The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

“What she had realised was that love was that moment when your heart was about to burst” -Stieg Larrson

Cornelia Funke

“Isn’t it odd how much fatter a book gets when you’ve read it several times?… As if something were left between the pages every time you read it. Feelings, thoughts, sounds, smells…and then,… Continue reading

In a Station of the Metro, by Ezra Pound

One month on and I’m still stuck on Ezra Pound. Actually love his poems at the moment. In the Station of the Metro The apparition of these faces in the crowd; Petals on… Continue reading

The River Merchant’s Wife: A Letter, by Ezra Pound

While my hair was still cut straight across my forehead I played about the front gate, pulling flowers. You came by on bamboo stilts, playing horse, You walked about my seat, playing with… Continue reading

Eat, Pray, Love

”I explained that deep grief sometimes is almost like a specific location, a coordinate on a map of time. When you are standing in that forest of sorrow, you cannot imagine that you… Continue reading

Review: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo- Stieg Larsson

The Millenium Triology was what Swedish author Steig Larsson presented to his publisher in late 2004. Alhough Larrson did not live long enough to see the phenomenom his work has become, he has left behind a… Continue reading

The Great Gatsby

“In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars” – F.Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Franz Kafka

”We need the books that affect us like disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a… Continue reading

Review: One Day- David Nicholls

Wow. David Nicholls truly deserves a pat on the back after this one. Deeply moving and poignantly wrote, One Day is the novel everyone cannot stop talking about and the story everyone wishes… Continue reading

Review: The Bell Jar- Sylvia Plath

The first question I asked myself as I finished reading this novel was how did it take me 20 years to finally sit down and read this? Taking place in the glamour of… Continue reading