been known to get into a no-reading rut every now and again. And then I try and rectify it by getting out a zillion books from the library and then not being able to read them all in time haha

  26. muchlove December 6, 2010

    thanks for the recommendations! I've been really into reading lately. Hours of commuting does that, I guess.

    I just finished 'Quiet Please (Dispatches from a Public Librarian)' today, and about to start 'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn', and I also just borrowed 'Dreaming of Dior', which is more of a visual treat.

  27. Clara December 6, 2010

    lovely blog!

  28. Jes December 6, 2010

    I love to relax with a great read, whatever it may be. At the moment, I'm in between browsing lastest russh, vogue, maddison, reading marching powder, while trying to absorb online business tips for dummies and reading up on uni courses… lots of reading.


  29. Froso M. December 6, 2010

    Nice way to spend a rainy day!

    Froso from Style Nirvana

  30. spottedinflorence December 6, 2010

    i love andy.that book is a must!

  31. Lex December 6, 2010

    I just finished In Cold Blood. Definetely not a book you want to read when you are alone.

  32. ediot December 6, 2010

    thanks for sharing. i love reading magazines. but even more books. great gift ideas here
    hope youre having a good monday


  33. fashionablepris December 6, 2010

    ooh I would like to see the Andy Warhol book!!! I like your blog!

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  34. Miss Woody December 8, 2010

    gorgeous blog !

  35. Betsey December 19, 2010

    oh, my favorite thing to do on a rainy day! these books look so pretty, just like the rest of your blog! 🙂


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