Thursday, March 7, 2013

Thrifty World Book Thursday

Ay, me. In idealistic alliterativeness, I hope to theme entries published on this day of the week "Thrifty Thursday" entries. They may include minireviews of inexpensive goodies, an update on my quest to become more fiscally responsible, biographies of particularly parsimonious historical figures...

Disclaimer: This should not be taken as a promise to blog every Thursday.

Today's Thrifty Thursday entry includes a welcome-home present I bought for myself: Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky's translation of The Brothers Karamazov. It counts because March 7th is World Book Day (thank you, Kate, for reminding me) and I bought this below retail off of Amazon.

I probably romanticize Pevear and Volokhonsky far too much because I think they are an absolutely adorable couple, not to mention they work brilliantly as a team, but I really do love their translations. If you've never read The Brothers Karamazov, you need to read the Pevear/Volokhonsky translation. If you've read TBK, you still need to read the Pevear/Volokhonsky translation.

Have I mentioned they are an absolutely adorable couple?   I could listen to them talk all day. Ok, I will stop fangirling.

Other frugal nuggets include Lansinoh, the only thing getting my lips and cuticles through the winter; Wet'n'Wild Fergie eye primer, which has a nice siliconey feel and has been playing nice with my Shiseido and SUQQU looks lately; NYX HD Photogenic concealer, creamy but dries to a matte finish; and Rimmel Scandaleyes Nude waterproof eyeliner, which is just the right color depth to look natural on the waterline and actually stays on for a few hours.

I'm new to the beauty blogging scene and already I have published an entry that's mostly not about makeup. Whoops! So... what would you like to see from me?


  1. Alliteration and linkages!
    ....thanks to which I have preordered their Leskov translation (and I HATE hardbacks)

    1. >:D Another one succumbs to the cuteness, not to mention the one-two punch of a native Russian speaker's understanding plus a native English speaker's rhetoric. I must read Leskov. Let me know how you like it!