I’ve done it again. I told myself that I would save my money for something flashy. Something that won’t take up much space, like a new phone, or a new fish tank (yes, tanks are space taker-uppers, but there’s a twenty gallon that I’ve got my eye on). Instead, I go on holiday for five… Read More Even Bigger Holiday Book Haul
I’ve been described as ‘fundamentally angry’ before, a description that, on reflection, is very true. I don’t know if I’m still angry, following the Nice attack. I’m sickened and sad and bewildered and – I think I’m still angry, actually. I don’t understand. I think of all these lives, all these unfulfilled dreams and hopes… Read More
Admittedly, I used to be somewhat of an anti-annotator. I liked my books pristine (even now, it pains me a little to see dog-eared pages), and nothing (bar a few urgent notes at school) would convince me that writing notes in margins was ever, ever okay. The first book that I annotated (apart from Macbeth… Read More On Annotated Books
I was nominated for this yonks ago, and discovered it whilst trawling through my drafts. Apologies. Anyway, thanks to flawed silence over at https://flawedsilence.wordpress.com/ for nominating me to do this 🙂 *virtual hug* Rules: Answer the 11 questions asked of you Nominate 11 other bloggers and write them 11 new questions to answer What’s your favourite… Read More Sunshine Blogger Award
The other day I got my reading list for English Literature next year (which, may I add is fantastic – American Psycho! Dorian Gray! Brave New World! Othello!), so I went on an ‘educational’ book buying spree. Out of the sixteen or so I bought, I only need one for the course… But damn, was… Read More My Biggest Book Haul Yet!
I’ve been harbouring my dinosaur obsession for a while now – by harbouring, I mean refraining from buying any more books, models or generic bits of tat. That is, until I splashed out on a dinosaur duvet cover set, which despite its little facts about the dinosaurs illustrated (who could resist, to be honest?), caused… Read More On Dinosaurs Being ‘For Boys’
I decided that I’d had enough of crappy crime novels for one summer, so I’ve thrown myself in at the deep end and am now currently reading Plato’s The Republic. I’ve been nursing a vague interest in philosophy/ethics/sociology for a while now, and apart from the ‘random article’ tool on the Plato-Stanford website (which is… Read More CURRENTLY READING: The Republic