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?
Here we have it, the second edition of Museums Monthly
Don’t forget to like and share on social media – I put a lot of hard work into this month’s edition.
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.
It wasn’t my first time visiting Myddleton House Gardens over the weekend, but, it was my first time walking around in the spring. The last time I went was in the middle of summer and I remember being shocked – how was it that these beautiful gardens are down the road from where I live, yet I’d never heard of them, let alone stepped foot inside?