Four months is a long time in blogging world. Yes, it has been that long since my last blog post in June, and boy has the world continued to get stranger since then. I certainly am not going to use this blog to put the world straight, even if I knew what that meant, but … Continue reading Coming Back from an Unintentional Break
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)
Just a quick blog post today, to say a very Happy Easter to all who visit my blog, whatever part of the world you are from! The weather has been and is surprisingly lovely in southern England, and I hope that despite the struggles with the world right now, you are safe, well and as … Continue reading Happy Easter to you All!
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
This is our passion. The world has given us gifts, and it is my endeavour now to explore and share my thoughts on the wonderful treasure of literature that has been handed down to us over the last 3000 years. The world today has many problems, but we do live in a time that is … Continue reading Creating a blog on the classics