Yet again I find myself reading Maurice by E.M. Forster, an old favourite which I seem never to grow tired of. I've lost count of the amount of times I've read it now, and yet the emotionally charged plot still never fails to resonate with me. Reading this old favourite once more got me thinking about other … Continue reading Old Favourites That I Will (Probably) Never Revisit
A Review of The Travelling Cat Chronicles and The Guest Cat This post will contain very mild spoilers for The Travelling Cat Chronicles and The Guest Cat. The Travelling Cat Chronicles (which I will refer to hereby as Travelling) by Hiro Arikawa, and The Guest Cat (which I will call Guest) by Takashi Hirade, are novels … Continue reading Sensitive Stories, Lyrical Imagery, and Curious Cats
I have a confession to make. I don't particularly like poetry. (Please don't unfollow, close the tab, and never speak to me again, hear me out!) The majority of it I don't understand. I don't even understand half the things I write myself, so stitched together they are with rehashed cliches and borrowed phrases. I … Continue reading My Rocky Relationship With Poetry
This time last year I did a long retrospective post on what I read in 2017, I thought about doing the same format this year an '18 best reads of 2018' list but I realised that what I had to say about my reading this year was a lot more complex than a simple list … Continue reading My 2018 in Books
This poem I feel like speaks for itself, it is set in a precise moment but also all of my life. I sat on the grass in the park and felt the night rain bleed through the bandage of my blanket, the back of my legs cold, the sunrays kissed my gooseflesh and transformed me. … Continue reading Poetry Wednesday – Week 7 – The Middle of May
This is my 50th post on this blog so I thought it was a fitting time for a quick update and a big thank you! In the past week I past 50 followers and 200 likes, which I know doesn't sound like a lot in this world of multi-millionaire follower counts on instagram influencers, but … Continue reading Thank You!
Definition of a zine: a noncommercial often homemade or online publication usually devoted to specialized and often unconventional subject matter In this case the unconventional subject matter in question is death. https://youtu.be/maZr07A1xg8 My zine is called 'I Mortal' and I am looking for submissions on the subject of death - what does death mean to you? … Continue reading I’m Making a Zine and Need Your Help!
3 years of university. 2 years of assessed work which will determine my overall grade: 2 presentations, 33,000 words worth of essay, 1 creative project, 4 exams. 2 in class tests, and a 10,000 word dissertation. (It's sounds like a lot when I count it up like that). Now its over. That means I've officially … Continue reading Three Years of Books – A Reflection
I received this book as part of a boxset of Christmas/winter themed books as a Christmas present. From the title and the fact that it had been bunched in with 'A Christmas Carol' I expected a fun, possibly slighty spooky, Christmassy read. This was not what I got. Not even close. And I'm okay with … Continue reading Books Within Books, Reviews Within Reviews: ‘If On a Winter’s Night a Traveller’ by Italo Calvino
First of all: I'm sorry! I made promises on this blog to post more during term time this year, but unfortunately that hasn't happened. I've just been too damn busy! So now at the start of week 7 (we have 10 week terms) I thought I'd take a moment to sit down and reflect on … Continue reading So Much Reading!!!