It’s a weird thing to think about – but because I’ve been so completely absorbed in my studying and academics over the past few years (with the time I haven’t been studying spent with family, friends and living new experiences etc.) – that it has meant that my reading has mainly been left for the holidays and summer months, and so consequently, long periods have passed by where I haven’t been reading any books for pleasure. This has often resulted in me coming back to reading only to find that the books I had previously been reading/eyeing – I’m no longer interested in.Continue reading “Changing My Reading to Fit Who I am Now…”
Classics Vintage Book Haul!
Hello everyone, and welcome back to my blog. Yesterday, I took a lovely trip to Portobello Road Market in London, and stumbled upon a book stall selling beautiful vintage books. The book seller told me that the books were over a hundred years old, and once I heard that I knew that I had to stop, have a proper look, and make the according purchases!! I’m so excited to share the three books that I bought with you, for a bargain price of £25 in total…Continue reading “Classics Vintage Book Haul!”
Title: Anna Karenina
Author: Leo Tolstoy
“She was enchanting in her simple black dress, enchanting were her full arms with the bracelets on them, enchanting her firm neck with its string of pearls, enchanting her curly hair in disarray, enchanting the graceful, light movements of her small feet and hands, enchanting that beautiful face in its animation; but there was something terrible and cruel in her enchantment.”
There is something very special and enjoyable about reading a magnificent 1,000 page long Russian tale woven and written by one of literature’s greatest storyteller’s. This story is ultimately about a captivating woman and a non-conformist farmer, but it is also about so, so, so much more. It’s about Stepan Arkadyvich – reckless but still somehow likeable, Alexei Alexandrovich – despite never having done anything technically wrong you somehow lose all sympathy for him, Kitty – you love her for her glamour and then stay for her sweetness and Dolly, Serzoyha and of course… our man, Vronsky.Continue reading “Anna Karenina”