Love a Book Lover


Dress: Nina Kay

Tights: Sonsee

Shoes: Easy Spirit

Black again! You can’t half tell I’m from Melbourne, can you?

A couple of months ago one of my friends linked to an article that proved something I’ve suspected for a long time:

Readers, scientifically, are the best people to fall in love with.

I love books. I love them so much that I’ve spent almost my entire professional life working with them. In fact I realised a few months ago that I’m in my twentieth year in the industry, which means I’ve spent more than half my life working with books.

But more than that; I don’t just love books: I’m a reader. 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe’re turning into a bit of an endangered breed I’m discovering. I’ve known plenty of people in the past who’ve claimed to be book lovers, but it takes more than having books on the shelf to make a readersurprise, surprise, you actually have to read them.

And the act of reading books doesn’t just improve your vocabulary, your cognitive functions and your theory of mind. The act of reading – of losing yourself in someone else’s narrative – deepens your capacity for empathy.

Plus, reading is sexy.



Now to get back to my book, and wait for the dinner invites to start rolling in!


17 thoughts on “Love a Book Lover

  1. I love that top so much!! I can’t seem to find it on the Uniqlo website, did you buy it recently?? Also, it’s nice to see you smiling again 🙂

  2. This is one of my favourites of your posts! I love your outfit – brooch and top especially – and agree wholeheartedly with your sentiments. It’s a funny thing, that people who work with books — whether in publishing, teaching, or promoting — often just don’t get time to read because of admin demands, etc. I’ve just finished Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution, so I was able to combine reading and thinking about clothes in one very pleasurable package. And yes, yes, reading IS sexy!

  3. I love books too, I love the feel and smell of a book and I love to lose myself in a book. I am proud to be a member of this dying breed!

    You look gorgeous, I have a love of black too (also live in Melbourne).

    Long live the bookworms!

  4. I love this out fit so much and that dress
    I am also a reader, I agree that it is very hard to find other readers.

  5. Completely agree! I used to play library as a child and was in the library club in elementry school and worked in a bookstore as a grad student. I even have an MA in English Lit! I’m not fooling around! Whenever I move, one of my first tasks is to find the public library and get a new card. I could go on with my Book cred, but I’ll leave off. I love your outfit. I am over summer, where’s autumn?

  6. You are looking more and more radiant – how are you single?!?! you are so lovely. If I ditch ryan will you marry me? 😛

    Thank you for coming and for the beautiful photos. ((((hugs))))

    drugged up so not using english well. but I love you. and you are pretty. and book readers are sexy. and you are such a lovely person with pretty clothes.

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