Tuesday, 17 November 2015

A-z lil' old me.

So carrying on from yesterday's post, I've put together a bunch of facts about me so you all know who the girl behind the blog is. Tonight I'm only doing two as I've got a bunch on Uni work to get on with!

G- Gatsby.
So I'm a massive bookworm, I've spent years buried in books. I think if my life flashed before my eyes it would just be a montage of different libraries and book spines. The Great Gatsby however, is so much more than a book to me. My last year old college kind of sucked, I didn't really know anyone, I spend practically every lunchtime by myself, and my classes were damn hard. So my only form of social escapism was in a book, in the library, on the little table in the corner on the third floor where practically nobody saw me. It was during this time that a work colleague from the womenswear department lent me his copy of 'The Great Gatsby', we'd often discussed our united thirst for literate, it was pretty great to have someone to talk to that understood all my intertextual references. The next day I locked myself in my room, captivated by the narrative. I instantly fell in love with the passion between to two main characters that I had longed for. This book became a conversation  starter between the two of us. I actually had something to talk about when I saw the 'tall guy with the floppy hair' on the womenswear department. Again, this is a story for another day, because this was the beginning of what would turn out to be what I deem the greatest love story of all time. - Mine. (that's right, Lewis is the tall guy with floppy hair).

H- Harry Potter.
I mean who doesn't love Harry Potter? I was born in 1996, so was a little young when the original books were released to really understand them. Luckily, I had a very patient father. I couldn't count the nights we'd head upstairs an extra hour early to burn through a couple of pages. I'm not sure if I fell in love with the characters, or with the time I got to spend with my father. I was around ten years old when 'Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince' was released, and I still insisted my father was to read it to me. In my parents room, in my pyjamas, (and without my little brother being allowed to come in). I can remember the day we went to pick it up, straight from school to the 'Boarders' bookstore in town. I even got a Snowy the teddy the cuddle up with while dad read to me. I was infatuated, addicted even. Every world book day/fancy dress parade in school  I was Hermione Granger, and I can quote every word from every film and every book. (I fully understand that the image I'm painting of myself is not the best one. I'm not what most people describe as 'cool' but I do have a shinning personality, if that counts for anything.)

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