Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Saturday, October 26, 2013

"I'm Used to Working in my Basement Where Things Fall to the Floor."

I will not give any spoilers, I will not give any spoilers, I will not give any spoilers. It's sort of a mantra, and next to impossible with a film like Gravity. Directed by Alfonso Cuaron and starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, it's bound to be nominated for a few Academy Awards. In fact, if it doesn't win in at least one category, I'll be shocked.

Let us set the record straight: I hate space movies. Space is beautiful and wondrous and vast, and it's nice to go to a planetarium every once in a while. I have not ever, however, been interested in going into space. I was one of the only kids who never went through the "I want to be an astronaut" phase.

I absolutely adored Gravity. It's wonderful from every aspect- film work, camera angles, acting, writing, directing. But be sure to bring tissues; when I went, the entire theatre was sniffing.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Times New Roman

Although tattoos aren't for everyone, and I certainly do not have one (yet), there's quite the appeal for literary ink. The first of these images is from, obviously, Alice in Wonderland. Though the quote is not my favorite, I am quite a fan of the font. The second is not a quote, but still counts as literary. Both these link back here.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Oh, Lorde

When I started listening to Lorde's music, I suddenly had a problem: how to pronounce her name. I couldn't very well tell someone that, "Oh, I love that one artist's music- Lordy? Lord-eh? L-O-R-D-E? However you pronounce it? She sings 'Royals'?" And so- as every problem requires- I Googled it. As I did so, I found interviews of this artist, and, naturally, watched. By doing so, I found not only that Lorde is pronounced "lord", but also she seems like an actually cool, down to earth person. And (to top it all off), I am incredibly jealous of her hair.

And so, do give Lorde a listen- a few of my favorites of her songs are as follows:

"400 Lux"
"The Love Club"
"Buzzcut Season"
And, of course, the ever-played, a-bit-too-mainstream, "Royals".

Monday, October 21, 2013

A Series of Four or Five

The "Tommy and Tuppence" series is one of my very favorites from Agatha Christie (affectionately known as the Queen of Crime). They occur in "The Secret Adversary", a 1922 novel, "Partners in Crime", a sort of short story collection, "N or M?" an espionage adventure, "By the Pricking of My Thumbs", a post-WWII novel, and their last, "Postern of Fate". They are Christie's only detectives that age with the novels, and that in itself is a marvelous feat. They solve crimes from their twenties to their sixties, and are marvelous in each endeavor!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

She Lights His Cigarette

Isn't this just a marvelous photo of Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell from His Girl Friday? The film itself is a must-see, honestly. It's also a beautiful example of good film, and should be watched accordingly (as well as being watched for a simple good time).

Saturday, October 19, 2013

If I Had a Good Amount of Money

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to go into one of my favorite home decorating stores- the lovely West Elm. If I was a millionaire, I would most likely just buy the entire store. Here are a few lovely examples of the stellar workmanship:

Friday, October 18, 2013

Friday Favorites (Or, Something That Will Happen Once in a While)

I'm not really sure how often this will happen, as a post on a specific day of the week does seem like something I would often forget about. However, I will endeavor to try as hard as possible to share a list of lovely things every so often. They may even land on a Friday!
1. Beautiful food photographs- and those of vintage dresses- from Esme and the laneway.

2. The This is the Daisy Top from Modcloth. It's on sale, it's mint, and it has a scalloped collar- to save money or not to save money, that is the question.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

I'm Really Terribly Sorry

It seems as if my pictures in the previous post are not showing up- I'll try to have it fixed as soon as possible. Meanwhile, ride a bike, read a book... Do anything you wish! And be satisfied with this gorgeous quote. I'm recently reading "Pride and Prejudice" after a less than stellar attempt a year ago, and I'm absolutely in love.

"I must be content with being happier than I deserve."

A Sneak Peek

Though my book sculpture is not entirely finished, I did feel as though a bit of a peek was necessary. I snapped a few pictures just for fun, and though you lovely readers might enjoy them. Keep in mind that this is not the finished product!

With ever so much love,
the eclectic authoress

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Stuck in my Head

I generally have one song or another stuck in my head. And so, I decided to share it, so all you lovely readers might also be hooked. The song in question is "Lady in Spain", by Ingrid Michaelson- a really remarkable songstress.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

To Look Forward

November has many things to look towards with anticipation; there's Thanksgiving, and perhaps even the first snow of the year. The November, however, has three diverse movies coming out almost sequentially.

1. "Thor: The Dark World"

2. "The Book Thief"

3. "Catching Fire"

And so, fans of every genre will have a new flick. Happy watching!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

It's a Countdown

Though the event I am awaiting is over a month away, I'm absolutely thrilled at just the mention of it. "The Book Thief", by Markus Zusak- a simply perfect novel- is being made into a movie that premiers November 15 of this year.

The remarkable trailer can be found at:

If you are less than halfway through a reading, don't watch the trailer yet- there are a few things it will accidentally spoil. However, to all the rest, I highly suggest it.

If it's not the best movie ever made, I will extremely disappointed.