Having spoken to friends about their New Year’s Resolutions and commented on lots of blog posts in which people have carefully planned out their reading aspirations for 2013, I feel that it would be remiss of me to avoid coming up with a reading resolution of my own.
In light of this I have decided to read more books with strange, unusual, silly or quirky titles.
I will not read these titles exclusively, but as and when the mood takes me. As long as I read more of these than I did last year, I win.
I’m off to a good start as I am reading The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making which was a Christmas present I requested from my little sister after spotting it in a bookshop and reading a good review of it on Temperanceblog.
Happy new year, readers! Instead of telling you my New Years Resolutions, I’m interested to hear what you would like to see from me.
I am hoping to bring you some exciting book related posts in 2013, but am really interested to know what you would like to see on The Book and Biscuit in 2013. If you have any ideas for blog posts in 2013, please submit them via the form below.
Check out this portrait of Emily Bronte which is up for auction. She’s so beautiful, though I’m not sure how realistic it can be- I’ve never seen eyes like that outside a Disney film. If I were rich and had a suitable wall to hang it on, I’d definitely be tempted!
I’m aware that I’m very slow off the mark here, but in case you haven’t read it, here’s a link to Rings the poem written by poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy to commemorate the Royal Wedding.
There was a lot of controversy about whether she would or should agree to write a poem for the Royal Wedding, but I’ll leave that aside. It’s the poem that I’m interested in today.
I think it’s quite awkward and stilted, it doesn’t flow from the heart and lacks the punch of her other poetry. Actually I’m not feeling any of the list they have provided. What do you think of it all?