Wow, 100 posts! New Directions!

It seems like just yesterday that I was starting this blog, with no idea what it was going to be. Inspired by the great "personality" bloggers that I had read so far - Gala Darling, Gilda Su - and some of the wonderful personal finance pages in the Blogosphere - The Simple Dollar and the currently-on-hiatus "An English Major's Money" - I wanted to see what I could do.

As much as I drool over Super Kawaii Mama's vintage styling, covet Lady Smaggle's divine accessories and wish I had the thrifting nous of one Miss Nubby Twiglet, any "Daily Style Outfit" post of mine would be "Hey! Look, she is wearing the only pair of pants she has that fit her since she threw out all her really fat clothes - AGAIN!". I try to dress things up and wear them creatively but I'm not hesitant to admit that there are days when I rush out the door to uni in a hoodie, black pants and sneakers. At this stage of my life, I think I'm definitely the follower, rather than the fashion icon.

As much as I like to put my two cents in, I'm not really an advice giver either - and I know of at least two gals that do a far more spectacular job of answering your questions than I could! The lovely Miss Corrine and Tres Lola are brilliant at delivering you cosmetic reviews and handy hints regarding life, the universe and everything...

Which leads me to what I've been dwelling on recently, coming up to my 100th post - what's my niche? If you picked it up at the end of the last paragraph (bonus points if you get the reference!), what I know inside out and back to front is BOOKS. I am the original bookworm, devouring at least one book a week. While this blog is going to retain my random mulling over and philosophical conjecture, I would like to introduce two regular features!

Drum roll please...

Sunday Afternoon Reads
Once a week, on a Sunday, I will be publishing a book review. This will be a completely independant book review, taking into account my personal enjoyment of the book rather then the surplus hype. I will be open to recommendations of books that I should read and I am more than happy to review your own books, novels or manuscripts - just contact me here. I hope to have a good mix of genres, authors and novel lengths, so there should be something for everyone!


Literary Inspirations
Published every Wednesday (to help with that midweek hump), this will include a short quote from or story about an author that I find particular inspiring, fascinating or just plain fun! In celebration of this new direction, here is your first Literary Inspiration - may you always choose the road less travelled!

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
-Robert Frost, "The Road Not Taken", 1916


  1. Wow, I'm looking forward to these posts, I'm a bit of a bookworm myself, especially during the winter!

  2. I like how you do your own thing. :)

  3. Awwwwwwww! I just want to give you a big hug, thank-you for the lovely mention and for always being so sweet! :) I agree with Annie, I love how you do your own thing - congratulations on 100 posts, and looking forward to reading the two new regular features, yippeeeee!

  4. AAHH!! the road not taken!! it was in the HSC syllabus booklet a few years ago when I was at school. it is a lovely poem. I had just completely forgotten about it til now, when I read the first line and realised I knew the whole thing inside out! strange, the things you store in the back of the brain!