Taylor Swift and the Lucky Golden Ticket

Reading has always been one of my most cherished past-times: as a child I spent hours flicking through the pages of Enid Blyton, J.K Rowling and Roald Dahl, drinking in their words. I was with Charlie, hoping to find a Wonka bar that contained that lucky, golden ticket. I was stood next to Matilda as she defeated Miss Trunchbull and finally found the love she always craved; I wasn’t alone. Any problems I had suddenly seemed superfluous and all that remained was the story and the characters of the book: my friends.

Whilst the words created by my most loved authors captured my imagination as a child, nowadays, the sounds of Taylor Swift and the sweet accompaniment of a bottle of red wine are far more likely to entice me on a Monday night. So earlier this year I made it my mission to read 25 books before I turn 25; the concept is adorable and I need to create goals for myself so I foolishly believe that my life has meaning.

Unfortunately, as someone with commitment issues,  I intend to follow through with everything I set my mind to but the execution isn’t quite there yet. Couple that with a love for binge-watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer and I’ve fallen off the reading bandwagon, and picked up a few library fines along the way.

I’m not a child anymore, I don’t have imaginary friends or climb into my wardrobe hoping to find Narnia: I can watch the film on Netflix instead, but isn’t that a crying shame? It’s about time I turned off my laptop and reconnected with some old friends: I think they’ve missed me.

Is there anything you’ve read lately that you’d recommend to spice up my bookshelf? 

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24 responses to “Taylor Swift and the Lucky Golden Ticket

  1. Since my exams finished I’ve been binge reading again and it’s been fantastic. Nothing quite like a good book!

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    • You are so right! Anything you recommend? 🙂

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      • Well I’m reading ‘A fault in our stars’ at the moment (so I can enjoy the film more) and so far it’s really good! Before that I read ‘One Day’ and ‘The Pact’ by Jodi Picoult. All of these books are pretty serious and thought provoking which isn’t everyone’s thing but something I enjoy. Depends what you’re interested in!

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      • I’ve read all three before so it seems we have similar taste in books! I really enjoyed the writing of John Green so you’ll have to let me know your thoughts once you’ve finished the book!

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      • Really?! That’s pretty awesome! I’ll definitely share my thoughts about ‘A fault in the stars’. I can already tell it’s one of those books that I’ll remember for a long time.

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      • It’s beautiful! I won’t say anything further for fear of spoiling it!:)

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  2. Reading is FUNdamental! 🙂

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  3. Hi 🙂 I found your blog on twitter and thought I’ll drop in…
    First off, I just want to say that you and I read all the same childhood books..and that feels good haha
    Second, I totally thought id outgrown books too, but it just took me one day of force-reading to get back on the reading thing again…
    You’re right, all you have to shut your laptop and settle down with a book and a cup of tea.. You’ll get back into the habit in no time!!
    Might I add that as a former binge-tv-show-watcher I find books faar more satisfying (in the long run at least?)

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    • Welcome!

      I know! Just writing about them made me feel nostalgic, perhaps I’ll re-read a few!

      You’re so right, it’s easy to neglect reading but there’s something so satisfying about finishing a good book! Is there anything you’ve read lately that you’d recommend? 🙂

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  4. There is this one book I know… It’ll probably only take you like, 30 mins to read too!

    PS – Roald Dahl was the man growing up

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  5. The Howling Fantogs

    I feel the same way about reading. Those books you mentioned really stand the test of time and are just as enchanting as sn adult.

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  6. The internet sort of took over my book reading time, so I made it my new years resolution to read more book. 2014 has been a good year so far!

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