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A lil’ haul from London:

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Last Wednesday, I headed to London for a lil’ day trip. I somehow managed to land an interview for the Curtis Brown Books internship. It’s safe to say that the interview went terribly, so I treated myself to some books n that. Any excuse, really…

London was an OK place.

I’ve always been a little sad about having to one day move there. All the jobs I want are London-centric. I knew I’d have to up my life and start all over again there. I was always a little despondent about it, though. I’ve only been to London twice and I never really got to explore the place. It was hop on coach, hop off, and then hop back on again.

Wednesday was the first day in London that I actually got a feel for the place. I don’t feel too scared about moving there now – well, one day. I’m actually quite looking forward to it. It’s so big, and there’s so much to do. I mainly spent my time in two different Waterstones, but I did head to the National Portrait Gallery to see the Brontë paintings!

Anyway, long story short, I felt awful after the interview. I haven’t found out whether I got the internship yet, but I just know I haven’t. It didn’t go well. I clammed up and I was uming and arring a lot. I decided to treat myself to make it all better. So, yeh, let’s discuss the things I picked up.

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Book Buys: Little Black Classics

PMYT0349We have finally reached the third, and final, instalment of my Birthday Buys – here is part one and two. This blog post will be focused on all the Little Black Classics I have recently purchased.

I love these little books; they’re great for in-between reads and for introducing you to new authors and subjects. I’ve been meaning to get my hands on some more for a while now, and with my birthday just passing, I thought now would be as good of time as any!

Here’s what I bought:

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