Literary Wardrobe: Sunday Morning

“Complacencies of the peignoir, and late Coffee and oranges in a sunny chair…” – Wallace Stevens An articulation of thoughts on a Sunday morning, thoughts that have often been with me on Sunday mornings. Messy sheets and hair, warm blankets and light creeping through the cracks in the curtain, coffee and honeycomb toast. Solitude, motion, emotion. […]

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Lizzy Bennet

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that Elizabeth Bennet is one of the most inspiring heroines in literaturWell, I think she is. Although she does conform to society in the end and marry a wealthy man, just as she ought to, she does not go about it in the traditional way. First published in 1813, Pride […]

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Ben Okri – The Age of Magic

It is hard to find the words to express how I felt while reading this book. I read it while I was sick, and the line, “one of the benefits of illness: giving people time to catch up with themselves, to arrive at where they are in life’s fast-moving story” really struck me; reminding me […]

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What I learned from Middlesex

1. Every action has a reaction. Although the novel is about an adolescent in 20th century Detroit, the story starts decades earlier, before Cal was born. 2. People are people, not science experiments. Cal is transgender, and as a teenage girl find herself the subject of speculation and science, an object to figure out and […]

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Ali Smith’s The Accidental

I first picked up this book when I was fifteen and quickly discarded it. Five years later I had nothing to read, so I opened it once again, and found myself putting it down a few hours later, this book had my head spinning. I loved how Smith guided the reader throughout the text by […]

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