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Writing

finding contentment in a bookstore

I don’t know that I’ve spoken about it specifically, but I’ve been working at a bookstore for the last five months. When people find out there’s usually one of two responses; either, “that’s the best job, you’re surrounded by books all day!” or “retail is the worst, what do you plan on doing in the […]

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Reading

February 2021 Reading

This month is rushing past and I don’t really know what to make of that. I’ve also started uni now, but I’m trying to study during the day and spend half an hour or so before bed reading a book of my choice, instead of reading only books for uni. So far, so good! In […]

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January 2021 Reading

This month I read five novels and one non-fiction, and most novels were quick reads, starting off the year well. My first completed read of 2021 was The Godmothers (Monica McInerney), which I gave 4 of 5 stars, though a low, could-change-my-mind type of 4. This story is about Eliza, and the journey she goes […]

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Creative Writing

Success / Poem

I wrote this poem upon walking around the streets I grew up on, though not the ones I became a grown-up on. The poem doesn’t feel polished, but I thought I’d post it here anyway and give you a Friday read. There is a girl, and she is eleven. She knows what it is to […]

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Reading

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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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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Writing

Searching for the Light

It’s the middle of winter but feels like spring. Not because of the air around me – while the days have been warm, the air carries a chill that wouldn’t survive a spring dawn – no, it feels like spring because life feels fresh and bright and full. I spend my afternoons in the garden, […]

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Jesus

23 things learned at 23

Confession: I’ve been 23 for just over a month now. Confession: I completely forgot I’ve done these lists three years in a row. Confession: I don’t want to stop now, so here is a late list of 23 things learned at 23. (You can read the others lists here: 20, 21, 22.) 1 / Do […]

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Writing

Not a Bad Change

You may have noticed some changes on my blog. For starters, the name. I first started this blog in 2017, hence the name Be-My-2017. I thought it was a one year project that wouldn’t survive the year. I didn’t know that it would become something I still love doing and still want to continue. For […]