Like Katie I have been a pretty avid readers from an early age. Though Katie has a much stronger exposure to the classics, I do not. My early reading went from Archie comics, to Sweet Valley High, directly to whatever was hanging out around the house, which was mostly man fiction (adventure, spy, legal thrillers, that my dad picked up at the airport during his mostly weekly business trips). Oddly, my interest in reading did not lead me towards being a librarian, instead that was a whim when my friend J. went to a career fair and told me it sounded interesting. One application to one school later. Bam! I just as easily could have gone to Australia to become a teacher, and I practically did. I mean, Australia, for a year? YES… but no.
So, to segue into my topic, late this summer I was talking to a colleague who was telling me about the show Bones, which I had heard of, but knew nothing about, thus judging it to be boring. Then she mentioned Kathy Reichs, and I was like, what?! I did not realize the connection to the books, which I knew were still going, but I had not read them since late nineties. Then commenced my mad marathon watching of Bones, which I now adore. A couple weeks ago I caught up to the current episode.
Now I am reading her first YA book, Virals, and I am so psyched to finish it. Yay! Dinner break can not be here soon enough… Yes, I work tonight.
And now, a newspaper ad for 1890′s dresses. I found this while doing some research for a library patron on the old microfilm machines. I really get a kick out of some of those old ads.
That corset vest, belt, looks very utilitarian to me. Though there seems to be no practical utility there. I feel a little constricted and machine-like just looking at it. As soon as I scanned this one of my co-workers though I would be going to the thrift store to immediately recreate this. I have not yet attempted. The Little Bo Peep makeup might be the biggest challenge to pull off.