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The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker

“We’re going to survive–our songs, our stories. They’ll never be able to forget us. Decades after the last man who fought at Troy is dead, their sons will remember the songs their Trojan mothers sang to them. We’ll be in their dreams–and in their worst nightmares too.” Author: Pat Barker…

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5 Ways to Stay Healthy at University

What I struggled with most during my first year at university was maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I couldn’t keep my eyes open during lectures, would never say no to a night out, and didn’t even enjoy half the nights anyway. If I weren’t snacking from the fridge, I’d be devouring…

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August Wrap-Up

September 1st marks the first day of meteorological Autumn meaning the jumpers are out, the rain is pouring and we might finally stop seeing middle-aged men take to the streets topless as soon as they catch a glimpse of some British sunshine. Although to be honest, as someone who is…

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Little Fires Everywhere Book Review

“Sometimes you need to scorch everything to the ground, and start over. After the burning the soil is richer, and new things can grow. People are like that, too. They start over. They find a way.” Author: Celeste Ng Published: 2017 Pages: 338 Rating: 5 stars Oh how I loved…

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Student Housing 101

Like most university students, you probably spent your first year in halls. Personally, I loved my accommodation. Well, despite the incessant fire alarm which insisted to go off at the worst moments: mid-shower, dozing off the night before an exam, dinner cooking away in the oven. Yeah. That part was…

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Blossoming Hearts Award

So fellow book fanatic and blogger Emily has kindly nominated me for the Blossoming Hearts Award, and I couldn’t be more grateful. Bloggers like Emily remind me how lovely the blogging community truly is, her endless support over the past couple of months has been incredible. Make sure you check…

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On Writing, Telling Stories & Progressing – Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone.

Tuesday 31st July 2018, Waterstones ‘In Conversation with Tomi Adeyemi’ It was after devouring her debut novel ‘Children of Blood and Bone’ when I discovered author Tomi Adeyemi was coming to Waterstones in Liverpool. After relishing this enchanting story, I bought a ticket and I’m so happy I did. Hearing…

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20th Birthday: Feelings, Thoughts and Everything in Between

Yep, this girl just turned 20. Whaat. I’m no longer a teenager. So, does this mean I’m a real adult now? Oh, how time flies by. For my 10th birthday, I think I had a BBQ in the back garden with a bunch of my family and friends. The older ones…

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July Wrap Up – Books I’ve Read This Month

And just like that another month has flown by. The sun has been shining here in the UK, but today as I’m writing this I’m accompanied by the gentle patter of rain upon my window. The sound of rain makes me feel so cozy, as does reading a good book,…

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Little Things 3 – 50 Happy Things

This past week I’ve felt as if all of my creativity and blog post ideas have been sucked out of me. I was ill last weekend, and have been left with a sniffling cold and fatigue which has hindered my willingness to sit down and write. My phone’s also broken,…

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