What I’ve been reading #10

I had been meaning to read a Zadie Smith book for a while so used Christmas as an opportunity to ask for one. My brother kindly gave me On Beauty, so I read that at the beginning of this year. I really enjoyed it, she is obviously and incredibly smart woman. I felt like I was getting... Continue Reading →

What I’ve been reading #9

I finished The Life and Death of Sophie Stark recently and I loved it! The story of a mysterious film director, Sophie Stark, it is told from the point of view of the people that cared about her at some point (exes, her brother, her husband, etc.). She isn't very good with personal relationships and... Continue Reading →

What I’ve been reading #8

Now I have already said that I like a bit of Bukowski, the last book of his I read was his first novel, Post Office. I decided to read his last one, Pulp. The book was dedicated to bad writing, which I quite liked. If you're ever going to write anything good you've probably written... Continue Reading →

What I’ve been reading #7

I’ve been meaning to read some Maya Angelou for a while as I frequently see her poems pop up and think damn, I should read more of this lady! Luckily while I was in an Oxfam bookshop I saw a copy of the first volume of her autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.... Continue Reading →

What I’ve been reading #6

A few weeks ago I wrote a post admiring my local library like the cool kid that I am. I mentioned that I took out Cannery Row by John Steinbeck because they did not have The Grapes of Wrath. I am so glad they did not have it, because I loved this book! It is... Continue Reading →

What I’ve been reading #5

The other week the college where I work had a big open event where it showed off all the cool facilities and courses it provided. The library had a book sale. I'm not complaining. The librarian sent out an email asking staff for donations of unwanted books for the sale (proceeds went to Naomi House)... Continue Reading →

What I’ve been Reading #4

I finished One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest last week and Oh My Goodness; I enjoyed it. I watched the film a few years ago and felt a little bit frustrated by it, I am not really sure why.  I think I was just expecting to like it more, as it’s meant to be a... Continue Reading →

What I’ve been reading #3

Jack Kerouac was one of those authors I’d heard of, and had seen quotes from scattered around the internet, but had never actually read a book from him.  I remember particularly liking this quote: Despite the disappointment that Jack Kerouac would probably not find me that interesting, I do yawn and I frequently talk about... Continue Reading →

What I’ve been reading #2

This week I remembered why I had stopped writing little reviews/recaps of books I had read.  It’s because sometimes it takes me ages to read a book, and sometimes it takes me no time at all.  Midnight’s Children took three months, How to Build a Girl: less than a week! I also try not to... Continue Reading →

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