I have been a bit on the absent end of things (bit of a theme here at Virtually read at the moment, haha) but here are some books I’ve bought recently and the stories behind them! A post about why I haven’t been posting (not just busyness and uni, except also both those things) is forthcoming :). Also this is a tiny bit late but I had a minor life crisis right before I intended to post it and I had the words and the photos so I thought I should still try.
My university hosts a once-a month market day, with random stalls selling everything from baking to clothing to apparently, books. I saw them earlier in the day but was like ‘yeah I don’t need more’… but then realised that of course I did! I came to university 8 months ago with a few cookbooks and about 5 novels. Now I have about 30 (not many, but bear in mind I have a small bookshelf…) Anyway, here’s the books I got recently.
- The Taming of the Shrew
I want to enjoy Shakespeare when I didn’t at school, and this comedy seemed like a good place to start.
2. Radio Silence
I bought this last month on Book Depository. I intend to reread it (my friend is currently borrowing it so she can relate to the anti-high-school sentiments) because it meant so much to me before I became a university student. (no picture, sorry!)
3. The Catcher in the Rye
I read this at the end of 2015 I think? I kind of wanted to use it for english. It was very fun and I liked it and I love penguin editions and I wanted to reread so for $2, it seemed a good deal.
4. Love in the Time of Cholera
It sounds good and literary and I feel it will grow my brain cells and maybe be interesting. Mostly bought because it was a penguin edition and I really like the plain stripy orange covers.
5. The House at Pooh Corner
I remember watching (and possibly reading) Winnie the Pooh when I was really young, like about 5 or 6. I also very distinctly remember my mother reading to whole family a Pooh story about 4 years ago, and everyone from my 7 year old sister to my dad enjoying it.
I spotted a book of Winnie the Pooh quotes at this book sale and so I decided to buy it for my friend, who I thought would appreciate this (it was a spontaneous kind of day). She was very charmed by this gesture. Anyway, since then we’ve had lots of read-aloud Winnie the Pooh sessions, including lots of bedtime stories or while room tidying. It is very wholesome and extremely fun.
6. Atonement by Ian McEwan
This was a birthday present. I have read it, though, and it was for school therefore a fair amount of analysing was done. I think I will probably exchange this but I shockingly haven’t got around to it.
Have you got any books recently? What should I swap atonement for? Am I going to fail all my exams?