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November 2019 Reading

I’ve read 100 books this year! Which means my secret not-so-secret goal of reading that many this year has been fulfilled! I’m so chuffed about it, especially because this year I made an effort to read books out of my comfort zone. And for the most part, it paid off by discovering some gems. Because […]

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Reading Widely

I have my favourite books, and they’re generally classics which feature strong yet lovable women and heart-warming yet hard-earned romance. Northanger Abbey (Jane Austen), Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte), North and South (Elizabeth Gaskell), for instance. Other favourites include The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett), The Help (Kathryn Stockett), and Call the Midwife (Jennifer Worth). While […]

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October 2019 Reading

October looks great regarding my reading, but in truth half of these are children’s books. Still, it’s said that being a great writer is helped by reading widely. The children’s books are for my university course starting in a couple weeks, and as I’ve been reading classics (never again, Wuthering Heights) it was a nice […]

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September 2019 Reading

I only finished one book in September, but I’ve reached my goal of 80 books this year (even though my not-so-secret secret goal is 100) so I’m not complaining. Next trimester I have to read a bunch of children’s books, which I’m really looking forward to. It’ll be interesting to study what makes one a […]

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August 2019 Reading

My reading has slowed down a lot in the past two months since starting university, a fact surprising no one. But on top of that, my reading tastes are changing. I’ve always liked classics and wanted a good collection of ones I enjoy, but in the past month I’ve been more motivated to read them […]

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July 2019 Reading

Okay, this monthly wrap-up is much, much shorter than all my others have been, and I know you’re all sighing with relief because boy-oh-boy are the other ones way too long to read properly. To your happiness, I’m now a hard-working university student who doesn’t have time to even remember what a book is – […]

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One Regret and One Pleasant Surprise

In my youth, I spent most of my money on small, impulsive purchases. They were fun at the time, but most of them didn’t survive very long. I was interested in short term excitement rather than long term investment. This isn’t bad thinking for a kid, but I do think of this as a valuable […]

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Christian Fiction / Book Recs

In my experience, Christian fiction ranges from the “we said grace before dinner” to “I met God when I went for a walk this morning”. Here are three Christian novels that I find to be equally helpful and encouraging, God-focused and educational, and entertaining. All are for adults (rather than being aimed at teenagers). A […]

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Wuthering Heights (is my life now)

It’s July, which means Camp NaNoWriMo has rolled around once more. (You can find my April 2019 experience here.) Normally I would love the opportunity to work on a writing project, but instead of participating I’ll be reading my way through Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Yes, now is the time. With lectures starting on […]

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June 2019 Reading

June, what a month! So many books! As I’m starting uni in July, I knew I wanted to enjoy my free time as much as possible, which consisted of reading (a lot). This knowledge mixed with the cold weather meant perfect days for reading under blankets. Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles #1) by Melina […]