I recently bought a Kindle. Finally, right? Well I can´t say I always wanted one because I didn´t really; in fact, given how I love vintage clothes, antique cards, all sorts of other old things and writing letters rather than emails, I of course was sure that nothing can replace the feeling of a printed book and the smell of its pages. I was skeptical when my boyfriend brought a Kindle home just to give it a try, see if I like it. I decided to give it a try and it was filled with books, hundreds of books, in this tiny black leather device, and I must admit it had me at hello and by hello I mean lots of Anais Nin novels. And then, knowing that I can quickly get any book I want from Amazon it hit me, I can finally read this book that I have been wanting since forever – Miss Peregrine´s Home for Peculiar Childern by Ransom Riggs. So, the story about this whole craving of mine. Two years ago, not a long time after I had moved to Iceland I heard about this literary event happening in the Reykjavik city hall and not knowing much about the special guest Ransom Riggs I decided to go. The event was great in the sense that there were maybe 15 people at best, I mean Ransom Riggs and especially his Miss Peregrine books (there are 2 of them, I still haven´t gotten to the 2nd) were very famous and here I was so close to the author and listening to him and his story about collecting old pictures from the 1800s and how he decided to build a story on account of the pictures he had found. It was magical, really. And still I was not able to afford the book right away and later when I wanted to buy it I could not find it anywhere in Reykjavik. And so two years have passed, I have read some other books since and bought even more. But never Miss Peregrine´s Home for Peculiar Children, until now. Few clicks away I had the book on the Kindle. And started reading it as fast as I could, after all, I had been waiting forever.
Needless to say that I loved it. The book is filled with old pictures, the story is very captivating and exactly my type, it has a haunted house, monsters, creepiness, war and Miss Peregrine, whom I recently found, will be played in the upcoming movie (2016 to be released) by one of my favorite actresses – Eva Green whose creepy Penny Dreadful is happening in Victorian England also and the outfits are Ah-mazing!
So, given one of my latest obsessions (I have many) I did a victorian photoshoot at the lighthouse, pretty much my favorite place in Reykjavik. And I think I managed the Miss Peregrine vibe quite well (did not have a pipe though). The place is magnificent, I even found sea urchins on the ground among a lot of algae, shells and the dark sand.
By the way, did I mention how much into Instagram I am lately? I am posting once a day there and that’s just because I am refraining myself from not full in-10 pics a day crazy. So you should check it out HERE