12: The Machine Stops – E.M. Forster

Book 12/52 – The Machine Stops & The Celestial Omnibus, E.M. Forster (1928 & 1911). Yet another lend from a friend. Happy Easter everybody! Or happy bank holiday if you are non-religious/non-chocolate worshipping. I hope you’re making the most of the long weekend – or maybe like me you are getting in a load of reading and National Trust house visiting with the family. I … Continue reading 12: The Machine Stops – E.M. Forster

11: To the Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf

Book 11/52 – To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf (1927). The Last Bookshop, Bristol – 2 for £5 A mid-week treat for all you book lovers out there! I decided to catch up by reading a couple of little books this week, so here’s the 1st instalment. I have been meaning to read To the Lighthouse for ions – especially since having read Orlando a few … Continue reading 11: To the Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf

6: Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

Book 6/52 – Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen (1813). The Last Bookshop, Bristol – 2 for £5 It’s Sunday, which means new book review! I have another friend visiting this weekend, from the London area (honestly people are obsessed with Bristol-they’re all using me as a hotel), so we are heading out for brunch in a bit. Cannot beat a good Sunday brunch. I picked … Continue reading 6: Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

Alice in Wonderland: Lewis Carroll

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass I decided to have a little trip down memory lane a couple of weeks ago and picked up a copy of probably one of the most prolific children’s books in the world. I have not read this book in such a long time, and I kind of felt like it was time to reflect. Alice’s Adventures in … Continue reading Alice in Wonderland: Lewis Carroll

Trainspotting: Irvine Welsh

‘Choose us. Choose life. Choose mortgage payments; choose washing machines; choose cars; choose sitting oan a couch watching mind-numbing and spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fuckin junk food intae yir mooth. Choose rotting away, pishing and shiteing yersel in a home, a total fuckin embarrassment tae the selfish, fucked-up brats ye’ve produced. Choose life.’ So. I watched Trainspotting, the 1996 film, a couple of weeks ago and … Continue reading Trainspotting: Irvine Welsh