Friday, 31 July 2015

4 Light-hearted Summer Reads /LifeLogos

The last book related post I did was My Autumnal reads’ and now seeing as the summer has come it would only be fitting to do a summer book post too. So here are a few books that I have read/ reread over the summer that I would recommend to others. These are all rather light hearted books that are easy to read but nonetheless the writing and the plot had me hooked. For me personally when the weathers as good as it’s been recently and the suns’ just shining I prefer sitting outside with these sort of light hearted reads. My more grummy and dark preference of literature I prefer for the evenings or when were generally having darker rainy days…which we have a lot of here in good ‘ol Brittan.

 The first in my post is not actually a book but rather a notebook. I brought this one in a dark bottled green form Primark about a few months ago. The books an A5 size and its lined from inside which was exactly what I needed. I had been on the search for a snug A5 notebook I could keep at hand to be able write in instead of writing my poem on the random pieces of paper and having them eventually get lost. It’s good to have a book to keep all my random bits of writing in together.

The second is ‘The Secret Dreamworld of a shopaholic’ which being an old publication had no mention of its theatre remake. Upon reading it I realised it was the novel that ‘Confessions of a Shopaholic’ was made upon. This was seriously exciting for my year 5 year old self I must say and upon reading it again I’ve loved it even more. Sophie Kinsella is one of my favourite Chick Flick authors and her series just so seamlessly interlink from one book to another. If you love the movie I would recommend reading the rest of the series.

This book again is a book which I remember buying from the works when I was about 12…but id still pick that up again now if I saw it. Haha. The book itself has many fairy-tale of all different kinds: Traditional, Cultural, Dark, Moral based. Reading them at that age to be honest I did not understand them and had abandoned the book for a long time, until recently my nieces came over and spotted it on my shelf and took it out. And when I started reading the Fairy-tales to them I began to understand the tales and absolutely loved them and guess what my nieces one being 10 the other 8 didn’t like them. They just didn’t understand a word I had read no matter how many words I synonymised for easier words and how I tried to thin out the plot they just didn’t like it…maybe I’ll try again in another 7-8 years.

The next book is crescendo by Bella Flitzpatrick. This book is amazing I absolutely fell in love with every one of the character especially Nora. This one is the darker one out of the rest, sort of a ‘Twilighty’ novel of a fallen Angel-‘patch’ and the tales that unfold around him and the girl he must protect-Nora. This book was written beautifully and it a trilogy… which I must confess I haven’t read…yet but I intend to. It for me, in some places, felt too much like twilight to the way it was told but I loved both books.

The last book was one I recently got upon the suggestion of PersueProject and it is called ‘Elizabeth is missing’ the plot totally drew me in when she was explaining it in one of her videos. It’s about a women suffering from dementia who has the memory span of about 10 minutes it is narrated from her point of view which makes it quite a sad read. The prologue was one that really intrigued me and was another reason I continued reading. The writing style so far I really like and seeing the character profile of this women itself develop. 

Sunday, 12 April 2015

The Circus

The Circus
Every time the three brass hands of the clock overlapped on the number 12, written in swirls of golden ink, every heart within the circus skipped a beat, an unnoticeable second breath.  The clock itself was a magnificent beauty, twisted pieces of gold, brass and sliver gently entwined surrounding the main body of the clock. Stars, the deepest shade of crimson placed abruptly in between the coiled mess, suddenly fading into the background. First they go unnoticed, but as you stand still in trance of the exquisiteness a mere clock can hold, you see the slightest piece of red peeking out through out the gloriously rich metallic colours. And that is when your sight changes, nothing is at all the same now and it never will be. That is also when you truly begin to comprehend the complexity behind the saying ‘Nothing is precisely what it seems', and you wonder how you could have been so ignorant to the everyday intricacies of life continuously controlled by magic. Or as you will come to call it enchantment. Then shifting the weight of your feet onto your toes, you pivot, turning back to the circus, accepting that once strange feeling to be the circus calling you back.  The instinctive feeling of comfort and belonging as soon as you pass the red line entering, entering the circus. Even though it seemed a mere line, the difference was buzzing within the air. And your step felt instantly lighter. 

Monday, 12 January 2015

A random few

Going through an old camera memory card just made me think there’s just something about the way a natural moment is caught in between the flash of camera lens. No pretence, no structure just realism. After looking at the many futile pictures that flood our many news feeds, to look at something different may feel so abrupt it may just take your breath away. Sometimes, just walking and randomly seeing something that catches your eye and capturing it in the moment is such a satisfying accomplishment. Catching an unguarded smile, or the moment just before a sneeze, is everything. I don’t think I’ve ever sat tight and waited for a blog post as much as I did for this one. It was a post by Ella Grace Denton and in it she shared the most beautiful roll of film which she had accidently run over with her car, letting light into it. The few she showed on Instagram turned out so magical I had to see the rest of them. Its funny how something that was an accident turned out so positively, shows how you can always find good in anything if you try. SO I thought I’d share a few of the images which stuck out for me in this random memory card-