Poetry Mini-Reviews #1

milk and honey

Title: Milk and Honey
Author: Rupi Kaur
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Format: Paperback
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Some of the poems in Milk and Honey were definitely 5 star poems, but there were others that I thought Continue reading “Poetry Mini-Reviews #1”

Where Did The Dystopian Fiction Go?

Last night, I finished a Brazilian Netflix show called 3%. It hasn’t been advertised much at all, and I haven’t heard a single person talking about it. I found it after scrolling aimlessly through the sci-fi section a few times. It didn’t look like anything amazing, but I read the word ‘dystopian’ and something inside of me cheered a little. Dystopian – I hadn’t read or watched anything from that genre for a while. And it got me wondering…where did YA dystopian fiction go? Continue reading “Where Did The Dystopian Fiction Go?”

Adventure for me is a patch of tulips.

Adventure for you is the beginning of a thousand novels in your smiles
It is the chapters turned over with every blink of your eyes
It is pieces of many stories inked into your skin in indecipherable signs
Your lips speak of life in magnificent tales Continue reading “Adventure for me is a patch of tulips.”

February & March Wrap-Up | 2017

I’ve been posting reading wrap-ups every month for over a year now, and I somehow managed to forget about it last month! I suppose it’s not completely awful, given that I only managed to read two books in both February and March, bringing me to a total of four books, which is much more content to write about in one blog post!

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Favourite Fantasy Books | Part Two

Read part one of my favourite fantasy books first!

Finally, here’s part two of my favourite fantasy novels. I’m sticking with mentioning five books/series per part (because otherwise I could talk about my favourites for hours!).

Part Two includes a lot more fantasy ‘classics’…

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Reading and Resting

For most of my reading life, reading and resting have been synonymous to me. Lazy Sunday afternoons conjure up images of pyjama bottoms and slouchy jumpers; a cup of tea in one hand and a good book in the other. Reading has been a restorative thing; a means of relaxation and of peace. It has been the plug point in which I recharge myself, and the energy supply I crave in my introvert time.

Then came along university and a history degree.

A history degree is basically a reading degree. You read, a lot. Which is great, for lovers of reading, but also bad. Because suddenly, something that was a synonym for rest, becomes entangled with work, and it can be more difficult to untangle the two.

This is something that I am still working on, and have by no means perfected, but I thought I would share a few tips that I have found useful for getting back into reading for rest.

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