My Rocky Relationship With Poetry

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

The Cost of My Degree – A Reflection

A few weeks on from posting 'Three Years of Books - A Reflection' it has become my most liked, most viewed, and responded to post of all time on my blog. I'm really happy about that, I put a lot of work and thought into it and was actually pretty proud of what I've produced. The … Continue reading The Cost of My Degree – A Reflection

I Love Books! I Love Books. I Love Books? 

This phrase is something I've said over and over again in various tones, denoting different levels of dubiousness, for the past two years and now it's time to bring out the old mantra again as the start of 3rd year is coming up. Doing a degree in English Literature has tested my love of books … Continue reading I Love Books! I Love Books. I Love Books? 

Why Haven’t I Posted in 3 Months?

At the start of September I started doing reading for the 2nd year of my course (I study English Literature at Lancaster university) and since then I've read nothing that wasn't on my reading list. Although I have enjoyed some of the novels, films and poems I've analysed my way through; I've never felt connected … Continue reading Why Haven’t I Posted in 3 Months?