Here’s to the new year!

Hello, and a happy new year to you, my lovely readers.-

It’s finally 2017, after the rather too literal monster of a year, 2016. (It was awful at points, right?) Anyway, let’s not dwell on that. New year, new attitude, and all that.

This was a website that began all the way back in 2012; it has gone through many guises since then. First just a young teenage rambling pot, a fashion faux par of a website, history, and, finally, lifestyle. And if there was anything that I could advise you on, in terms of the latter, is to read. Read as much as you can, just to experience the world outside of your own life.

I have loved to read since I first learnt to do so.

I wanted to write this first post, encouraging you to do so, because it is educative. Your thinking widens, ideas sharpen, and you can formulate yourself as a person. It also is a good thing to discuss with friends, family, etc.

To start you off, here are all the books I read last year:

  • Pain, parties, work By Elizabeth Winder.
  • Station 11 
  • Mates, dates, and inflatable bras by Cathy Hopkins.
  • The White House years.
  • The letters of Sylvia Plath.
  • We are all made of stars by Rowan Coleman. X2
  • How to be Parisian. X2
  • The curious incident of the dog in the night time.
  • Audrey at home.
  • Boys in the trees by Carly Simon. X2
  • I capture the castle by Dodi Smith.
  • Moranifesto by Caitlin Moran.
  • This is the real life.
  • Lies we tell ourselves.
  • New York Jackie.
  • Salem falls by Jodi Picoult.
  • The great gatsby.
  • Nineteen minutes by Jodi Picoult.
  • Searching for grace Kelly. X2
  • Sylvia Plath in Devon by Gail Crowther.
  • Keeping faith.
  • Off the page.
  • Sister, missing by Sophie Mackenzie 
  • The memory book by Rowan Coleman
  • Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
  • How to build a girl by Caitlin Moran
  • The beautiful game
  • Ballet shoes from Noel Shettfield
  • A curious career by Lynn Barber.
  • Reasons to stay alive by Matt Haig.
  • Baby doll.
  • A streetcar named Desire.
  • Deathless.
  • An evil cradling.
  • Revenge wears Prada.
  • Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys.
  • Dreaming in French by Alice Kaplan.
  • Andree’s war.
  • The unseen world
  • Clover moon by Jacqueline Wilson
  • Small great things.
  • Paper aeroplanes.
  • The muse by Jessie Burton.
  • Lady Chatterlys lover
  • The girl on the train by Paula Hawkins.
  • The graduate.
  • Asking for it. 
  • Whispers through a megaphone.
  • The whistler.
  • The ugly sister.
  • The shadow of the wind.
  • We are completely beside ourselves.
  • Tales from the secret annexe.
  • Elizabeth is missing 

Caitlin Moran makes a good point, in comparison to search engines; a book is more specialised, more specific even, than a popular result on the internet. They have more to teach us than the potential of falsehoods online. You don’t even have to digest a huge book; start small.

Hopefully this post doesn’t come off as too condescending, however I think Reading is key to a good lifestyle. It could even just be BBC news-anything.

Okay, rant over-

Lydia

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