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May 27, 2012

Get cosy

Here are my most recent online shopping spoils - a jumper I picked up on sale from ASOS, and a couple of books. I haven't actually been buying much - it's all spring and summer fashions in the northern hemisphere right now.


Everytime I buy something from ASOS, I tell myself I'm not going to buy from them again, because the pieces I get almost always disappoint me. But then they send me a discount code (sneaky) and I'm all over their sale section (the free shipping also helps). The jumper wasn't really an exception to the rule, but it fulfils the criteria of what I was looking for - cable knit, round neck, 100% cotton.


The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald. I decided to get onto it and read this before the new film comes out, and I finished it just in time for the trailer. I'm not sure how I feel about it. It was a good book, but all I got from it was that it was about rich people I couldn't relate to. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall - Anne Bronte. I thought I'd give the third Bronte sister a chance. I'm halfway through the book and really enjoying it, actually. English countryside, old house, mysterious lady, epistolary form and a ridiculous narrator who doesn't know he's ridiculous? I'm there! Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier. I haven't read it yet, but it came up on my Goodreads recommendations and it sounds like a fun read, so I thought "why not?"

Putting this together while watching the Eurovision final (shh, don't spoil me!). I love Eurovision, it's one of my favourite television events of the year.

34 comments:

  1. Ooh, "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" sounds interesting. Might put that on my to-read list. Hope you enjoy watching "Eurovision" :)

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  2. I saw "the great Gatsby" as a play last month without having read the book before. It was stunning, really brilliant actors, by far one of the best plays I've ever seen. Just finished reading the book last week. What I really like about it is Fitzgeralds way of writing.

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  3. I really really really want to read 'The Great Gatsby', but I just don't have time right now :(
    Loving your knit, it looks super comfy!
    xxx

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  4. Rebecca is a super super creepy book - you will definitely enjoy it!

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  5. Oh, I wouldn't have guessed that you watch Eurovision! I actually did not watch the finale this year since I was so poorly last night. But I think the right country won.
    Your jumper is so cute, I love cable knit and I feel kind of sad because I have to abandon all my warm & cosy jumpers for the next 4-5 months.

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  6. I love a good sweater and a good book to go with it. I'm in Vegas right now with this insane desert weather, and kind of missing season for layers x

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  7. I've read the great Gatsby, saw the 1974 movie, and I'm hoping to see the new one. Its a really good book.

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  8. Buying new books is always such a treat :) And yay for finding another Eurovision fan! Watching the Eurovision is like going to the Circus haha. And it didn't hurt that Sweden actually won yesterday! Yay! Eurovision in Sweden next year!

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  9. That jumper looks absolutely beautiful! I need some new books and I might try The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, it sounds quite interesting! Have fun watching the Eurovision!

    xoxo, Laura

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  10. Ahahaha, it's so funny you like watching Eurovision. Or well, maybe it's not funny and completely normal. But a lot (!) of the Dutch don't particularly like it, that's probably also why we also have those ridiculous people performing every time. - Maybe I should just start watching it too, because of the laughs. :p

    I'm actually the same about the Great Gatsby, although I really liked the time setting of the story and the manner or writing. (meh, I'm so disappointed with the trailer!!)

    But hey, the jumper looks really good. And 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall' sounds interesting!

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    1. The ridiculous is the best part, I don't know if I'd watch it if it were a serious business music contest!

      I'm not sure about the trailer either... I suppose we'll see when the film comes out.

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  11. I'm actually super excited to see the movie though (the great gatsby). It looks beautiful!!! The lighting, clothing, everything just looks amazing!!!
    And thanks so much for the sweet comment on my blog! Would you like to follow each other?

    :)
    Allison
    afashionfiles.blogspot.com

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  12. The Great Gatsby is a great book!

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  13. You use big words!! Can we be goodreads friends, I only know one person who uses goodreads and has similar tastes in literature.

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    1. http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4755348-jane

      I'm too lazy to update it often though!

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  14. cutee sweater ! <3

    xoxo,
    Rebecca
    http://rebeccaclch.blogspot.com

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  15. I was thinking the same thing - read the great gatsby before the film comes out!
    Love the cable knit jumper, i feel very much the same about asos products too, i keep sending my purchases back!

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  16. Will we see an outfit post with the sweater soon? :)
    Rebecca is one of my all-time favourite books.
    So beautifully and skilfully written, and transports you into a magical world.
    Ronnie xo

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    1. Maybe - right now it's too cold to wear it on its own, but not cold enough to wear under a coat, so possibly when the weather obliges! Haha

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  17. Never read any of the books, but always open to reading new books, post your reviews on them if you get the chance after you're done! :)

    What have you gotten at Asos? I'm looking now for the first time at their online shop, their prices are great!

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  18. it's funny that you're not really a fan of asos because i am basically their BIGGEST fan and i buy something at least every week... haha. i'm a huge addict and anything i'm not happy with i just return! i haven't read the great gastby yet but i'm definitely looking forward to the movie (leonardo dicaprio... haha) and i read rebecca in high school and although i wasn't that interested in victorian literature at the time i did enjoy it which means it must be good considering it's not what i'm normally read at the time.

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  19. Ooh, I love the sweater, it looks cosy!

    The Great Gatsby is one of my favourite books, I'm really looking forward to Baz Luhrmann's interpretation of it. I haven't read The Tenant of Wildfell Hall or Rebecca, but I think I might have to over the holidays!

    x

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  20. I've had the same experiences with ASOS clothes, but their accessories have always been exactly what I hoped/expected. I'm curious to see how the movie, The Great Gatsby, turns out.

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  21. Ah I love the Great Gatsby! It did take me 3 or 4 reads before I kinda got the drift though.
    And I'm NEVER buying ASOS shoes that's for sure. I agree with Tessa though, accessories are a winner :)

    x Stace

    PS. I've got a giveaway happening to win a House of Harlow ring! I'd love for you to enter!

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  22. that's how i feel with urban outfitters website. whenever i get my package i'm all squeals before i open it and then just a thudding "oh" when i do. but alas, we're weak haha. i love the great gatsby! i didnt know they were making a movie about it though, i have to go look this up

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  23. Be cosy ! Come to see my page and follow me if you like it.
    xx

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  24. I watch eurovision, me too, I really enjoy watching it, I remember it from years and years ago, I get nostalgic haha. My friend is a big fan of the Bronte sisters, I need to read them I think! That asos jumper looks cosy! I love asos due to the free delivery! :D

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  25. thanks for the comment!
    you must, its excellent..
    ps the great gatsby is just delightful, keep at it, it gets better every time you look at it











    isabelle
    drinkteabecontent.blogspot.com

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  26. this is the sweetest post!
    good on your for withholding from a lump purchase, those are the worst, because you think 'while I'm at it' and you have a massive parcel on its way!
    the jumper is amazing, and kudos with the books!
    I've purchased about 5 new books last month, aching to finish uni this week and start at least one!
    DID YOU LOVE EUROVISION???
    perfect blog miss xx

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  27. I remember reading Rebecca- it's slightly creepy and the protagonist gets a bit annoying with her paranoia.. but other than that it's good! I want your sweaterrrrrrr

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