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March 2021 Reading

This was a slow month. I finished three books but haven’t made too much progress with what I’m currently reading, either. But that’s okay! Here’s what I read. Breath (James Nestor) I gave 4 of 5 stars. This was an entertaining yet factual book exploring the science and history behind breathing; both the good and […]

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Creative Writing

The Parts that Hurt / Short Story

The following short story is one I wrote for a class last trimester at uni. It was both the hardest and easiest thing I’ve ever written. Before I even started the class I knew I wanted to write something along these lines, but I didn’t know whether that would take the form of a novel […]

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Writing

trying to write.

I’ve been feeling unmotivated since the start of January. Not about exercise, as discussed in my last post, but towards creativity. My writing. I have been working and studying a lot, so I’m trying not to be too hard on myself about it, but even this blog has been a game of catch-up when I […]

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November 2020 Reading

I read four contemporary novels this month, which is unlike me but I enjoyed most of them immensely! The first, Conversations with Friends (Sally Rooney), I gave 5 of 5 stars. This is Sally Rooney’s debut; I read Normal People in June, which I reviewed here. Surprisingly, I enjoyed this one much more, hence the […]

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Creative Writing

Begin / Poem

Begin (written by Sarah Bennett) You ask me how I am. I want to say, I have found light in poetry, light in people who once stood where I stand today. I have found myself in the smallest of places but I did not shrink myself down to fit there, I simply sat and listened […]

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Writing

Not a Question, but an Answer

I’ve been working on a short story for a university class, and what began as something difficult became something difficult but rewarding. I’ve had my job at a bookstore for about a month (honestly, that’s a complete stab in the dark; time currently does not exist and is just a wobbly concept, like a giant […]

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Reading

October 2020 Reading

October was a great reading month as I’ve been on uni holidays and I started working in a bookstore, which means buying all the things. (Yes, I know I’m on a no-spend year, but the four I’ve bought so far were ones I’ve been wanting for a while. That’s valid, right?) (Right!?) I read three […]

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Reading

September 2020 Reading

September was a good month for starting and finishing books. I reread the lovely, lovely Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery), which is a favourite worth 5 of 5 stars. I mean it when I say I want to be Anne when I grow up; she finds delight in the simplest things, is unafraid of […]

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Reading

August 2020 Reading

This month I read two novels; Again, Again (E. Lockhart) and Outline (Rachel Cusk). I gave both 4 of 5 stars. The first tells the story of Adelaide’s summer as she stays on school campus because her dad is a teacher. She walks dogs and meets new people, but in each chapter are a few […]

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Jesus

Uncharted Waters

On the days it is not raining, I am learning to lie down outside and let the sun melt into my skin while I read words that are not my own. I haven’t felt stressed in a while, and as well as work and study I’ve been prioritizing things that bring joy. Gardening, writing, reading, […]