October 12th, 2014

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September 28th, 2014
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Thanks to my fucking awesome photographer niebezpieczne <3 

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Thanks to my fucking awesome photographer niebezpieczne <3 

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September 26th, 2014
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Perfect bookstore escalator art is perfect. #latergram #gameofthrones (at Fully Booked, Alabang Town Center)

skysignal:

Perfect bookstore escalator art is perfect. #latergram #gameofthrones (at Fully Booked, Alabang Town Center)

wordpainting:

Yes, they do.

wordpainting:

Yes, they do.

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May 27th, 2014

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Alice

thomerama:

Alice

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August 1st, 2013

Lady OracleLady Oracle by Margaret Atwood
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is my first foray into Atwood and I really enjoyed it. I was drawn into Joan’s life and into her Gothic Romance which runs through Atwood’s narrative.

However I was expecting a little more drama and suspense. The blurb on my edition made it sound as if Joan had many parallel lives where she was enacting scandalous lives of excitement a la The Talented Mr Ripley. This is not the case, she merely changes names a few times and the big ‘fake death’ plot is really a frame for the narrative of Joan’s life rather than the main plot of the story, it takes up a few chapters and that’s it. Her other ‘lives’ ie her fat young self and the more confident grown up others are a bit obvious and, really, don’t we all have skeleton’s in our closets like a ‘fat’ period, an ‘ugly’ period etc in our adolescence? I sympathised with her at these points, but I wasn’t shocked by her ‘secret life’.

There is also a point about midway through the narrative where either Atwood, Joan or myself becomes very confused about what timeline they’re in. Contact with Arthur is made but I wasn’t sure when or where until I’d finished the chapter. While this could be a modern twist it appears in an otherwise easy to follow narrative and seems out of place.

As Joan writes her Gothic Romance she mentions that the new popular trend is to add images of the occult. Naturally Atwood then herself begins to slip the occult into Joan’s real life and these images are eerie but, I think, mostly unnecessary unless Joan is supposed to be sliding into some sort of hysterical breakdown: in which case it is unsustained and erratic. I felt Atwood was aiming for Du Maurier’s ‘Rebecca’ atmosphere but was falling short into Joan’s own romances.

Yet I was still involved in Joan’s life, her problems with her mother and her lack of ability to really connect with the men in her life. This was the plot I enjoyed as the fake death plot didn’t really grip me and I thought Arthur’s activism was as weak Joan did.

After reading some of the negative reviews on here suggesting this is a weak novel compared to others I am excited to read more of Atwood’s work, I enjoyed this book despite the minor lapse and my own expectations so I’m sure I’ll love her other novels!

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July 29th, 2013
joedoes:

At Chapters. Good to see all my favourites on there.

joedoes:

At Chapters. Good to see all my favourites on there.

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July 27th, 2013