The Bloody Chamber isn’t necessarily a retelling of the fairy tales we grew up with, but rather a series of dark, sensual stories that have a foundation in these stories and have taken on a life of their own. The gothic is never far away, hinted at through the repeated motifs of blood, roses, virginity and secluded manor houses. These stories bring attention to the underlying elements of fairytales that are often disturbing, using these traditional tales to discuss contemporary issues. What’s prevalent is that the female voices are the centre of these stories. Continue reading “REVIEW: The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter”
As a blogger, it turns out I’ve been set in my ways. I’ve been running What A Difference A Word Makes for a year now and, apart from a layout change a couple of months ago, it hasn’t really changed at all. I’ve fallen into the trap of a routine, which in my case makes me lazy. So I’ve set myself some blogging goals for 2017, and one of them was taking part in different memes. So, this is my first attempt to join in a meme. Forgive me if I make any blundering mistakes, I’m learning. WWW is hosted by Taking on the World of Words. Each Wednesday book enthusiasts share their read by answering three questions:
The Three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next? Continue reading “WWW Wednesdays”
It happened; I fell of the literary wagon and bought more books. I think we all knew this would happen really. It was only a matter of time. Christmas money and festive withdrawal were bound to lead me into the comfort of a new read. I was in such a feverish state of need that I don’t actually remember when or where I bought Holding up the Universe. That’s bad, isn’t it? Anyway, the good thing is that now my pockets are lighter I can re-impose the book ban and we need never speak of this again. But before that, here are the books I bought while my will was weak: Continue reading “BOOKISH FINDS: Post-Christmas Splurge”