What I'm Reading

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

When I booked my ticket to Los Angeles my desire to read The Girls by Emma Cline increased since the story was set in Northern California at the end of the 1960s. After having heard so many people rave about the book, I of course had to see what all the hype was about. Since the story involves the 60’s and a cult like the infamous Manson story, I was definitely intrigued to say the least. It touches on subjects such as friendship, love, heartbreak, and the confusions of being a teenage girl. I don’t want to give anything away except that I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it if your looking for a good read.
Having bought The White Album by Joan Didion at Bookmarc in Los Angeles on Melrose this book has a special place in my heart. I didn’t even know the book was set in LA until the girl working at Bookmarc told me it was suitable that I chose this particular work of Didion for my visit in Los Angeles. I’m only a couple of chapters in but she has already mentioned sitting in on The Door’s recording session and stories about Michelle Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas. Even Emma Cline of The Girls, said she was inspired by Didion’s writing because she lived and reported during that time in the sixties and seventies.
“She’s not like us. She’s weird. That’s why we want to read her.” - The New Yorker on Didion
For those who don’t know, the September issue of Vogue is the biggest one all year. It is packed with editorial after editorial and is basically five times the size of a regular issue. This year I decided not only to get American Vogue but also British, Austrialian, and Paris Vogue. It girls Kendall Jenner, Cara Delevingne, Selena Gomez, Taylor Hill, and Bella Hadid all grace these spectacular covers. I haven’t gotten to finish all of them but my magazine collection is looking better than ever with these newly added beauties. 
Last but certainly not least, we both got our hands on the coveted Another Man magazine with Harry Styles’ three part cover story. You have the modern man, a sixties Beatles vibe, and the long haired 70s rocker all compiled into Harry’s first solo magazine cover! Harry gushes over Stevie Nicks and even compiled a mixtape with 10 of his favorite songs including artists such as Elvis Presley, Pink Floyd, and Crosby, Stills & Nash. As it is sold out everywhere online we are lucky we each got a copy of this amazing issue!


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