Where are these writers’ glasses?
Do you know any writers without glasses?
I have new glasses.
I was going for a professorial look.
My husband tells me I didn’t get it.
They’re bigger and rounder.
When I walk the wind doesn’t blow in my eyes as it did with my much smaller glasses.
In summer the bugs won’t fly in my eyes. (This is a problem with bicycling.)
It was hard to find any glasses I liked.
I’ve worn wire-rimmed glasses since high school. Well, most of the time.
It was time for a new look, I was told.
I tried on any number of Malcolm X glasses. I didn’t realize they were Malcolm X glasses until I squinted at myself in the mirror.
Meg Ryan’s big glasses are adorable in When Harry Met Sally. Perhaps they’re bigger than is fashionable today.
Diane Keaton’s glasses in Annie Hall are the best of all.
Too bad none of us looks like Meg Ryan or Diane Keaton.
I’ve been trying to find pictures of women writers with glasses. There aren’t many. Here’s the Southern writer, Elizabeth Spencer. She is usually photographed without glasses.
Here’s Karen Thompson Walker, author of The Age of Miracles, a very good literary science fiction book.
Here’s award-winning Barbara Kingsolver. She is sometimes photographed with glasses:
Here’s Madeline Miller, author of The Song of Achilles and winner of the Orange Prize.
Dorothy Parker didn’t wear glasses in public. “Men seldom make passes/At girls who wear glasses,” she wrote.
DOVER BOOKS. I love book catalogues, and today we received the Dover Publications catalogue in the mail.
$5 off when you order $35 or more!
The first six pages are devoted to Shakespeare. (So cute!) And since I’ve been thinking about reading Shakespeare this winter, I got out my Pelican edition. I also have some little paperbacks that are easier to read.
Trollope’s Ralph the Heir is back in print.
What about The Riddle of the Sands? (I have this, but my cat threw up on it.)
Cranford is $3.50.
But honestly I have my share of classics.
Still, I urge you to go to Dover. Where would we be without them?