I have recently come into £40’s worth of book vouchers – my former employers clearly knew me very well (they got me some vegan chocolate cake too)! Obviously, you know what this means… book shopping!! Which is my favourite kind of shopping.
It’s been a while since I finished reading The Bluest Eye and although I’ve just finished reading The Catcher in the Rye I’ve chosen to keep these reviews short and simple.
I’ve been going through a lot lately.
A lot of it is self-inflicted so I’m not looking for sympathy off of anyone. I just thought that you should all know that my personal life has been quite full on.
I’ve hardly been reading and I can’t even remember the last time I posted a book review.
I just wanted to apologise and let you know that I’m starting to feel a little better and I’m hoping to start posting properly again soon.
I hope you can understand that sometimes shit just happens.
I’ll probably write more in August’s EOM to answer any questions that you may/may not have.
Wishing you all the best,
Yes, I know, I know! I haven’t posted in such a long time. Believe me, I am really sorry and disappointed in myself. I’ve been very busy with my studies, and submitted my first assignment today, so I’m definitely less stressed than I was a few hours ago!
Yesterday I woke up (not so) bright and early and drove to Chawton with my mum to visit Jane Austen’s House Museum. Recently, I’ve been feeling quite childishly excited about things, and as we approached the village and saw those brown signs characteristic of tourist information points – well, I was feeling exactly that.
What. A. Month.
I can’t believe it’s 1st May. Where is this year going? Where is my life going?
by Hubert Selby Jr.
ISBN 978 0 141 19566 7, first published in 1979, buy it on Amazon.
I genuinely had no idea what to expect when I started reading Requiem for a Dream (1979). I, embarrassingly, didn’t even know what requiem meant (‘requiem’ has a number of meanings; (1) a Mass for repose of the souls of the dead and (2) an act or token of remembrance, in case you were wondering). But, looking back now, Requiem for a Dream is the perfect title for this story. I’m sure somebody somewhere has analysed it in minute detail.