I am sick. Scratchy throat, pounding head, blocked ears, clogged nose, horrible cough. The works. The only thing to do is stay at home in bed, with my hot water bottle, a cup of tea, and a good book. Of course. So here is my definitive list of books to read while sick. The Silent […]Read more "Sick Daze"
Auckland Art Gallery is one of my favourite places. I love it’s quiet halls, the comings-and-goings of strangers, the shifting spaces and worlds. I went there last sunday, and came across this colour projection, which is a continuation of last year’s Light Show. As you walk in front of the colours, they shift and change. […]Read more "Murakami Monday: Colour"
As you may have guessed, Donna Tartt is one of my favourite authors. Her second novel The Little Friend seems to always be forgotten – in interviews, in articles, in praise and blurbs. I suppose the cult following of The Secret History drowned out the release of this book, and then the frenzy surrounding The Goldfinch swept it to the side. […]Read more "Literary Wardrobe: The Little Friend"
Spoilers. Obvs. The Fault in our Stars Everytime. Just last month I was re-reading it, and my sister walked upstairs to find me sobbing: “He dies!” I cried. To which she replied, “I know, you’ve told me the last three times. Do you expect the ending to change?” Why yes. Yes I do. The Lover’s […]Read more "Books that made me cry"
Winter is here. And with it comes The Winter Blues. Caused by a deficiency of sunlight, the body begins to feel heavy and darkness creeps over the mind. I should spend more time outside, but my go-to remedy is reading. (It seems like reading is my remedy for every ailment.) Ceridwen Dovey’s recent article in […]Read more "Can Reading Make you Happier?"
I know it’s Tuesday, but alas. I just finished re-reading Murakami’s most famous title Norwegian Wood. The last time I read this novel I was a teenager and this experience made me realise how much my age frames reading and interpreting the words on the page. I loved Norwegian Wood when I was still in high school, and […]Read more "Murakami Monday: Re-reading Norwegian Wood"
“We felt the imprisonment of being a girl, the way it made your mind active and dreamy, and how you ended up knowing which colors went together. We knew that the girls were our twins, that we all existed in space like animals with identical skins, and that they knew everything about us though we […]Read more "Literary Wardrobe: The Virgin Suicides"