Today I cycled to Devil’s bridge and back. It was one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences ever. So, I thought I’d share some pictures (these were taken on my phone and the weather wasn’t great so I apologise). These first 6 pictures are from the first half of the journey, riding along the hills. […]Read more "Bike Ride to Devil’s Bridge"
This year I want to explore more books from genres I haven’t read much of. The LGBTQ+ and mental health genres particularly spark my interest because I feel it’s important to include people of all types in books, (even though there is a genre for a specific type of character). I also want to dive back […]Read more "2018 TBR: To Be Read Pile"
Review and my experience with Naomi Alderman’s ‘The Power’Read more "The Power by Naomi Alderman"
I decided to title this favourite ‘reads’ rather than favourite books since there are only two books on my list! I’m pretty happy with my effort this year, as I nearly managed to complete my Goodreads Reading Challenge of 50 books, coming close at 45. Although most of my reading consisted of texts for my University […]Read more "5 Favourite Reads of 2017"
Yesterday I watched ‘Recalibrate’ Russell Howard’s latest stand up tour recorded for Netflix. Honestly, I was really impressed with some of the subjects he talked about. Feminism, terrorism and life for young people at the moment. Even though it made me laugh, the underlying message was really interesting, uplifting as well as being incredibly relevant. […]Read more "a Netflix recommendation"
read on 14/12/17 !SPOILERS! I read ‘A Modest Adornment’ from Margiad Evans’ collection of short stories, ‘The Old and the Young’ for my Literary Theory module and an essay on Queer theory. In my first reading, I found Evans’ description detailed and ambiguous. Her short story was almost a Mystery as well as a Tragedy. I […]Read more "A Modest Adornment by Margiad Evans"
Today I received feedback on my latest essay for my Shapes of Tragedy module. The subject was pollution and cleansing in the Oresteia by Aeschylus, the Greek writer. I had been anticipating the feedback and mark on this essay after slipping up on a smaller essay for my other English Literature module this semester, Literary Theory. […]Read more "Feedback and essaying"
finished listening 05/12/17 Murder on the Orient Express is the first Agatha Christie novel I have read. I really enjoyed it. Personally, I found the audiobook/play enhanced my reading: I could hear the varying accents, the train chugging along and doors closing, altogether incredibly immersive. I imagined that if I had not had the amazing […]Read more "Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christe"
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