I've had this post semi-written in my drafts for a couple of weeks now and kept completely forgetting to finish it off in the chaos of deadlines which was the last week's of term, but better late than never. This is a list of 5 poems by brilliant women which were read out at The … Continue reading Brilliant Poems About Women by Women
At the start of September I started doing reading for the 2nd year of my course (I study English Literature at Lancaster university) and since then I've read nothing that wasn't on my reading list. Although I have enjoyed some of the novels, films and poems I've analysed my way through; I've never felt connected … Continue reading Why Haven’t I Posted in 3 Months?
The basic outline of this book is a lonely, socially awkward, butterfly collecting man falls in love with a young woman. He decides the only way to make her fall in love with him is to kidnap her and keep her, like one of his butterflies, as a collectors item. He falls in love with … Continue reading The Way to a Woman’s Heart is by Kidnapping it – ‘The Collector’ by John Fowles
I am lucky enough the live very close to an amazing independent cinema and when I saw they would be showing a taped version of Richard II from the Globe theater I couldn't resist. Despite knowing absolutely nothing about the plot, I'm an English Literature student and Shakespeare done right reminds me why I'm studying … Continue reading All The Globe’s a Stage -From The Globe Theatre ‘Richard II’
It may seem that the fact i haven't posted in two months is an indicator that I've given up on reading and blogging but the opposite is the case. I've spent the last two months entrenched in my post exam tradition of reading the seven Harry Potter books back to back. I started this tradition … Continue reading Harry Potter Hiatus (Why I Haven’t Posted in 2 Months)
There are no words to truly express how horrific the events of this weekend in Orlando were. 50 people are dead, more are in a critical condition. A safe space for LGBT individuals was violated and it is going to take a long time for the community to truly recover. In the process of recovering … Continue reading My Freedom – a poem in response to the Orlando shooting
This novel is a a diary-clearer, I have read it multiple times in the past few years and every time it has taken no more than two days to read. based on Alexander Dumas 'The Count of Monte Cristo' Stephen Fry creates a modern retelling of the classic story, drawing direct comparisons through the use … Continue reading An Addictive, Vindictive Read – ‘The Star’s Tennis Balls’ by Stephen Fry