THE POETRY of SYLVIA PLATH

THE POETRY of SYLVIA PLATH

"Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences." - Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath. . . . Who doesn't want to live by such a statement? The beauty of Plath's poetry is something I (amongst many others I imagine) find so difficult to articulate. It's far from cheerful, of course. [...]

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THOUGHTS on BERLIN : IMAGINE A CITY by RORY MACLEAN

THOUGHTS on BERLIN : IMAGINE A CITY by RORY MACLEAN

The day after opting to take a beginners German language module and the accompanying module entitled 'German History & Culture', I happened upon this book in Waterstones and was instantly struck by the super funky cover (judge me at your will). Of course, the title is striking too. Especially as I was about to begin studying the fall [...]

FIRST IMPRESSIONS | THE WOMAN WARRIOR by MAXINE HONG KINGSTON

FIRST IMPRESSIONS | THE WOMAN WARRIOR by MAXINE HONG KINGSTON

It's constantly drummed into each and every one of us to not "judge a book by it's cover". However, 70 pages in and I feel that it's perfectly acceptable to publish my initial thoughts on my current read. "When we Chinese girls listened to the adults talking-story, we learned that we failed if we grew [...]

BOOK HAUL

BOOK HAUL

I'm sure we can all agree that to purchase a new book makes for a feeling of satisfaction. A book is a purchase that could potentially last you a lifetime, not only in its physical form but hopefully if enjoyed, mentally or even emotionally too. Recently, in the space of two or three days I [...]

THE LINE-UP

THE LINE-UP

“It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.” - Oscar Wilde By starting such a blog in such a manner, it would be easy to mistake me for a bookworm. In actual fact, I am far from it. I read slowly and somewhat [...]