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2.4.09

My little Penguin


On Tuesday evening, I was invited by Penguin Australia to the launch of the next 50 titles in their Popular Penguin series.
I love reading so was thrilled with the invitation, plus, we all know I like a good cocktail so any excuse to combine the two is perfection in my eyes.
I digress, the Australian author Sonya Hartnett was there and gave a wonderful speech, her book 'Of a Boy' has been included in this round up of titles.

LM & Sonya Hartnett



This is the latest 'pile' to be added to the house, I still have another lot next to my bed that I am yet to have finished!



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28 comments:

Tara said...

I love the look of the re-released Penguin books, I just want to have a whole row of them sitting on my bookshelf.
That white dress is divine!

Patrizia simulacra said...

It's nice to get invited to special events isn't it? I must say that I like what you chose to wear, it was very literature appropriate.
Black and white always looks divine. You could wear a white shopping bag (large of course, well you are dainty so a standard would probably fit) with your Camden market belt and you would look divine...bitch : )

Genevieve said...

I have 8 of those beautiful (and cheap!) little PPs. I really love the simple design of the cover.
I even stalked a few second hand bookstores in my area and managed to find 2 books in their original covers, and in pretty good condition!

HoneyBunny said...

Wow lucky you! Sounds like it was a great event! I love that white dress with the bow on you! You look gorgeous in it! :*******

Vintage Verve said...

Reading is my favorite form of total self indulgence. I was at home yesterday with a sniffle and spent the entire time reading. Heaven (well apart from the feeling unwell bit)!

I love the backwards bow belt on your white dress, what a great detail! Did you make it yourself?

Lastly, what kind of flowers are in that vase? They look a little like peony roses.

diamondsinchampagne said...

Love the bow belt, and how the bow is at the back. Genuis!
You are so lucky you got to attend the penguin book launch.

Shin said...

I always love Penguin titles and you look lovely in the pictures! xxoxxoxoxoxo

Ms Wisdom said...

You can get peonys here still????? I thought you could only get them here in november. Or at least they look like peonys lol xxx
You look fab as usual!

muchlove said...

I adore your bow belt :)
those books remind me that I have a thick pile of unfinished reading material!

brooke said...

i love these books! youre so lucky to have been invited. I only have a couple so far but plan to own quite a lot!!

the dress with the bow is gorgeous...

brooke xx

Maddy said...

My book shelf is filled with those little orange and white spines!
I'm also from Melbourne and love what you are doing!
I'm just starting out in blogging but would love you to check out what I've got, so far. and maybe give me some tips...
x.

elena-lu said...

love the photo of you with your back to us showing the back of the dress! so lovely!
thank you for sharing such a fun time!

Morena Doll said...

In love with the white dress.

Fashion Tidbits said...

i love Penguin books! oh and you look so young and girlie in that dress! delightful!

of tea cups and frocks said...

Love the shot of the dress from behind, complete with the black bow.

Gorgeous as always...

Grant said...

What a lovely event to recieve an invite to! I'm tres jealous my dear. You look splendid on both occasions, but the later is my favourite ensemble!

The books themselves are remarkably elegant! I love the orange colour, I think I may have to aquire a shelf of them...

Xx

Skye said...

Pretty!

I always end up buying old orange penguins in op-shops just because I love the look of them, but half the time I don't have any real desire to read the words inside those lovely covers. I'm a fiendish reader too, so it's a strange state of affairs - those covers are just too cool.

Mikkle said...

is that a belt with a bow on the back?? loves it!

LoveMore said...

oh how fun you got to go! you look cute! and i love your home shots..the one with the bow and the last are my favs :)

hope you are having a fab weekend dear!!! xxx bel

Feather Fleurette said...

Thats so amazing! I love penguin books! I am very jelous ! even moreso after seeing how pretty you looked! love the bow belt.

Emma said...

Oh my God! I love Sonya Hartnett.

thevintageyear said...

Oh I love those Penguin classics too, I'm always loitering around that shelf at the bookstore! You look lovely in the bow dress!

esme and the lane way said...

Lucky girl! I love Penguin books. You look lovely! What lovely reading you have to enjoy, too :)

Imelda Matt - The Despotic Queen of Shoes said...

Of a Boy is such a great read.

Electro Geisha said...

my my.. My beautiful Lady :)

heather said...

Your lovely dress with the bow, the glam book launch and cocktails remind me of Carrie Bradshaw!
Heather

Stefanie said...

Oh I'm so excited to hear there's is more titles coming out - I'm amassing quite a collection of those orange darlings!

Kate Kendall said...

Oh LM -- I was there at the launch and surprised that I didn't recognise you there since I follow your blog. How yummy were the orange drinks and nibbles?

By the way, I love your bookcase -- I've got mine sorted by colour as well and it was nice to add the orange spines. Anyway, keep up the lovely work. Kate