02 January 2010

I've been living out of a suitcase for the past two weeks. And by "living out of a suitcase" I mean that all of my clothes are heaped into a pile in my suitcase, and for the past two weeks I've been wearing virtually the same outfit. Sometimes I get really inspired by the lack of options that comes with "living out of a suitcase," but alas, that has not been the case this break. I haven't even had the desire to pull up any fashion blogs the past couple of days. I just want to hang up all of my clothes in my closet again. I feel like that's the only thing that could possibly inspire me now.

So there's my sorry excuse for lack of posting. My break has been well spent, though. I played with family, wrote an article, re-wrote a paper, celebrated New Years with friends, nursed a sick boyfriend back to health, and got a head start on the reading list for my class on modern Japanese fiction in the bathtub. I had never read any Japanese fiction before, and now I'm hooked. I started out with a collection of short stories by Takako Takahashi called Lonely Woman, which was fantastic, and now I'm working on The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Murakami. I know, I know, I know... Murakami was cool like forever ago. I totally missed the bandwagon, but better late than never, right? I'm enjoying the novel for sure, but I'm almost enjoying the cover more than the actual text. It's the first time I've felt like a cover has actually enhanced my reading of a book. All of Murakami's covers are fascinating. For the American translations, the art is mostly done by book jacket designers Chip Kidd (left) and John Gall (right).

So I guess I haven't been so completely uninspired. But enough about me. How is/was your break? Anybody get anything cool for Christmas?

1 comment:

JL said...

You have a beautiful blog!