Tipping the Velvet

ShowMeLove's picture

I got Tipping the Velvet today from the library. It's about a couple of British lesbians in the 1800s. And I assume, all the shit they have to go through to conceal their relationship. I'm not sure I'll like it, but I'm going to give it a shot. It's the tv/film adaptation, not the book. I also got Lies & Love, but I'm really not digging the main character. She's the complete opposite of me, which is usually okay, I don't need to relate to the characters for me to like them. But she's a really big snob, and I really just don't like the way she comes off. So I'm not sure I'm going to have the urge to go on with this book. I'll probably ditch it for something else. lD


Dracofangxxx's picture

Woah, that sounds good to

Woah, that sounds good to me!
There isn't a sharp line dividing humans from the rest of the animal kingdom. It's a very wuzzie line...and it's getting wuzzier all the time. - Jane Goodall.

Lol-taire's picture

Oh- that's a really, really

Oh- that's a really, really good read.

And it's not exactly about what you think it is (it's much better- totally theatrical, slightly filthy, very good).

Miidahli's picture

Tipping is a wild ride, it's

Tipping is a wild ride, it's been a long time favorite of mine ever since I've seen it. It really isn't what you'll be expecting, as Lol-taire said. :) As for the book, never heard of it, but with books its more about giving it a good try and if it doesn't work for you, don't waste your time, ya know?

ShowMeLove's picture


Oh, yes, it was much different than I imagined it was going to be. I don't like knowing too much about a movie before watching it because I like to be surprised. And it certainly paid off this time because I was pleasantly surprised by how much there was to the story.

And it was definitely a little dirty :P

-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson