Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy (and Joe Wright)

I’m not sure if i decided i quite fancied reading Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy before or after seeing the sumptious adverts for Joe Wright’s new film version featuring Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Kelly Macdonald and Aaron-Taylor Johnson. Doesn’t it look gorgeous?

Anna Karenina UK Release poster

Speaking of Gorgeous – Keira Knightley wore stunning Chanel at the UK Premiere – you can read and see more pictures here. I’ve loved Keira in the last few films i’ve seen here in (most recently A Dangerous Method) and she’s showing she has a wealth of talent beyond just looking amazing and pouting. I’m looking forward to seeing this (but wonder whether i’ll finish the book first…)

Keira Knightley Anna Karenina UK Premiere in Chanel

I have read some Russian literature in the past BUT it’s hard work – i read some Chekhov at University aswell as Leo Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Aleksandra Solzhenitsyn’s One Day in the life of Ivan Denisovich is one of the most depressing books you’ll ever read but Anna Karenina sounds like a great romp:

Anna Karenina is the tragedy of married aristocrat and socialite Anna Karenina and her affair with the affluent Count Vronsky. The story starts when she arrives in the midst of a family broken up by her brother’s unbridled womanizing—something that prefigures her own later situation, though with less tolerance for her by others.” (Wikipedia)

Will let you know how i get on.

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Ryan Gosling Colouring Book

I posted yesterday about a rather wonderful Bill Murray Colouring Book but i learnt via Stylist Magazine last night that there is a Ryan Gosling Colouring Book.

Ryan. Gosling.

RYAN. GOSLING!!!

The book shows him doing all manner of ‘handsome activities’ such as driving, eating and sitting with his dog.

You want one. You can buy the Colour Me Good Ryan Gosling colouring book from Maiden

Bill Murray Colouring Book

I’ve written before about how much i love Bill Murray so i have my friend Heidi (check her very cool blog here) to thank for alerting me to this. Its a Bill Murray Colouring Book. Heidi’s came in the post yesterday – i want one. You can order yours from Belly Kids where they also have some great posters and tshirts and stuff. and you can read about the Bill Murray exhibition they are having in London tonight (11 August).