Hello everyone! I disappeared for a while didn't I? If you don't follow me on my social media accounts, you may not know that I caused a whole lot of drama and ended up being rushed into hospital for emergency bowel surgery. It's an incredibly long and traumatic story that I won't go into here but I'm now happy and recovering at home. Thank you for all of your support in the past few weeks. I wouldn't have been able to cope without all your love and kind words. You're all absolute gems! Unfortunately, I've been forced to defer my university course for a year because the recovery process will take me a while but I'm thinking that could give me a lot more time to devote to Little V! It's not all bad. I'm really hoping to get back into the swing of things now so do let me know if there's anything you'd like to see in the future below.
The other day I decided to be a little bit brave and pop in to one of the charity shops in town in search of even more books. I know, I'm a menace. You lot, like myself, love a good nose so I thought I'd share the two books that I picked up as well as offering up a few little thoughts on the both of them. I'm just that thoughtful. Please let me know what you think about the books in the comments below! P.S Hello Moira! Thanks for reading!
to the lighthouse by virginia woolf
3 for £2 paperback deal
PUBLISHER: wordsworth classics
PUBLISHER: wordsworth classics
I found this at the back of the book shop in the classics section and instantly pounced on it. The beautiful front cover design and the unbroken spine pretty much sold this copy to me. TO THE LIGHTHOUSe, in an extremely basic sense, is centred around the Ramsey family and their summer visits to the lighthouse. I have a difficult relationship with Woolf. I can never seem to read her work with the same fluidity that I am able to with other novelists. However, I am determined to enjoy this novel wholeheartedly. I'm actually studying this for my Modernism class so I don't really have a choice but to read it! It's not that I don't love the use of stream of consciousness, as well as the numerous other things that Modernism stands for and is characterised by, because I do. I think it's just sometimes difficult to sit down with a novel that smothers its plot and delicious character development in the ordinary and the introspective, even though that too is something I adore. Bloody hell, I'm confused. If you haven't guessed by now, I love literature that challenges me and sates my desire for learning and for immense feeling. I really hope this novel and I will get along swimmingly. I, of course, will let you know!the road by cormac mccarthy
3 FOR £2 PAPERBACK DEAL
*i have seen the film adaptation
I may shock you when I tell you that I opted to see the film adaptation prior to reading the book. Shock horror! I've sold out, haven't I?! I'm hoping that it won't ruin my reading experience because I have heard nothing but good things about this book. If you aren't aware, THE ROAD follows a father and son as they navigate a post-apocolyptic world. I was in bits at the film but I'm pretty sure that the book will cut me up into a million more pieces. I've read the first page and I think the tone is pretty much perfect so we'll see how it goes. I think I'll put this quite low down on my 'To Read pile' in order to distance it from the film adaptation so as not to spoil it but I'm looking forward to reading it in a strange oh-god-i'm-going-to-weep way.
Once again, I am beyond chuffed with my recent purchases. What the hell would I do without second hand book shops?! What have you been buying from the charity shops lately? Any books that I really need to know about? Let me know what you think of these books in the comments below! Thank you for all of your support recently. Here's to the future of Little V. I'm off to continue hauling all of my things back into my old bedroom. I say that but I'm not allowed to carry things yet so I'll just be shouting from the sidelines. Hurrah! ♥