Breaking the Ice

Or What to Read&Wear These Cold Days

Are you as cold as I am? Hope these fashion trends for Winter 2012 will warm you up a bit. Lay back with a cup of your favourite tea and indulge yourselves into this fashion feast.

                                                                   Carolina Herrera
                                                                        Michael Kors
Now, the other part of my blog will be book reviews and recommendations because we are all aware of the importance of inner beauty.
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.”  George R.R. Martin, writer

I will start with some of my favourite titles, sorted by genre:

Good oldies (Classic never Dies):  ''Vanity Fair'' William Makepeace Thackeray (very funny), ''The picture of Dorian Gray'' (and other novels by Oscar Wilde)- not recommended for depressed people, ''Eugene Onegin'' (Alexander Pushkin) – very wintery (as only in Russia can be)
Fantasy: ''Chronicles of Narnia'' C.S. Lewis,  ''The Hobbit or There and back again'' J.R.R.Tolkien, ''Stardust'' Neil Gaiman – all of these books also have their screen version but nothing can replace the Book.
Adventure: ''The Count of Monte Cristo'' Alexandre Dumas –  ''Vengeance is mine'' saith the Lord – not in this case, novels by Jules Verne (such a genious mind)
Historical fiction novels: ''The song of Troy'' Colleen McCullough – contains of many POVs (Pieces of View): Priam, Hector, Achilles, Helen of Troy and many others), ''The other Boleyn girl'' Phillippa Gregory , ''Kleopatra'' Karen Essex
Love: ''The orange girl'' Jostein Gaarder, ''The time traveler's wife'' Audrey Niffenegger, ''The feast of roses'' Indu Sundaresan
Comic: ''Neither here nor there'' Bill Bryson (his backpack around Europe), ''How to kill your husband (and other handy household hints)'' Kathy Lette
Detective fiction:  Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Cristie are the two most accomplished authors of the genre. They will last forever.