Monthly Archives: September 2013

Money, Life, and Uni Students

“Live life to the fullest,” they say. “You only get one shot, why don’t you try something new every day?” “Everyone should go skydiving at least once, so they can feel completely alive.”   These voices remind us, day in … Continue reading

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#1 “Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov

   1. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov 2. Holiday in Cambodia – Laura Jean McKay 3. Only Human – Gareth Roberts 4. Beautiful Chaos – Gary Russell 5. The Silent Stars – Dan Abnett 6. American Gods – Neil Gaiman 7. Every Breath – Ellie Marney 8. Neverwhere – Neil Gaiman 9. Delirium – Lauren Oliver 10. Pandemonium … Continue reading

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The First Step

I have a serious addiction. To date I have spent hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars. Not to mention the hours I have spent hunched in a corner, shining my phone onto my various black-and-white prizes in their beautiful coloured … Continue reading

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The “Solitary” Writer?

People view writing as such a solitary activity. A man, usually in a turtle neck and some kind of glasses, typing on some kind of typewriter by prolific candlelight with a glass of whisky on one side and a half-smoked … Continue reading

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Good ol’ London Town

Today, while I was avoiding reading Lolita on my break at work, I answered one of those competition links that so often pop up on Facebook. (Note to self: NEVER skim read the blurb. “Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita is a dark and daring story of … Continue reading

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If you love me let me go

Everybody, apparently, has that one song that sums up their entire lives. Or a movie. Or even a book. For me, I have never had that. I don’t think that makes me weird . But to be honest, I never … Continue reading

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