Thursday, September 18, 2014
What I Wore: Thrills Me Still
What I Wore: Sweater (Similar Here), Dress (Modcloth; Similar Here), Shoes (Old Navy), Purse (Similar Here), Necklace (Similar Here)
I wore this out the night when The Boy took me out on the town. A year married and he still thrills me- and going out together is still a thrill too. Maybe a different sort because it is not that "getting to know this person" phase first dating is. Rather the "what new thing was learned" or "how did his day go?"sort of thoughts.
How about you? Would you wear this on a date? It's actually a dress, but while the dress has featured on Never Fully Dressed before, I"m not sure I'd ever worn it as a dress...
Speaking of going out- we went to the movies this past weekend, to see The Giver. The book was required reading for my middle school self- likely a lot of you too, though I get the feeling it has been overlooked more recently in the onslaught of YA novels being written as the niche's popularity rises. Which is really too bad because though it shares some similarities to many popular series today- The Giver too is a sci-fi story set in the future that deal with a world that is less perfect that what is seems (not unlike many other novels that have been made into movies recently). But it is truly closer kin to it's sci-fi roots than its YA ones...and Lois Lowry's novel has always stayed with me, in a way that is startling even for this avid reader. The Boy is just enough older than me that it wasn't written when he was in school, but I convinced him to read it through the past weekend. That was a book devoured if ever I saw one! Always nice to be proven right about books, but his reactions made me think on the book all over again. It was written (and won many awards) in 1994... for a decade or so, it's ambiguous ending has inspired many essays and heart felt thoughts. Lowey herself had made speeches refusing to reveal what she thought the ending meant... and then she in the last five years or so, wrote three more books to form a quartet. I'll be honest, the movie is horrid. The sequels are not so bad, though nothing matches the perfect ending of The Giver. If you've ever read the story, what did you think- about the film, about the ending, about the sequels (which I'm reading on my Kindle reader)? Bookworms- Unite, and share!