Wednesday, 18 June 2014


June swept in 
With it's golden rays
And promises of long, lazy summer days
I lie in it's splendour
Bathe in it's light
Living the promises
That will never take flight

By the dark, midnight moon
You float like a dream
Fluid and languid
How surreal you do seem
With a flick of my wrist
And a stretch of my hand

I reach out to grasp you
My June midnight dream

Wednesday, 4 June 2014


I carry with me a dream
I think we all have dreams
That we pursue and hope
This is my dream
And it terrifies me

For every step taken
Brings me closer and closer
To where either
My dream lies or should lie

We dream our dreams
Painting them into our minds
In such detail that
They seem obtainable to us
We carry them with us

But how can it ever be what we imagine?
Our mind creates something
And our destiny is to
Fail to obtain it

So, with every step
I am torn between
Joy and fear
I am one step closer towards the dream
And one step closer towards the realisation that
The dream is nothing like what I imagined

Thursday, 29 May 2014

A Beginning

I am the type of person who starts stories time and time again. I rarely know where they are heading and I don't think I have ever completed a story. Yet today I bring you the start of a new story which I hope you actually finish. Although I am not sure what will happen (oops).

The lights were slowly plucked, one by one, from the room and darkness drifted in, like a shroud buoyed up by the breeze as it sank to the ground. But one light remained and promised never to go out. Here I could be a thousand versions of me. If I could but reach through the screen and clasp in my hands this world I had made. Then I could be her; then I would be her.

Sometimes I sit back and wonder at what life has stored up for me. I seem to wonder a lot about everything and, perhaps, I am letting life slip past because I am too pre-occupied with observing it. But surely the man who sits beside the river sees more of it than the fish, which are dragged to and fro by its currents, ever see. Besides, life has a tendency to be overwhelming and maybe it is safest just to stand back and let it flow past.

That is what I tell myself, anyway. But if I really didn’t care, I am not sure I would dedicate so much time trying to pursue normality. It is difficult for the staunchly abnormal to try to pursue normality. Normality is inanimate and thus cannot fully be obtained. But then when it is so close and everyone around you seems to embody it, you just want to feel it.  

I hope you enjoyed it and I would love to hear any advice. 

Monday, 26 May 2014

Book Related Facebook Finds

Firstly, I am sorry I haven't posted in a long time; secondly, I think we can all agree that Facebook provides and inexhaustible wealth of literary related memes. One of my favourite pages are Literary Memes from where I have gathered most of these pictures.
I hope you enjoy and I would love to hear which picture is your favourite.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Introducing: Her Grace In Disgrace

Being the ultimate bad person, I am being totally honest here - please don't hate me (I was young and foolish), I have kept the lovely Claudia Harbaugh waiting some time for a review of her book 'Her Grace in Disgrace'. So, I have only just got round to starting this book as I have been crazily busy and have only been reading for college as it is my final year and I need to focus in order to get good grades.
Nonetheless, I have decided to introduce this book to you as I think it is worth a read and I will be doing a full on review later on once exams are over and I can focus, once again, on reading for fun.

So, this is the story of the widowed Duchess of Warwick who finds out her late husband had another family who inherited everything from him. She is now tainted by scandal and must start anew without any wealth or connections. The book follows her endeavours to integrate back into society and perhaps even learn to love again.

This is what Amazon introduces the book as...

Reginald Aiken, Duke of Warwick is dead and his young widow is not grieving…until the will is read. Isobel Kennilworth Aiken, Duchess of Warwick spent 6 years of her young life in a loveless marriage. Now, at the age of 24, Isobel is a widow. As Isobel awaits the reading of her late husband’s last will and testament, she feels no grief, but in fact is quite hopeful. She is eager to start her life anew. But, as the droning of the solicitor’s voice washes over her detailing the bequests to various servants and family members, a shock awaits her. The "other woman" was not his mistress, but his lawfully wedded wife and together they had a son. Six year old Reggie was now the Duke of Warwick, displacing Reginald’s brother Charles. There is a collective gasp as the revelation is made that instantly displaces Isobel and Charles and dashes their hopes for the future. Isobel must indeed start anew, but not as a titled, influential and wealthy widow, but as plain Miss Kennilworth, tainted by scandal. Can she get past the disgrace and humiliation she has endured and fight her way back into society? Will she find love again with her childhood sweetheart, Andrew Stafford, former vicar, now Lord Saybrooke? Or perhaps she will rekindle the flame with Jeremy Ingles, Lord Westcott, who had caught her fancy at her come out six years earlier, but had not been ready to be leg shackled. But before Isobel can find true love, she must come to grips with her past mistakes and the people she has hurt along the way. She must discover who she is without the title of duchess to her name.

This wonderful story is set in the Regency period and, from what I have read, it very nicely written and draws you in. More of this later in my full review.

I hope you will go and check out Claudia Harbaugh's Twitter page and blog and say a big hello to her and learn more about the book on Amazon.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

The Grammar Of Us

When I receive a text,
From you,
Reading and rereading your pretty words.
Grinning at your spelling mistakes
And the random, irregular punctuation

You are irregular
And I hope our life will flow together
Without a misplaced comma
Or a premature full stop.

But I am not sure.
I do not have the same capacity
To throw in a shower of punctuation
And just go with what I feel to be
The right way to spell a word.

Maybe I am over thinking it all.
It is just that I have never met your likeness
And I worry that,
If I leave here a line without decisive punctuation,
Will it just trail on?
Or will it end,
By the hand of another,
Penciling in a few dashes and dots?

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Dancing at Dusk

I just wrote this poem which I wanted to share with you all as I do enjoy sharing them with you. I hope you enjoy it and I would love to hear your opinions.

Stars skip and skim
Leaving trails of sparkling delight
Ingrained upon the night sky
Such is the thought of you
You flutter behind my eyes
And dance upon my lips

Like fairies seen at dusk
I close my eyes and there you are
Treading silently forward
And dancing in a spiral
Of our own making
I am your bride,
Wedded to an image of you

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Looking Through The Rain

Once again I have a poem to share with you and I hope you enjoy it.

Waiting in the rain, I think of you
The chill nips at my heels like thieves
Chasing me endlessly through the night
Thoughts shape my mind
Like an artist, forming me in clay

The rain continues to fall
My hair drapes over my shoulders
My seaweed veil
Droplets hanging to my eyelashes
Forming winding paths down my cheeks

I stand and wait 
Straining forwards into the darkness
For a glimpse of you

The houses light the street
A warm orange glow fizzling against the rolling blackness

I would love hear what you think and I just want to also say thanks to all my lovely followings as I have just hit 100.

Friday, 7 March 2014

Writes of Passage

I saw this on Sensitivity And Flair's blog and she scored 18/50 on how many of these she had read. I decided to also give it a go.

Books that will...Scare You
The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
The Rats by James Herbert
The Shining by Stephen King
1984 by George Orwell
Lord Loss by Darren Shan
Score: 1/5 - I've only read 1984 out of these as I am not big on scary books and, I must admit, 1984 kept me in a state of terrified paranoia for a while.

Books that will...Teach You About Love
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Forever by Judy Blume
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
3/6 I have read Pride and Prej, Jane Eyre and Anne Frank's Diary and wholeheartedly recommend all three of them.

Books that will...Make You Laugh 
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
Geek Girl by Holly Smale
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend
1/6 - have only read Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging but that was a while ago. It's a great teen series though - it's so funny!

Books that will... Transport You
The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald
The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
Percy Jackson (series) by Rick Riordan
Harry Potter (series) by J.K. Rowling
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein
1/6 - I have, of course, read Gatsby. I've read bits of Harry Potter and The Life of Pi too but not the whole thing.

Books that will... Change The Way You Think
Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
A Streetcat Named Bob by James Bowen
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-Time by Mark Haddon
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusack
0/7 - oops! I have intended to read these but I do tend to read more classic stuff so a lot of the contemporary books I haven't read.

Books that will... Make You Cry
Before I Die by Jenny Downham
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
My Sister's Keeper by Jodie Picoult
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
The Colour Purple by Alice Walker
2/7 - I've read The Kite Runner and Of Mice and Men. I've got a few of the others on my shelf too.

Books that will... Help You Understand You  
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
0/5 - oops again! Many of these are on my TBR list that I haven't got round to.

Books that will... Thrill You
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Gone by Michael Grant
Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
Divergent by Veronica Roth
0/7 - double oops! This is embarrassing...

Overall I got a measly 8/50. Oh dear! Better get reading..

Thursday, 6 March 2014

A Seasonal Poem

Long term readers of my main blog may have seen this poem before (yes, sorry, another poem - but a book review is on it's way!). I initially wrote it for a competition to write a poem about Spring to the win the prize of a regular slot in a magazine - I then realised they were pro-hunt and didn't want anything to do with such a magazine. 
Anyway, long story short, you now have a poem about Spring before you. Enjoy!

Wind and snow, rain and sleet
Mighty oaks refuse defeat
Their leaves now fallen, perished by
Frost and snow that mounts so high
The robin chirps tunes immense
Its feathers being its one defense
Against the numbing frost and snows
And with each day the chill does grow

But as the months flitter by
A hint of change catches the eye
Daffodils raise their weary heads
Arrays of yellow filling beds
And sun seen so long ago
Rises again, everything aglow
A golden globe beaming bright
Filling grey skies with pools of light
Flittering through the blades of green
Emerald fields shine supreme

With sweet sorrow, a short goodbye
Singing a final verse then soaring high
Crimson middle, wings outstretched
Nostalgic emotions it does fetch

As cold memories are swept away
The children return to their play
Games forgotten throughout December
Re-embraced until September

When wind and snow, rain and sleet

Return triumphant in their feat

I hope you enjoyed this poem and I would love to hear any comments you have on it.
You can also tweet me at @TheEmeraldDove or email me at 

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

The Words of Moths

I know that on this book blog I seem to post nothing but poetry but it is all I have to post at the moment. I hope you enjoy this poem and I would love to hear what you think of it.

Night after night
Like a moth sipping on the rays of the moon
My head is filled with recycled words
Recycled emotions
Watching love encapsulated in a line
In a song only just longer than a breath
Like relating a single snapshot 
To everything outside of it
To look at a glass of water
And to say that
In this glass lies the vastest oceans
Do words only give us an impression?
Are there ever enough to describe something
So powerful as the human heart?

I hope you liked this and I would love to hear your opinions.

Sunday, 2 March 2014


I just wrote a poem which I want to share with you. It's about Sunday and is a bit rough around the edges at the moment but I hope you enjoy it nonetheless.

That life were an eternal Sunday
Then would it truly be one of glee
To cast aside the rags of earthly responsibility
And reconvene on this lazy afternoon
To spend my time casting thoughts upon the Heavens
And meet within the velvety freedom of
A time unconscious of time
When one can lay back and not feel guilty
And feel the hidden wonders of life
Within these few hours which hide within the promises of tomorrow
I have no qualms about the strenuous storm of a Monday
If I can sit back and soak myself in the calmness of a Sunday

I hope you enjoyed this and I would love to hear your opinions.
You can also tweet me at @TheEmeraldDove.

Friday, 28 February 2014

World Book Day Tag

I recently came across a lovely tag on the blog Stephanie Pomfrett and decided to give it a go as it looked fun.
I hope you enjoy reading my answers.
1. If you were stranded on a desert island with one book to last you the rest of your life, what would it be?
How can I choose one?! I would be tempted to go for something like Pride and Prejudice or Jane Eyre as they or my faves but if I have a lifetime I could take something really deep like 1984 to analyse. But, then I realised, I would have to take the Bible and spend the eternity growing closer to God.
2. Which book changed your life?
I first read Wuthering Heights which really got me into reading literature. Then Lord of the Flies got me into analysis and reading deeper novels. But 1984 has really changed how I look at the world.
3. What was the first book that made you cry?
I don't really cry much... I cried when I read One Day. 
4. What was the last book you read that completely baffled you?
I was baffled when I first read Gatsby. Wide Sargasso Sea I struggled to understand wholly too.
5. What’s your favourite novel?
Probably Pride and Prejudice as it is just the ultimate classic and it's not just is it a brilliant love story but a satirical novel that comically observes society.
6. What’s your favourite non-fiction book?
Anne Frank's Diary, that's non-fiction, right? It is really moving and you can really get into the atmosphere during the 30s through the book and understand how life must have been a bit better.
7. Have you ever read a book you loved so much that you refused to watch the film?
I refused to watch the film of The Great Gatsby until recently. Also I don't watch any adaptations of books by Orwell.
8. What is your favourite way to read a book?
In bed with a cup of tea and a bar of galaxy caramel.
9. What’s at the top of your ‘to-read’ list?
I want to read Tender is the Night by Fitzgerald next as I loved reading Gatsby.
10. Finally: if you were me and you had to dress up as a character for World Book Day, who would you choose?
Definitely Elizabeth Bennet - any excuse to wear Regency clothing really!

Thursday, 27 February 2014

The Loudness of Silence

A while ago I wrote a poem which I want to share with you all today. As it was a while ago it doesn't reflect my current emotions or situation - so don't worry, guys!
I hope you like it and I would love to hear your opinion and if you would like to see more of my poems.

Bleary eyed 
I cross the path of a thousand embracing lovers
Not knowing what I had lost
Until it was too late

Like a cup
Dashed from the lips of the drinker
With only a taste
Of you left behind

I have not know as I do now
The loudness of silence
The truth in the cliches
Which fill my mind as your words once did

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

The Book Lover Survey

I came across this tag on the blog Makeup Etc and thought I would give it a go as it looked fun.
I hope you enjoy this and I would love everyone to have a go at this.

Do you remember how you developed a love for reading? 
I read from a very young age - apparently when I was 5 I used to read the dictionary (cool kid). But as I got a bit older I was always sent to bed but allowed to read for a bit as people rarely had TVs in their room back in the day of my childhood, so I would stay up too late reading.

Where do you usually read? 
I like to read in bed but as I sleep in a bunk bed I have to sit on the floor or elsewhere. 

Do you prefer to read one book at a time or several at once? 
I always read more than one book. Usually one at home then one at college.

What is your favourite genre? 
I like classical literature like Jane Austen but also anything deep like 1984 or Lord of the Flies.

Is there a genre you will not read? 
I don't like modern horror at all nor would I ever read any modern 'romance' books (you know the sort).

Do you have a favourite book? 
I really love Pride and Prejudice.

What is your least favourite book?
I once had to read Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys for college which I really didn't enjoy as it is too jumpy.

What is the longest book you have ever read? 

Homer's Illiad is quite long so probably that.

What was the last book you bought? 
Tender Is The Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald. 

Do you prefer library books or buying books? 

Buying books all the way! I always buy from charity shops as they are so cheap but I also love buying antiquarian books from antique shops.

What are you currently reading?

I'm currently rereading Pride and Prejudice as well rereading The Great Gatsby.

I hope you enjoyed this post and I tag everyone to do it too!
Let me know if you give this tag a go.

Saturday, 22 February 2014

The Start of a Story

I am really into writing and when I was younger I used to write a lot of stories but I kind of got out of the habit of it. I have currently started writing one though and intend to try to finish it. I hoped that I would be able to post on here about my progress and show you snippets of the story.
I have just started it and wrote the opening sections so I am going to share them with you and I would love to hear your feedback.
I haven't thought for a title for it but I intend to have a story of two very different people and their experiences in life.
So, here goes..

Arthur reclined in his chair as he basked in the golden warmth that the fireplace emitted. The low drum of conversation laced the atmosphere with cordial assurance that he was not alone and, in the safety of feeling part of the common thread of humanity, he closed his eyes and allowed his face to be warmed in the cheerful glow.  His cheeks slowly becoming like a rose emerging from beneath a blanket of snow, his mind tumbled slowly through his hopes and expectations for that evening’s plans.  

The cold air slashed at her face as she fought through the frozen mist that hung dense and dead in the raw air. Through the shadows casting uncertainty upon what lurked beneath them, she sliced through the murkiness with as much vigilance as her strained eyes would allow. 

I hope you liked this post and I would love to hear what you think and any advice. 
I would also love to know if you would like to see more posts like this.

Friday, 21 February 2014

Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading Tag

So, I saw that loads of people have done this tag on Youtube and a couple of bloggers too I thought I would give it a go as it looked like fun!
You can find the original video here.

1. If you could step into the life of one fictional character for 24 hrs, who would it be and what would you do?
2. It's the zombie apocalypse and you find yourself locked in a basement with 3 fictional characters. Who would you want them to be and why?
3. Which 2 fellow Booktubers would you want by your side in that basement as you wait to be rescued?
4. Which fictional characters would be your best friend? Which would be your mortal enemy?
5. Which villian/evil doer do you secretly admire?
6. Who are your top 2 favorite fictional pairings/ships (it doesn't have to be romantic...can also be 'partners in crime', best friends etc)
7. If you could change the ending to any book you have read, which one would it be and why?
8. An alien race invades earth. What book do you give to their leader in order to better understand humans/humanity?
9. Using the title of a book you have read, what would you call the story of your life?

10. If you HAD to kill off a character from one of your favorite books...and you can't choose a villain (that would be too easy), who would it be?

1. If you could step into the life of one fictional character for 24 hrs, who would it be and what would you do?

Hhm, there are so many characters in books which I have read that I get so angry at for not doing a certain thing. I would very much like to be Bridget Jones and go and tell Daniel Cleaver to just go away and stop annoying me, tell Mark Darcy that I love him an awful lot and stop with the whole 'I hate him...or do I?' scenario and I would stop working for that repugnant misogynist of a boss who runs the Sit Up Britain channel. I would also love to be Lydia Bennet from Pride and Prejudice and dump Wickham because he is a big, fat meany who just wants money and probably doesn't even love her. But, in all honesty, I would most like to be Lizzie Bennet as she marries Darcy and I would just spend 24 hours just being with Darcy! I mean, who wouldn't want to marry him?!

2. It's the zombie apocalypse and you find yourself locked in a basement with 3 fictional characters. Who would you want them to be and why?

I would want Mr Darcy to be there because I love him and I know he wouldn't go mad and eat us all when we started to starve. Hermione would have to be there as she would have her time turner and we could go back in time and save humanity! And Achilles from the Iliad because he is super strong and almost immortal so he would look after me!

3. Which 2 fellow Booktubers would you want by your side in that basement as you wait to be rescued?

I would like to be with Bookish Thoughts and Books And Quills because they are both great and they both seem to be quite positive which is what you need in a zombie apocalypse. 

4. Which fictional characters would be your best friend? Which would be your mortal enemy?

I would like to be Jane Eyre's best friend because she seems really nice and a strong, moral character and maybe I could be her second Helen Burns (poor Helen *sob*). I would also like to be friends with Jane Bennet - we are making our way through the Bennet sisters here! Any guesses to my favourite novel?! My enemy would Cleaver because I hate how he treats women. Or maybe Napoleon from Animal Farm. 

5. Which villian/evil doer do you secretly admire?

I am going to go for a trick answer here - my secretly admired villian is Snape as I though he was a villian then he wasn't so then I admired his love for Lily and how helped Harry. Yurp. 

6. Who are your top 2 favourite fictional pairings/ships (it doesn't have to be romantic...can also be 'partners in crime', best friends etc)

I really like Emma and Knightley from Austen's Emma as Knightley is so friendly and they seem destined for each other. Also Lizzie and Darcy..

7. If you could change the ending to any book you have read, which one would it be and why?

I would make it so that Boxer didn't die in Animal Farm! Although it says a lot about the savageness of life under Napoleon, it is very sad.

8. An alien race invades earth. What book do you give to their leader in order to better understand humans/humanity?

I think Bridget Jones' Diary says a lot about what life here is like. Maybe that because I can't reallt hink of anything else. 1984 honestly depicts the susceptibility of humanity but you wouldn't want to give that an invading power..

9. Using the title of a book you have read, what would you call the story of your life?

All the books I have read have pretty obscure titles.. hm, ok, I'm gonna cheat and use a title of a book I haven't read but have heard reviewed a lot - cheat that I am - The Perks of Being a Wallflower because I am a wallflower and my other options were books like Lord of the Flies and 1984.

10. If you HAD to kill off a character from one of your favorite books...and you can't choose a villain (that would be too easy), who would it be?

Mrs Bennet would be a goner! I don't dislike her but I don't think she is amazing. However I don't think the book would be the same without her. Maybe Mary Bennet instead..

I would love for everyone to have a go at this tag! If you do be sure to let me know.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

The Great Gatsby Book Review & Analysis

I recently came across a book reviewing competition run by Distinctive Chesterfields to win a gorgeous armchair and £100 of book tokens. You can find out more about this competition here.


When I first read Gatsby I wrote a blog post of my first impressions of the book on my other blog but, I have to say, my opinions of the book are now very different. I definitely think that this is one of those books which you have to read more than once to appreciate as is doesn't describe everything in great detail so it can be a bit jumpy so if you re-read it you can just appreciate everything better rather than just struggling to decipher the storyline.


The book is set in the 1920s and is told through the eyes of Nick Carraway who, I believe, is an absolute wallflower and is always around but doesn't really do a great deal nor play a big role in the plot. He tells the story of what happened during the summer of when he moves to a small house beside the mansion of the allusive and mysterious billionaire Gatsby who the story is mostly based around. The story takes place in Gatsby's mansion, where he holds huge parties, New York and in a few of the other character's houses. It shows the development of Gatsby's relationship with Nick and the other characters as Gatsby tries to delve into the past to rediscover something that he once lost. This story deals a lot in themes of illusion and reality but also with the past and whether we can relive the past.


When I first read this I didn't love it as the characters aren't ones which I immediately were drawn to and I felt the atmosphere seemed rather superficial. However, as I am studying this for English Lit, I have found these points which previously deterred me to be points which draw me in now. I love how nothing is as it seems and Fitzgerald plays around with ideas about illusion and identity and I feel like the novel is arguing that no-one is as they seem and everyone lives within this image of themselves and always aspires to be true to this image but as it is merely an image it can't really be achieved as it is based purely upon the character's imagination. Moreover the narrator is often described as 'unreliable' but I think that Nick is a more reliable narrator than one who would see and know everything as he is realistic. Nick seems to be the one voice within this fairly land of illusion who is true to himself and that makes him totally unreliable to convey events without partiality. At points he argues that he is likes Gatsby and at other times he says he feel disdain for him. Yet Nick changes and is versatile in his opinions and thus doesn't stay faithful to one idea of himself thus making him able to adapt yet not able to convey events impartially.
I also enjoy reading this book from a feminist perspective as it is really interesting how the role of women is conveyed within a time when women were said to have more freedom. Through the character of Jordan who is quite masculine it is suggested that, even in the 20s, for women to progress they had to make themselves more masculine (think Lady Macbeth in a flapper dress). Moreover the hate that people have for Daisy, I think, is based upon our patriarchal mindset. Daisy and Gatsby are very similar but Daisy is demonised because she cannot live up to the image Gatsby has of her yet Daisy also has an image that Gatsby falls short of. As the story is told through Nick's eyes, which have particular partiality for Gatsby, Daisy is put forward as the victimiser in a situation where she could never win - how could she live up to Gatsby's ideal? Moreover Nick sees her, and the majority of the women, in a quite objectified manner. His description of Daisy's voice and his constant reference to the sound of it makes it more like a noise rather than a conveyance of speech thus isolating her further.


Ultimately this book is really interesting and can be analysed so deeply (I could probably go on in the manner as I did above for ages). I love this different image of the 20s and the beauty of Fitzgerald's writing is breathtaking and I believe it to be unparalleled in literature.


I hope you enjoyed this post and I aplogise for not having posted for so long.
I would love to hear your opinions of the book!