‘Astragal’ by Albertine Sarrazin

I wanted to readĀ AstragalĀ as soon as I saw the blurb- it sounded like my perfect book, particularly as for a while I've been a bit obsessed with all things '60s. Once I found out a bit about Albertine Sarrazin's life, I was even more eager to start it. My edition included an introduction by Patti… Continue reading ‘Astragal’ by Albertine Sarrazin

What I want to be when I grow up

Sometimes it gets very hard to remember that exams and school won't last forever. I think secondary school gave me tunnel vision in regards to the future. Because of how the system is set up all focus is on one month at the end of Year 11, meaning that anything beyond that month becomes mere… Continue reading What I want to be when I grow up

‘Bad Behaviour’ by Mary Gaitskill

Apologies for my long absence- I've been deep in exam season. It's almost over, though, so I should be back to regularly posting soon! In general I avoid reading short stories at all costs- the result of having to study an anthology of them for GCSEs and loathing it- but Bad Behaviour may have changed… Continue reading ‘Bad Behaviour’ by Mary Gaitskill