A selection of my bookshelf residents

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I'm starting to think I should fork out for a graphics tablet purely to make these edits a little less embarassing.

I love looking through bookshelves of the people I know, so I thought today I would return the favour and pick out some of the books I own...

The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard
Taken proudly from the withdrawn shelves at my work. I love non-fiction about architecture, space, and how these things interact with our psyche. I admit, you have to be in a certain mood for it, but it's jolly good reading.

The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
This was one of my favourite books as a teenager, but at this point I've forgotten a lot of what's happened. I remember it being incredibly disturbing at times, with some images lingering for years...

Endgame and Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
My mini Beckett collection! I read a lot of Beckett at university, and wrote my undergraduate thesis on Endgame


Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
I absolutely loved Allie's webcomic of the same name, so getting my hands on this book was inevitable, really. She creates comics on her experiences with depression, some stories funny and others not so much, but they're always honest and told in her own unique style. She also has a great dog.

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
I can't believe I still haven't read this, but I think there's a time and a place for Bulgakov, and that's not right now for me. I'm looking forward to that time though, as I know this is supposed to be a superb read.

I love a fairy tale, and I know any kind of anthology collected by Angela 'Queen' Carter is going to be a winner. Plus they're probably going to be dark as hell.


Dylan on Dylan edited by Jonathan Cott
A new addition pilfered from my boyfriend's collection. This is probably one of this 'dip in, dip out' books, containing musings from my weirdo hero, Bob Dylan.

Led Zeppelin by Erik Davis
I love the 33 1/3 series of books, having just read the one on Radiohead's Ok Computer, so here's another for my collection, again taken from my boyfriend. I'm not the biggest Zeppelin fan, but I'm really interested in finding out more about how they made their music.


The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
A novel about periods and womanhood based on Dinah from the Bible. A tonne of boss ass ladies I follow on Goodreads loved it, so why not me? Also, this is my mum's copy and I've had it for an age now. Sorry mum!

Girl Trouble by Carol Dyhouse
This book is amazing. It's basically a history of the young, rebel girl and how she was portrayed to society. From flappers, to 'chavettes', this covers women in the twentieth and early twenty-first century and the impact of media on their treatment. This is such an easy read, I'd recommend it to anyone.

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