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.
- 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-