Last week I came across the following message in my facebook timeline: WANTED: Participants for a book-loving social experiment. Comment if you want to participate and I’ll send you details. What do you have to do? Buy your favourite book and send it to a stranger (I’ll send you a name and address.) You will… Continue reading Favourite Books Review Series
This semester I’ve been honoured with the opportunity to teach tutorials for unsuspecting first semester students. Unsuspecting because I feel like a fraud teaching them, while they obviously think that I know what I’m doing. But with impostor syndrome being a common ailment among students everywhere, I’ve come to the realisation that I’m probably actually… Continue reading Teaching Hamlet
Waking up and looking at my phone this morning was no fun. The votes have been counted and the result is devastating. I’m speechless. This is not what I was expecting. This is not OK. I remember being asked the following question as a child (I think they were surveying the world views of those that… Continue reading Momentarily Speechless.
The Black Ice is the second instalment of Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch series, the first part of which I discussed here. The second Harry Bosch novel is similar to the first in that it’s main focus is – surprise! – Harry Bosch, an LAPD detective, who in the real world probably would have been fired for… Continue reading Connelly, Michael: The Black Ice (1993 / Harry Bosch #2)
Wow. So, it’s been over a month since you last heard from me and I really don’t have a valid excuse other than that I’ve been busy travelling. I always promise myself that I will keep up with my writing while I’m on the road, but for some reason this never happens. I hate being interrupted… Continue reading Hi there – a quick update to relieve my conscience
An emoji was elected as Word of the Year 2015 by Oxford Dictionaries. Are you kidding me? An emoji?! Here: I’ll show you: This is NOT funny. This is sad. I have exactly two questions about this: Since when does a smiley face qualify as a word? If it had to be an emoji, then why not… Continue reading Word of the Year 2015
Hi there! Fellow book blogger Shannon from http://shannonpaigewaters.com/ recently honoured my little corner of the internet with this lovely award: Thank you, Shannon! In order to reap the benefits of the award (/post the above picture), I now have to abide by the following rules: Thank the person who nominated you. (check.) Add the award logo… Continue reading One Lovely Blog Award
Hi there! So I finally – it had been three years! – made it back to England this August. I visited friends in London and Cornwall and then joined a group of people from my university for a theatre excursion in Stratford-upon-Avon. In case you couldn’t guess from the itinerary: I had an absolute blast!… Continue reading England 2015: London, Cornish Cream Rain and the Theatre
Linda invited me to join her #LIPlinkup today, which I’m happy to do. I’m also happy to steal her description in order to spare me the effort of describing her idea in my own words: What is “Life In Pictures”? Take as many pictures as you want throughout the week or day to recount the… Continue reading Life In Pictures #1
This could be my little tradition: I’ll just start every post with an apology for how long it took me to sit down and write it. I really thought I would get around to the second part of the post before too long but apparently…not. In my defence though: the new semester started this week… Continue reading Liebster Award…continued.