My name is Enid Coleslaw (it’s not really) and I live in England. This blog is a mixture of book related posts and sewing pattern reviews- two of my favourite things!

I read a pretty wide range of books and don’t like to restrict myself to one genre, but my favourite author of all time is Haruki Murakami. I’m always on the look out for strange and unusual books, so if you’ve read something amazing recently- let me know!

I started sewing my own clothes in August 2018, as I wanted more control over what I wore. I’ve been interested in fashion history from a young age, and eventually I’d like to be able to use vintage patterns. The parts of history I’m most obsessed with are the 1960s and the 1920s (Louise Brooks is my style icon!). I feel like these decades especially show how fashion and the social climate are intrinsically linked- both the ’20s and the ’60s saw radical changes in the female silhouette that reflected the overall changes in society. I love noticing the similarities between the two decades.

When I’m not reading (and sometimes while I’m reading) I listen to a lot of different music. It would take forever to list all the artists I listen to, but if you’re interested, here’s a link to my Spotify.

Now and again I like to do some creative writing and one day I hope to write a novel, although I’m not sure what it would be about. I may occasionally post some of my writing on here, so keep an eye out for short stories!

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