Bookgasm: Emilie & World Read Aloud Day

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Here's another bookgasm with an outfit related to the recent book I reviewed, which is Emilie & the Hollow World by Martha Wells, and a surprise! First things first! Here is my take on Emilie's clothes and style. Of course it is steam punk and it was definitely a challenge. I hope it worked
shirtwaist jacket, bloomers, stockings, and walking boots
I was able to find the pieces by searching through Google and Polyvore at the same time. I was looking for different pieces and details that would show Emilie's style. As much as I want to use skirts, I followed the details I got from the book and chose bloomers that has a length up to the knees. It will show Emilie's tomboy side and it is perfect for running, and all the adventures she'll have. I would have chosen a dark color on the corset but I don't want her to look like a sultry vixen which she is not because Emilie is a young and innocent girl hence the blue and the lovely details on it. I also would have wanted a coat with a longer train on the back or something, you know what I mean! But I wasn't able to find one! So I improvised by using a military jacket. I added a thick belt with emphasis on the buckles for extra spunk. On the design of the whole set, I picked things that greatly reminded me of the story.

World Read Aloud Day

Last March 06, bookworms, publishers and all the bibliophiles out there celebrated World Read Aloud Day. For sure, everyone felt like reading aloud whether alone in your rooms or annoying your siblings. I'm kidding. We feel like we are recording our own audiobooks and read every single word with emotions. It is actually an old habit of mine to read aloud but usually to myself. Aside from the fact that it is fun, but it also helps you learn the proper pronunciations, when to pause or stop, etc. I enjoy reading aloud and even acting as the character talking my changing my voice and even my accent. I especially love British novels like Harry Potter when reading aloud since I can practice the accent and mimic the characters' voices (or actors). Anyhow, since it is a pleasure to be enjoyed by myself, I recorded my voice while reading some parts of Emilie & the Hollow World's Chapter 1. It will be a treat and also a sneak peek. Imagine it as an excerpt. Since I am quite awkward and shy, it is not a video. So you get to enjoy or laugh at my voice. Excuse some long pauses and obvious errors I wasn't able to edit out, and also the robotic voice because I only use my phone to record it. Enjoy!
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