"You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style."
So, in an attempt to come back full-time to the Bookstagram universe, I've made a promise to myself to return to the roots of why I started this account in the first place: to discuss the books I love and learn about new favourites from a group of amazing people all over the world. It's so easy on here, on any social media really, to get really bogged down in the bullshit - the follower count, the likes, yada yada yada, but honestly, this whole experience is so much more enjoyable when you just say "fuck it" and stop caring about the numbers. I got so bored and so lazy creating content that I THOUGHT people would like, that I stopped having any fun with this whole thing whatsoever, I stopped communicating and discussing and interacting with you guys - the coolest people on the internet 🤓 - and worst of all... I stopped reading! I wasted valuable time worrying about the silly things, and I don't have any more time to waste on them - and I miss you guys!
So here's a goofy af picture of me (ft jaw pimple) with my current read and one of my all time favourite books: LOLITA! I found this particular copy (I've got a few floatin around the world) at a charity shop a few weeks back, it's tattered to hell and has a beautiful old French postcard inside with a naked woman on the front - a no brainer purchase really. There's something about unreliable, even unlikable, narrators that just absolutely enthrals me. I used to find it really difficult to enjoy fictional works with an unlikable cast of characters, but now they're my absolute favourite. I think it has to do with my love of horror and the macabre, not to mention the concept that there's nothing better than a great villain.... even when they're the main character. And Humbert Humbert is a villain like no other: truly despicable, but I just cant help but adore reading his story.