So many books, so little time.

2015 summer reading:

- The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt

- David Mitchell’s new book

- The Lena Dunham memoir

- Sarah Water’s new book

- Re-read Wuthering Heights

- Pride & prejudice ( although this is soon on my list…)

Never did I think the day would come that I would say I was about to read Great Expectations. But it did, and further - never in a million years would I have thought I would like it. But oh my gosh I did, I loved it. I was hooked by it and now I understand why he is Charles Dickens underlined, in bold.

Never did I think the day would come that I would say I was about to read Great Expectations. But it did, and further - never in a million years would I have thought I would like it. But oh my gosh I did, I loved it. I was hooked by it and now I understand why he is Charles Dickens underlined, in bold.

How have I gone my whole life without tasting pistachio? This is such a travesty - it is the best flavour ever. Why can they not put it in everything?! Almond milk, pah! Pistachio milk… pistachio butter…mmmmhmmm.

How have I gone my whole life without tasting pistachio? This is such a travesty - it is the best flavour ever. Why can they not put it in everything?! Almond milk, pah! Pistachio milk… pistachio butter…mmmmhmmm.

God I thought this would be so much better than it was, but only because I think I mixed it up with the amazing Under the Skin. I don’t think I took it in the right spirit… but it was just so ludicrous. The question of, what would happen if we could use 100% of our brain capacity that seemed to be the main conceit was fairly obvious before the characters even realised they were asking it. You would be everything, all time and space and you would be ‘God’.

God I thought this would be so much better than it was, but only because I think I mixed it up with the amazing Under the Skin. I don’t think I took it in the right spirit… but it was just so ludicrous. The question of, what would happen if we could use 100% of our brain capacity that seemed to be the main conceit was fairly obvious before the characters even realised they were asking it. You would be everything, all time and space and you would be ‘God’.

creatingaquietmind:

My cats were all following a spider across the house. They won’t touch it, mind you, they just follow it. Finally I grabbed a shoe and killed it and my poor Molly looked up at me with these giant concerned eyes like I broke her heart and now I have apologized to my cats 3x for killing their spider.

I love this series, they’re all so enlightening. They seem to be aimed at adults and children alike, so the language is a little basic and child-oriented at times, but I it was highly interesting nonetheless, and I am thinking and hearing language in entirely different ways.

I love this series, they’re all so enlightening. They seem to be aimed at adults and children alike, so the language is a little basic and child-oriented at times, but I it was highly interesting nonetheless, and I am thinking and hearing language in entirely different ways.

“Naked and alone we came into exile,” wrote the American novelist Thomas Wolfe in his 1929 novel Look Homeward, Angel. “In her dark womb we did not know our mother’s face; from the prison of her flesh we come into the unspeakable and incommunicable prison of this earth … Which of us is not forever a stranger and alone?”….


For some, friendship has become a vocabulary as obscure as Sanskrit…