I finished Haruki Murakami's Norwegian Wood a couple of days ago, after a 7 day slog. 7 days is pretty long going for me to read a book, so my initial assumption was I didn't enjoy it all that much. BUT. It's so flipping profound. For all it's misogyny and ambiguity its left me feeling … Continue reading Norwegian Wood and my broken self
Are book hauls a thing? Like talking about a book you've not yet read? Well I'm going to give it a try- 3 out of this haul are new so worth casting light on them regardless! So I bought these in one trip to Waterstones and Oxfam (make sure you check out Oxfam book shops, … Continue reading A Little Book Haul..
My appetite for reading is as insatiable as ever, and I've recently devoured a host of coming-of-age titles, from Barnes' The Sense of an Ending to McEwan's On Chesil Beach and a whole lot more. One overriding theme I've stumbled upon is this idea of young adults waiting for their life to start, and by … Continue reading Waiting for adulthood to start at 23
Another What I've Been Reading, wooo! I've really enjoyed reading since finishing a degree in Literature- I've rekindled the kindle love (I actually read paperbacks but shh.) SO, without further ado.. Perfidious Albion- Sam Byers They say never judge a book by its cover but that's exactly what I did with this one. It's v … Continue reading What I’ve Been Reading
Finishing a degree in English Literature, for which I often had to read four books a week, could have had a couple of effects on my love for books. I wouldn't have been surprised if I never wanted to look at one again. However, since finishing, I've had a fair bit of time on my … Continue reading What I’ve Been Reading
No I haven't been indulging in heroin. I've been indulging in books. Namely Trainspotting, Citizen and This Modern Love. This is basically a 'What I've been reading' but with a clickbaity title, really sorry..! This Modern Love- Will Darbyshire I never thought I'd buy the book of a YouTuber, but low and behold, I did. … Continue reading Heartbreaks, Heroin and Heroines
I have no idea when I last posted a bit of poetry! It’s definitely ages ago, too long ago! Anyway, I’m currently in bed unable to sleep, about to schedule this post for tomorrow because I’ve been having a long old play around with rhyme. Rhyme and half rhyme actually. And maybe a bit more. … Continue reading In Which We Are The King (Poetry)
If you're anything like me, it takes a certain type of book to qualify as a holiday read. I opt for nothing too heavy, but still stimulating enough to be a real page turner, so here's a run down of my top 5 (no particular order!) The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry- Rachel Joyce I … Continue reading My Top 5 Beach Reads