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

The Lady with the Little Dog and Other Stories: Anton Chekhov

As it seems that I am apparently a fan of the odd short story, I’ve been reading a bit of Chekhov lately and thought I should keep you up to date. As one of the best novella writers, known for his ability to capture human nature and the significance of everyday events against the backdrop of the hopelessness of life. You have guessed it, this is not going … Continue reading The Lady with the Little Dog and Other Stories: Anton Chekhov