Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta.
I can't stop reading this! I'm doing a degree in English and have a pile of books which need to be read and I can't. put. it. down. The way Nabokov uses words is just mesmerising - every syllable is accounted for and every sentence is just the right balance of rich narrative and short bullet points.
That's the thing about books - there are certain ones which just draw you into their world, and putting them down to carry on studying is the last thing you would ever want to do!
What's the last book you read which you couldn't put down?