Book Haul | Chapters

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

My absolute favourite store to go into is Chapters. For those of you who don't know, Chapters is the Barnes and Nobles of Canada.  I went in recently and as usual I walked out with my arms full of books and I thought I would share them with you in this post. You'll begin to see a bit of a trend in my novel choices, I'm a major fan of mysteries, although I did purchase some other genres.. So if you're interested in hearing about some very cool looking books, keep reading!

1.  And Then There Were None
Agatha Christie
When it comes to mystery writers Agatha Christie is known as one of the best.  I'm a huge fan of her play The Mousetrap and the movie version of And Then There Were None and I was shocked when I came to the realization that I hadn't actually read any of her novels. So I knew that this was a must for this shopping trip.

2. The Thin Man 

Dashiell Hammett
I've been an devoted fan of The Thin Man movie series for years now, not knowing that they were based off of this novel! I absolutely adore Nick and Nora's relationship and can't wait to see what mystery they solve together.

3.The Norfolk Mystery
Ian Sansom
To be honest I was drawn to this book because I liked the cover art so much. It's a murder mystery, apparently set in England in the 1930s which is a fantastic decade for a mystery novel to be set in  (the 20s-40s are my personal favourite!) . It's also been compared to the Sherlock Holmes series so I thought I would try it out.

4. A Bitter Truth
Charles Todd
This book seemed interesting because it is set during World War I and is about a woman whom after a series of events finds herself on trial for a murder she didn't commit.

6. The House at Riverton

Kate Morton
Again, I was attracted to this book because of the pretty cover ( Yeah I know... I judged a book by its cover...). From reading the back of the book I take that its about a woman who as a young girl worked as a maid in a wealthy home where a suicide took place at one of the family's parties and now as a 98 year old woman she is questioned about it by a journalist and the mystery of the suicide becomes unraveled. Sounds cool right?

7. The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald
I've wanted to read this book ever since seeing it's magnificent movie adaptation that came out last year. I fell in love with the message and I can't wait to read this story in more depth and learn more about the characters.

8. The Grapes of Wrath
John Steinbeck
I've been told that this is a book that everyone needs to read in their lifetime, so of course I have to read it.

9. A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens
It's weird buying this book in August but it was on sale for $5 and it was such a beautiful copy that I couldn't resist.

Are there any books that you recommend for me to read? Tell me in the comments!

My Little Back Dress | Fashion

Monday, 4 August 2014

Dress - Forever 21 - $18

So one of the things that I've noticed about my style evolution is that I'm starting to gravitate towards simple classic pieces and nothing can be more classic than a little black dress.  I love simple black dresses because I think that they are so easy to accessorize, for example, today I decided to make my outfit have a little more of a grunge vibe with my leopard print creepers. My wardrobe essentially consists of edgy pieces mixed in with really feminine pieces because that's basically my personality. I fell in love with this dress when I saw it, it's not something I would have expected to find at Forever 21 but I'm so happy I did! The fabric is quite thick and really good quality and if you look closely there are darts on the front and back in a stripe pattern that make it formfitting but also really unique. I got it recently so if your interested in getting it, it shouldn't be too hard to find. 

Tell me in the comments what your go-to clothing item is!

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