Saturday, 30 April 2016

'HANDS'


Recently I've jumped back into my love for poetry and starting reading my old favourites such as Silvia Plath's 'Ariel' and Lord Byron's 'Darkness'. I felt incredibly inspired by the beauty of their words and thought I'd try my hand (excuse the pun) at my own piece of poetry. Whilst it's nothing special, I feel proud of how the words just flowed out of my head and into a roughly poetic structure. Be Kind.



A glimpse of the past, the troubles you’ve faced and the work you’ve proudly strived for. 
Beaten, neglected, nourished or cared for… 
What do yours say?!
Fate’s calculated crevices daintily mark my smooth pinked skin mischievously capturing the truths and hardships that my future self knows only too well-
the amount of innocent products of my love I am to nuzzle to my breast,
the amount of long years I am to roam the earth in search of my true purpose and 
the amount of precious years I will remain nestled within the protecting arms of my love. 


THE SECRET HISTORY BY DONNA TARTT (REVIEW)



So just to start this post off guys… This is possibly one of the best books I’ve read for a LOOOONNNG time and I’m gonna be shouting about it from the rooftops for quite a while!
I’d seen Youtuber Books and Quills talk about this book and I thought why not buy it, it sounds kind of interesting and it was part of the Amazon 3 for £10 deal- even better! 

Starting the book I wasn’t completely grabbed by it, maybe because I wasn’t giving it my full attention or maybe because I’d just read 2 books really quickly and my brain was still lagging behind with the previous story… but yeah I wasn’t hooked. BUT me being me I couldn’t leave it unread so I stopped for a while and came back to it and that’s where the fun started. 

What I loved so much about it was the mystery, the simplicity, the presence of the forgotten past in the lives of these beautifully developed characters and by the end of the book I wanted to start reading Classical Greek literature as well as feeling like I’d made a bunch of new friends.  The depth that Tartt goes into with her characters is perfection and every event, sentence and word is hand-picked to be just right.  As well as this, it’s lyrical, visual and ultimately transports you to the story so you feel you’re experiencing it alongside the characters. 

Yes the story line is mysterious and has its ups and downs but don’t go into the book expecting anything big or flashy because you’ll be disappointed. It’s rooted in real life emotions and is very relatable to the lives of college (university) students, like myself. 

The several twists that Tarr threw my way kept me hooked and statements like ‘No way!’ or ‘I wouldn’t have thought that’ regularly escaped my lips. 

I’ll definitely be reading it again, once I’ve passed it around everyone I know.

Let me know what you’re favourite reads are and what you’d class as you’re favourite recent read?

Enjoy


WHEN LIFE GETS IN THE WAY


This year has been a crazy one and I’ve been quite possibly the worst blogger ever- I hold my hands up! Every time I sat down to write, life just got in the way! Assignment stress, getting used to living in a city (which is much harder than you think when you’re from the country!), learning to drive, changing jobs… amongst all the other ups and downs that have come my way. But non the less I am back…my brain’s been craving a creative output to get stuck into and writing just works for me. I'm letting the excuses slide and I'm trying hard to do what makes me happy, and give myself some "ME" time!

Keep your eyes peeled for some exciting posts coming up… My ideas have been endless because of my little break so writers block certainly won’t be an issue for a while! (unless I’ve just jinxed it!)

Be back soon





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