Ever felt like a fly on the wall? Imagine feeling stuck inside the wall. In the short story “The Yellow Wallpaper”, Charlotte Perkins Gilman writes about a woman going through postpartum depression. The narrator has a child and begins to experience symptoms of postpartum depression that lead to the nanny taking care of the child. Her husband perscripes her medication which eventually leads to her madness. The narrator is going through postpartum depression shown by sexism, the woman in the wall, and an attempted suicide.
Being a bookworm is not that easy. You have to really love reading! As the year 2019 approaches towards the end I believe we are all planning on our New Year resolutions. This is when, I, for one, love settling my list of books to read for the next year. All the Christmassy vibes and the New Year vibes just makes you skip a beat.
Everyone knows that there are lists and lists of stuff out there for people like you, starting your degree in film. Everyone knows that there are films you "should" watch repeatedly if you are studying a degree in film. Everyone knows that there are some film theories that you must by all means, know if you're about to start a degree in film. But, what people rarely discuss is the books that you can read to further your knowledge of the subject. Some people think that film is simply about watching films and writing about them. As someone who majored in film for their MA, I can tell you that this is not the case and that film is a lot more complicated than that. Let me quickly explain:
Okay, so when I was 16 I went on one massive paperback horror binge. Every now and again this happens, and I end up scaring myself half to death, but guess what... I absolutely love it. I love everything scary and frightening. I love urban legends and horror movies; I love horror literature, and I think that the best horror stories are written by random people online because it is.
At age 21, I was just as a prolific reader as I am now, and as I have always been. I have always loved reading, writing, reading other people's writing and sometimes, I have myself opened a Pandora's Box of reading when discovering something new. Once, when I was in university, I basically blurted out in class that I don't mind reading anyone's writing for any writing module they had, and feeding back information on what I thought, etc. Everyone ended up sending me their work, but I gotta say—I had a lot of reading for the next week or so. I was a happy little woman, for the time being.
Sometimes, we don't always get what we want in terms of winnings. Sometimes we're supporting a certain book and it doesn't win even after being shortlisted, and even when it is the favourite to win. Sometimes, we don't like the book that won the award and that's okay too. We don't always have to like everything, but sometimes they do go too far with it.
For as long as writing has been around, short stories have been around as well. A Short Story is mostly defined as a story that has all the themes, characters and plots that would be considered for a novel but, it just does not have the length of one. Most people consider it to be around 1'600 to 20'000 words in length and so, it is much short than what a novel would be considered to be.
The Booker Prize, formerly the Man Booker Prize, is one of the most important events of the year for people like me. It is a prize offered for some of the best books written in the year. I love learning about the new books out every year and with the winners, you can definitely see what the reading trends are across the world and, with political and social climates, you can probably tell why.