Sunday, January 30, 2011

I Heart Virago!




At what point do they bring out the strait-jackets I wonder and cart you off to the home for the bewildered?

Is putting Viragos in the shape of a heart on the marital cot enough I wonder?

I do like a competition and this is the most creative contribution I can come up with for a photo of my Virago collection.

The wonderful Rachel of Booksnob and Carolyn of A Few of my Favourite Books have been hosting Virago Reading Week this week.

I'm afraid I haven't been very good at the reading bit.....more at the purchasing bit.....

But it has been an absolute pleasure to discover new blogs and fellow Virago afficianodos and re-ignite a forgotten obsessive compulsive disorder.

Long live Virago!

PS I hope you have noted the feminist colours of the bedspread.  Purple for dignity, green for hope...the sheets needless to say are white for purity.  I'm sure the Man of Wrath would have something to say about that!


8 comments:

Carolyn said...

I love this! How fantastic! This is exactly the kind of creativity I was hoping for. :)

Rochester Reader said...

I love your photo! And you have a lovely collection :-)

JoAnn said...

This is perfect - love it!

Darlene said...

Fabulous photo...bet you had fun putting it together!

Luvvie said...

Thank you for your kind comments. Darlene I did have fun putting it together. Though really I should have done it during the daytime....better light to work with then but I had a very full day. And then of course I had to work quickly because I was really meant to be cooking tea but instead I was teetering on the bathroom chair trying to get a high enough angle above the bed. Just ridiculous really when you think about it. And then trying to distract the Man of Wrath carelessly everytime he approached the bedroom lest he find out what on earth was going on. He already looks at the stacks of the Viragos beside the bed rather doubtfully. Imagine if he had found them ALL OVER THE BED.

Carolyn said...

Your photo was also featured on the Virago Press blog today: http://www.viragobooks.net/all-things-virago/ Hooray!

verity said...

I missed this, but spotted it on the Virago blog - wonderful!

Luvvie said...

Hah! What a hoot! Yet again I say - God Bless Virago!