Tuesday, 29 May 2007


So you want a look inside my purse? Right now my bag is weighed down by War and Peace. I took Amy's challenge to read it (she's done) but I had a really hard time getting into it. I'm a one-book-at-a-time kind of reader, and because I wasn't enjoying War and Peace, I (semi) gave up reading for a little while there. Well, I'm not a quitter, and around page 400 I finally started to appreciate the book. The characters are now showing some growth, and that's making a big difference for me. I don't know that I'll whiz through the 700 remaining pages, but at least I feel like I'll enjoy them.
My self portrait this week is me at the high school convocation of 4 girls from my young women's group at church. I was very pleased to be invited, but I was expecting a long boring morning, and I thought I'd get in a little reading. As it turned out, the speeches from the class president and valedictorian were highly entertaining, and I had a really good time!

I didn't think of it till I looked at this picture I took, but where are the caps? I remember at my own high school grad we were under strict orders not to throw our caps due to concerns of injury from the pointy corners, but it appears they've been abolished all together at this high school. Do they still wear the cap with the gown where you live?
Annalisa, I added it just for you: my summer bag - light turquoise with red and tan trim.


carlo said...

so i am reading and thinking "how did barb post ahead?"

duh to me. it IS tuesday...oh my is this going to be a long day!!! :0

LOVE the graduation pic.

Jenny said...

That must be one heavy bag. That graduation photo is very cool. At first before reading I thought it was a close up of a bag--okay my eyes need to be checked! Happy Reading!

lelly said...

man, i wish i could tackle a book that big. it just wouldn't fit in my life right now (not to mention my purse!)

christy said...

Maybe it's a CBE thing...back when i graduated we weren't allowed to have caps either - they're too dangerous (lol). They used them as props in our photos, but none to be found on grad day.

Amy said...

War and Peace was no easy read for me, either. I think I stopped for two weeks on both the 200's and the 900's. But it's not something you want to quit on either. Amazing growth does come, but patience is definitely required through all of the Tolstoy philosophizing!

annalisa said...

I could have written those very words about myself and yet I did give up on War and Peace with too many standing in line behind waiting to be devoured. I just didn't care about the characters. But I hate quitting. Argh.
So where's your purse pictures :).

Elizabeth said...

Very cool bag. I read that book so long ago I should reread it soon.

RGLHM said...

cute dress by the way. I love a good graduation.

Jill said...

That's kind of weird that the graduates aren't wearing their caps, did they end up having them for pictures, just not during the convocation?

I don't know how I missed Amy's challenge to read War and Peace, but I'm kind of glad I did, yikes. I'm not very keen on a book that takes 400 pages to get into, and I don't like reading multiple books at the same time either.