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Been Out For A While

Haha, I've been off for a while partly due to FFXIII and because I got an offer to do Medicine. I'm obviously crazy-happy right now and very busy. Will be taking a step back from all my fandoms and anything fun to concentrate on getting the exam results I need, but it will all be worth it in the end I hope. Probs be back with withdrawal issues in August! But I am finally 18 in two days! Which has been a long time coming, especially if you are like me and refuse to lie about your age to get a paypal account- so Ebay here I come on Saturday.

I ordered some books today- Perfume (Patrick Suskind) and Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)- i wonder if any of you have read this- it has highly dodgy themes but from reading an extract in class I can understand why it is often called one of the greatest masterpieces of english literature- you read it and it has this irresistable rhythm and comes across as soooooo effortless- it's just a pleasure to read DESPITE how sick you feel at the concepts- and I've only read three pages of it! I'm told Perfume is also disturbing ^_^

Does anyone have any books about love they can recommend? We're studying Love Through the Ages  in English Literature- from Medieval Lit (Chaucer and Malory) to right now- and we have to remember all these quotes of by heart for the exam- "wider reading"- haha. I'll start; Jeanette Winterson is a brilliant female writer- I'd recommend Written on the Body or Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, especially if you are into your feminist or lesbian writers. She is another author that is just addictive to read.

And OMG New Glee only starts a week later in the UK- do you know how priveleged I feel- and that is defo a fandom I'm saving for August ^_^ Watch and Learn Livingtv!!! 

...is now off to read Lady Chatterly's Lover - oh god, all these male writers are growing on me.



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Apr. 8th, 2010 04:09 pm (UTC)
Happy early birthday in case you're not about on the day to see any wishes ♥

I haven't read Lolita, but I saw the movie. I always made it a point to try and get the book since I enjoyed the film. I can understand why it's dodgy to a lot of people, even summarizing it into a little sentence or paragraph for people will probably turn them off it. Sadly/Lukily, numerous years of witnessing Bad Things on the internet kind of makes you almost immune to these things after a while.

Might try and get Written on the Body and/or Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit sometime. You get such interesting books to study, I wish we did anything cool in english, both when I was in school and right now. Fucking Macbeth. I hate him and I'm damn sure he hates me too.

Hoshit I've been so out of the loop Gleewise. I need to sit down and watch lots of it again.
Apr. 8th, 2010 04:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

From what I've read it's great but I'm paranoid everything has a dodgy second meaning- I guess some of the best books are the most controversial. I do find my disgust threshold is pretty high because of the internet you know and that's mainly from the accidental stuff that appears out of nowhere! It was really bad only a few years ago when I had dial up but now I never get pop ups. yay!

Last year we did Struggle for Identity in Modern Lit which was quite good (felt sorry for the boys in my class because it was all about feminism!). Macbeth does sound dull and sorta scary. We had to do Anthony & Cleopatra for our coursework so I luckily I won't have to look at that again.

I really want it to come out on DVD- it's like the only thing I want for my bday and it isn't out yet :(
Apr. 9th, 2010 12:25 am (UTC)
Oh, Lolita. One of my favourite novels. Something about the way it is written, I should think. The prose is gorgeous, and the thing is so darkly tongue-in-cheek; hilarious, uncomfortable, savage and sharp. ♥
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