Photo by Road Trip with Raj on Unsplash * "Why don't you read something fun for a change?" I actually get this question quite a lot. I normally brush the question off like a bug on my shoulder, my response generally being "I don't know what you mean by fun", but I have started to think lately about … Continue reading Is it Fun to Read the Classics?
This is my fourth ‘Thoughts On’ post of an Émile Zola book, and as well as talking about the novel Nana itself, I will also reflect on judging others, something the novel made me think about a lot. What I would like to say right at the start is that after my rather disappointing experience … Continue reading Thoughts On Nana by Émile Zola (and some thoughts on judging others)
Photo by Siora Photography on Unsplash * I've found myself in a very strange place recently, a place I never thought I'd find myself. It began when I started to read The Kill by Émile Zola a couple of weeks ago. Not being a very long novel, I anticipated it wouldn't take me too long to get through … Continue reading To Read or Not to Read Two Books at Once
Photo by Moodywalk on Unsplash * I, like many people was very disturbed to learn of the recent and sudden death of the basketball icon Kobe Bryant and his 13 year old daughter, as well as several other people, in a helicopter crash on Sunday. With this, and the commemorations of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of … Continue reading Books that help You Cope with Life