Slightly Peckish Tuesday

29 January, 2013

Swedish Folk Tales

Ooh, two posts in a day. Aren’t you the lucky ones?

Check out what I’ve been slurping for my complexion in Umami Mart: Slightly Peckish and don’t judge me.

In bookish news, I’m currently ensconced in Eowyn Ivey’s beautiful The Snow Child for my book group. I’m normally put off by a lot of hype but since reading Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall and Madeline Miller’s The Song of Achilles, I feel chastised and am prepared to believe.

And I’ll leave you with some interesting links from Twitter:

Kay Nielsen’s Stunning 1914 Scandinavian Fairy Tale Illustrations from Brain Pickings. We used to own a book of Swedish Folk Tales illustrated by John Bauer. So beautiful and enchanting.

Best Fictional Libraries in Pop Culture from Flavorwire

And have you seen The Lizzie Bennet Diaries? Thank you Simon T, Ana and Iris! It’s Pride and Prejudice‘s 200th birthday this week. My favourite adaptations are still the black and white film starring Lawrence Olivier and Greer Garson which I first saw when I was 14 and, of course, Colin Firth’s Darcy. Still swooning.

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4 Responses to “Slightly Peckish Tuesday”


  1. yep, I read P&P when I was 14 and saw the Greer Garson/Laurence Olivier version that year too. It’s not cool these days to like it, but you know what? I don’t care. I like it too – and the Jennifer Ehle/Colin Firth one. Both great.

  2. Shweta Says:

    It was only after reading Ana’s post on Lizzie Bennet Diaries did I discover this epic awesomeness. Must say its a wonderful concept. And yes,Colin Firth totally swoon worthy. :)


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