Thursday, 10 June 2010


My exams are finished, so I'll have much more time to put into all my blogs, I do love expressing myself this way. I thought about a Vlog, because I enjoy the Vlogbrothers/Charlieissocoollike/Nerimon/Sweetafton23 etcon Youtube, but decided I'd best stick to a blog, as I'm not sure how well I'd come across on camera!
So expect reviews, bits and pieces, thoughts, creativity, and quotes I find here and there!

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Current Books

I usually have a good few books on the go at any one time, and now is no exception.
Some of my springtime reads (whether any of them are particularly related to spring or are thematically based on spring is another matter):
* Swann's Way: In Search of Lost Time, by Proust
*Moby Dick, by Herman Melville
* The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D Salinger (something I am reading not just for pleasure but for my book club, and I plan on posting the minutes of past meetings on here at some point)
* Vernon God Little, by DBC Pierre
* Northanger Abbey (a book particularly close to my heart as I see a number of similarities between myself and Catherine Morland)
* In the Heart of the Sea, the true story upon which Moby Dick was based, which I have read many times before yet find new details and more depth every time I open its pages.
I'm sure I'll be opening the crisp pages of an old book sooner or later, and when I find that I have found something, I'll be sure to let you know.

Monday, 1 February 2010

A Country Burial

By Emily Dickinson

Ample make this bed.
Make this bed with awe;
In it wait till judgment break
Excellent and fair.
Be its mattress straight,
Be its pillow round;
Let no sunrise' yellow noise
Interrupt this ground.

Some say it's perfection in 8 lines. I could talk about syllabic lines, para-rhymes, rhyme schemes and pentameters, but what really matters is how the poem makes you feel. Does the poem attempt to console those left behind, reassure those whom must lie in this bed, or simply lay out the facts of how burials are-or should be? There are others who say its not about any of those things and that they completely miss the point. But isn't that the point with poetry? That you can't possibly miss the point, because the poem means something different to everyone who reads it.

Some literary philosophy there!

Sunday, 17 January 2010


This is a little side project I've started, to allow me to expand my horizons and to provide me with an outlet for any creativity I feel bubbling over.

I'll be posting about my literary 'exploits' as such, what book(s) I am currently reading, what I think about them, and also to post any creative writing I either discover or invent, including poetry, short stories and slices of longer pieces.

I love literature, and I think this will prove an interesting and original way of allowing that love to blossom and mature.