The Musings of a Boho Girl

bōˈhēmēən (noun) 1. a free spirit ; 2. a writer; 3. an explorer of the Avant-Garde.

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April: My Five Obsessions

Spring is upon us. In college, it meant one final break before exams. My springtime rituals haven’t changed much, trips to the ballet and finding a good book to read at the park. American Ballet Theatre’s Spring Season at the Met holds special memories, I saw David Hallberg perform for the first time and it was breathtaking. Seeing him dance became a tradition, but there are plenty of other traditions to continue while Mr. Hallberg heals from surgery.

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1. Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane. I’m midway through this remarkable book. The glossary filled with landscape terms in Old English, Gaelic, and Welsh is astounding. Macfarlane explores Nan Shepherd’s The Living Mountain, what influenced her, and how living in the Cairngorms shaped her writing. Macfarlane describes his own experience in the Cairngorms with such beauty it leaves the reader in awe. You can find a copy here.

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My Five Obsessions

So right now I wanted to share the 5 things that I can’t stop thinking about.

1. Penguin Little Black Classics. The launch of classics celebrates the 80th anniversary of Penguin Books. 80 titles at .80 pence each. There are a range of titles, from The Yellow Wallpaper to Anthem of a Doomed Youth; and those are just two of the eleven that I pre-ordered. The publication date is 26 February 2015 so there’s time to check them out. I want them all, which is completely impractical (my bookcase is crumbling and I’m fairly unsettled).

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Looking Forward and Backward: War of the Encyclopaedists, The Hay Festival, Five Dials, and Jonathan Larson

“There is no present or future-only the past, happening over and over again-now.”

—Eugene O’Neill, A Moon for the Misbegotten

It’s really too soon to write about this book, but I can’t contain my excitement. Christopher Robinson and Gavin Kovite’s War of the Encyclopaedists will be released on the 28th of May 2015 and this intriguing debut novel sounds brilliant, just read the synopsis.

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