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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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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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December 2020 Reading

I was pouring my crème brulee tea (honestly one the best things I’ve ever smelled) when I realized I never blogged about my December reads. So here they are. Please picture them wrapped up in a nice bow as though I’m giving you a late Christmas present. December was a bit of a strange month […]

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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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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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Atone / Poem

(Keep scrolling if you don’t want to read the preamble to the poem 🙂 ) A few months ago I deleted a lot of poems off my blog because I was compiling a poetry manuscript in the hopes of publishing it. A lot of those poems were rough first drafts anyway, but still one of […]

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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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A New Project

In this post, I mentioned that I had started writing a new novel. And I’m excited. It feels different to all the other stories I’ve written; but then again, starting a new project usually does. There are so many possibilities. It’s the feeling that this could be the one! But part of me really does […]

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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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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 […]