June 30, 2009

Women who read are dangerous!

There is this book by Stefan Bollman translated to many languages. I have been about to buy it a couple of times, but at the end I have decided otherwise.

These days Berlin is covered by a picture of Marilyn Monroe reading James Joyce's "Ulysses". A perfect illustration for these summer days, which apparently arrived already.

Megan Fox has not only a tattooed Marilyn Monroe, but also a Shakespeare quote on the back of her right shoulder: "We will all laugh at gilded butterflies" (and even a cheesy quote on her left ribcage).

The picture reminded me of "Atonement", a fabulous novel by Ian McEwan, which is more about a girl who writes. Anyway, when I watched the film, there is that scene in the library. All Germans were very serious in the cinema - just someone was laughing at it. (Keira looks by the way quite similar to the woman on the cover of the book above.)

The Labyrinth is a film about a girl who indeed reads a lot of science fiction played by teenager Jennifer Connelly.

And of course the opposite: My Fair Lady, the story of an illiterate, charming girl... Audrey!

Encore: Carla Bruni also reads sometimes, apparently kneeing...

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