Posts Categorized: Book Club

Book Club + Life / Wednesday, 3 Oct 2018

October Book Club: Dracula

October Book Club 2018 Dracula

October Book Club: Dracula

Happy October, readers! Fall is in full swing, and these are the cozy months to curl up with a good book, right? October is usually the month to choose a good, creepy classic (Frankenstein in 2016, and Rebecca last year!), so this year we’ve got another lined up: Dracula by Bram Stoker. Dracula, like Frankenstein, is a well-known character in Hollywood, but the original story might not be what you expect. Told from multiple points of view through letters, telegrams, and diary entries, the reader pieces together the story of Count Dracula, a mysterious man from eastern Europe who makes his way to London. As you can imagine, he wreaks his own nocturnal havoc quietly, amongst a people unaware of what is happening!

Follow along with us as we read a classic that explores ideas of masculinity and femininity, life and death (or the “undead”), and modernity or contemporary knowledge versus tradition and old superstitions. Stay tuned for some artwork and questions later this month! Enjoy!

Photography by Jane Merritt

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Book Club + Life / Thursday, 30 Aug 2018

September Book Club: How Art Can Make You Happy

How Art Can Make You Happy

How Art Can Make You Happy

September is upon us, readers! Schedules often get busy, so we’ve got a short gem of a book for you to read. But small as it may be, this is a book that has BIG impact. Do you love art, but feel unknowledgeable? Do you want to engage in art somehow, but don’t know where to start? How Art Can Make You Happy by Bridget Watson Payne shares just that and more! Payne unlocks what art can do for you, yes YOU. It can make you feel something, it can help you relate to others, it can bring awareness to the world around us. Follow along with @larsbookclub as we dive into art in a personal, relatable way. It’s a quick yet powerful read! Join us!

Stay tuned for fabulous artwork and questions later in the month! And take a peek at previous months here.

Photography by Jane Merritt

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Book Club + downloads + Life / Thursday, 23 Aug 2018

Tales from the Back Row Book Art

Tales from the back row

Have you enjoyed Tales from the Back Row? A look inside the fashion industry is equally entertaining and perplexing, isn’t it? Odell does a good job at giving the inside scoop while keeping an “outsider’s” point of view. Check out discussion questions below (if you’ve been following us on Insta, maybe you’ve read some of them already!), and further reading suggestions – we read Grace Coddington’s memoir last year and it was fabulous! This month’s awesome artwork is by one of my previous interns, Victoria Riza, who has gone and done some incredible things! We hope you enjoy!

Tales from the back row

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Book Club + Life / Thursday, 26 Jul 2018

August Book Club: Tales From the Back Row

Tales From the Back Row

Tales from the Back Row: An Outsider’s View from Inside the Fashion Industry

Happy August, readers! Your summer might be winding up, but we have a fun book to make you laugh as you enjoy the last warm evenings in your hammock. Do fashion shows inspire you? Does your heart beat faster? Or are you thinking “What in the WORLD are they wearing?? Someone actually thinks this looks good on a HUMAN??” In Tales from the Back Row: An Outsider’s View from Inside the Fashion Industry by Amy Odell, we hear both sides of the story.

Odell, an editor whose career began as a journalist and (sometimes snarky) fashion blogger, constantly walked that tightrope of insulting these crazy fashion people who think nothing of wearing leather pants as daily office attire, yet couldn’t say yes fast enough at a chance to interview with THE Anna Wintour for a job at Vogue. Odell gives us a glimpse of NY’s Fashion Week, of interviewing models and celebrities, of the hierarchy of reporters vs. bloggers, and ultimately the contrast of serious business with the ridiculous! She’s part of the industry but slightly removed, which makes her honest observations totally hilarious. We hope you like it (and maybe learn something new about the industry)! Join us during the month of August as we post about Tales from the Back Row, and stay tuned for some printable artwork!

Photography by Jane Merritt

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Book Club + Life / Monday, 23 Jul 2018

Leonardo Book Club Artwork

Leonardo Book Club Artwork

Hello readers! Have you enjoyed reading about Leonardo? What do you think of this man whose curiosity knew no bounds? We know it’s a large book, but hopefully, you’ve been able to find some downtime during your summer to read!  This man was an amazing scholar for his time, questioning and achieving so much, even though most of his findings weren’t shared with the world for centuries. Here are some discussion questions for you, plus some other great reading suggestions (Isaacson is a fabulous biographer!). Also, this month’s Leonardo Book Club Artwork was done by Normandie Luscher, one of our current interns! She is beyond talented and we’re thrilled to be able to showcase her work here!Leonardo Book Club Artwork

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