I spent a productive morning sifting through bookcases, and arranging the books that I’ve bought in a frenzied passion (and promptly discarded) into a pile. A very large pile. Positively treacherous – I’m five foot seven-ish, and it stands halfway up my thigh. If that thing falls down, the floor will probably go with it,… Read More To Be Read: Hawthorne, Hardy, and Vampires
My dear Liv, I’m delighted to see that I’ve managed to give you the kick up the rear to resume blogging. We should make this a regular thing – for you, it’s an incentive to blog, and for me, it’s a substitute for never seeing you. I agree, you are an irresponsible idiot. But so… Read More Dear Livi 26/05/2016
Of Mice and Men is over. I don’t have to look at that bloody book again. I would burn it, but I believe that Steinbeck’s work needs to be respected, despite the fact that I’d rather be force-fed the pages than study it again. Contrary to popular opinion, I thought that the exam was a… Read More I’M DONE WITH OMAM!
This past week, I haven’t actually read a book that I’ve liked. I’m still alive, but I’m not happy. Here are the books that I’ve read, some of which I’m planning to burn in four weeks. Or pass on to someone else, because I’m against burning books regardless of their content. I might make an… Read More This Week in Books
I have my first GCSE exam tomorrow, and I AM SO DONE. I’m going to delete Facebook if I see any more messages saying ‘First exam tomorrow. I’m screwed.’ or ‘Good luck to my wonderful daughter, all you need to do is try your best. Kisses, Mummy xxxxxx’. We’re all in this boat together; you… Read More SO DONE: Exams, bragging and Faulks
I’ve learnt a lot in the past few weeks – nuggets of wisdom that I shall treasure for the rest of my life. Or forgotten in the next two days, as I desperately cram two years’ worth of work into a matter of weeks. If something bad will happen, it will do so in a… Read More Nuggets of Wisdom
God, I love Murakami. There’s nowt like a bit of weird-ass, alternative universe stuff to make you completely forget about the fact that you have exams in eight days. Ha! I’m in denial, much like Kafka Tamura is in this particular novel. In my case, however, I’m not running away from a curse/prophecy that predicts… Read More Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami