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review 2017-12-13 20:27
This Sweet Sickness
This Sweet Sickness: A Virago Modern Classic (Virago Modern Classics) - Patricia Highsmith

I love Patricia Highsmith´s descriptions of her totally messed up characters. At first glance they seem to be perfectly ordinary people, until slowly, layer by layer, she reveals the sociopathic and psychopathic nature of her characters.


In some respects the main character David Kelsey reminded me of Tom Ripley, Highsmiths most famous character. Both feel entitled to certain things. Ripley to money, goods and social standing, David to a woman and both characters are mentally disturbed. But where I started to root for Ripley at some point throughout the novel (he is pretty ingenious, after all), David started to genuinly creep me out. In that respect David is an even more disturbing character than Tom Ripley (I never thought that someone would be able to kick him of the "most disturbing character" throne). This book is spine tingling.



The story is off to a slow start and Highsmith takes some time to develop the story, so especially in the beginning it´s not the most compulsive read. But once the actual plot has been set in motion, I couldn´t put it down. 


I can´t exactly say that I enjoyed this novel, but it was an intense reading experience. 


16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 16: December 26th-31st:


Book themes for Kwanzaa: Read a book written by an author of African descent or a book set in Africa, or whose cover is primarily red, green or black.


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text 2017-12-13 06:04
Reading progress update: I've read 222 out of 305 pages.
This Sweet Sickness: A Virago Modern Classic (Virago Modern Classics) - Patricia Highsmith

David has just written a letter to Annabelle:






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text 2017-12-11 10:20
4 Gorgeous Fusion Outfits For Wedding Season

Aren’t you bored of wearing those same sarees and lehengas at every wedding!? I know when it comes to wedding all we can think of is ethnic wear. But we can add a little fun and spice up the ethnic wear by making some mix-matches in style. Fusions are the new style statement and they are totally in trend. These Indo-fusion outfits are super cool and super stylish. They are the perfect example of comfort and style in a single plate.


Here are some of the best fusion pick-ups to rock your bestie’s sangeet night:


  1. Dhoti pants with crop top


These trendy dhoti pants came back from history in a big way. But matching dhoti pants with kurtis is an old style. Wake your inner Sonam Kapoor up with a stylish dhoti pant along with a crop top and just rock wherever you go. Get the vibrant colour dhoti pants, maybe raw silk fabric and be comfortable yet stylish the whole night.


  1. Net Skirt with Off-shoulder crop top

Long skirts with crop tops make the best pair. They will never go out of trend. Especially, if you match your long net skirt with a classy off-shoulder crop top, let me tell you that it has already taken over the fashion market.


  1. Off-shoulder Gown

Sarees are boring, gowns are fun! Gowns can be the best idea of perfect fusion dress for any occasion. Choose a gown that has a slightly Indian touch look super pretty when you pair them with the right kind of accessories. One shoulder or off shoulder style would be the perfect fusion choice in order to keep it stylish by wearing something modern yet Indian.


  1. Cape over a Gown



Long gowns are the real classy ensembles and cape style makes it more stylish. You can simply choose a simple silk gown with an embellished cape over it. The designer cape will give you a traditional effect along with the pinch of western gown.


Get over your anarkalis kurtis and lock them in your wardrobe for this season. Sway like stylish chic with these amazing Indo-western fusion outfits!

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review 2017-12-11 01:06
good book and characters
Chaos and Control - Season Vining Wren returns to Crowley and she goes to her sister’s Bennie’s record store and goes to her sister. Bennie was the bright spot in Wren’s life. Wren throws herself into Bennie’s wren throws herself into Bennie’s arms. Wren had been gone for three years when Bennie asks Wren how long she would be there she answered she didn’t know why she just felt she should be there. The only communication between Bennie and Wren had been random postcards from Wren and Bennie had no way to get a hold of Wren.It was so strange and familiar being back. Wren thought she would never step foot back in Crowley again. Wren thought she could handle anything but all it took was one possessive abusive boyfriend- Dylan- to show her just how little she was. Bennie’s employee is Preston who is gorgeous in Wren’s opinion but he took over Wren’s job and apartment but he was odd. When emptying her bag her bag Wren finds a gps tracker. Wren tries to not think of Dylan knowing where she is or him coming there. Preston is such a mystery to Wren. Wren does get Preston to take her to Franklin with him as she needed some essentials to add to her wardrobe. Wren thought she saw Dylan but when she looked again he wasn’t there. Preston needs order and control as he has a severe case of OCD and struggles with life everyday. Even though Wren is more of a tornado then the order and control Preston needs to get through the day yet somehow she brought some peace to Preston. But Preston did like Wren and did like being around her and slowly grew feelings for her. Wren was attracted to Preston yet she accepted the way he was and didn’t try to change him. I enjoyed this book, At times it dragged some for me. It was definitely a different type of book. I did like the plot. I also thought this was well written. I really liked how the romance built slowly and built especially with Preston and wren being such opposites I also really liked how Wren grew as the book went on. I loved Preston’s poems at the end of the chapters it gave us insight to what he was thinking and feeling. I also loved how Wren didn’t try to change Preston just accepted him. I love the characters and the ins and outs of this story and I recommend.
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text 2017-12-10 16:51
Reading progress update: I've read 48 out of 305 pages.
This Sweet Sickness: A Virago Modern Classic (Virago Modern Classics) - Patricia Highsmith

David is one of the good guys from next door, a genuinly nice and normal human being. Except that he has bought a house under a false name for him and Annabelle, who in his mind is to become his wife rather sooner than later. Problem: Annabelle is married to another man and she isn´t answering his letters. A minor nuisance which might resolve itself some way or another.


Well, it is a Patricia Highsmith novel, so I except "the one way or another" will turn out to be psychologically interesting. It´s just an inkling, though.


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