Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Vintage is SO 2010...




Books, I mean. Take a look at them beauties, would ya? I was raised on my mother's milk, garri - and Harlequins.
Janet Daily, Charlotte Lamb, Violet Winspear, Betty Neals - you name 'em, we had 'em. Our house was probably better stocked than most small libraries on virtually any topic. With a father who was a voracious reader, a mother who stalked garage sales and bought any book (or anything, for that matter) on any subject and three elder sisters who must have had stock in the Harlequin franchise, I was that chick when it came to these babies.
So to discover them after decades, in mint condition, at 50 cents a piece? I could honestly just cry. Thank you so much, Rosie for remembering. And purchasing. This will jump start my 'good old book' collection that I had been meaning to start.
Je suis une bibliophile... pp

6 comments:

Ruke said...

Would you say reading these novels influenced your expectations on romance or relationships? Did you M&Bs as well?

PradaPrincipal said...

Hi Ruke, thanks for stopping by!
Good question - but the short answer is no. I had three elder sisters, so I think their romances and relationship stories had more of an influence on me than the Harlequins. But I did pick up certain 'life cues' if you will from Harlequins. As in, I thought I would be married at 22 and wouldn't have been averse to my husband being some German Count or something, you know? :)

I did read M&B's - ALOT. But I missed the 'corniness' of the old school Harlequins and was a little put off by the overt sexuality of some of the new fangled M&B's!

Moomie said...

I just LOVES books...

Moomie said...

I mean LOVE :-).

I find M&B very predictable.

Jocelyn said...

OMG! Haven't been on here in a while. How are you, Chinwe? :)

Yup. Those indeed are all precious vintage beauties! LOL, I remember reading those books back in high school in the 80s! (Talk about how old I am. Thanks for sharing. I looooove vintage stuff too! And those kind of books- they give me a warm, fuzzy feeling! :)

snowcones said...

hi.... you have not posted anything in a bit...

please do...

i love your blog and your fashion sense.... lol