A new dress for our summer graduation ceremony; a spot of sun, sand, and sea to celebrate; a 2-week work placement with Penguin before finding and jumping into a job. Of course, 2020 had other plans. University is one of
Scanning through my journal, I realise I can be the biggest pessimist when things don’t always go to plan. On the blog, it’s easy to flaunt the positive side of living abroad with fetching photos and carefully edited text. However,
After what has felt like the most exhausting week, my suitcases are unpacked and I’ve finally settled down in Madrid. I waved goodbye to my Dad a couple of days ago meaning I’m officially alone in a new city, setting
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.
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,
“I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.”
I’ve only read two of her novels, but after reading Persuasion, I’ve fallen irr...
classics, favourites, fiction, and romance
2019 seems to have become the year I read strikingly unique works of fiction that take the art of writing to new extremes. From Max Porter’s Lanny to Ocean Vuong’s On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, Ali Smith’s Autumn is another novel to w...
contemporary, cover-appreciation, fiction, library, and series
YA dystopian novels were my favourites to read while I was in school, so I was intrigued to see if this would live up to my 15-year-old self’s standards. I’m not sure whether it’s because I’m older, or because the book is ...
dystopian, fiction, romance, series, and young-adult