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May 2020 Reading

There’s not too much happening this month! According to my Goodreads statistics, on my goal to reading 100 books this year I am 9 books behind schedule. Yes, this does stress me out a little, but then I remember to chill out because literally no one cares if I read 100 books. If I don’t […]

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On Happy Endings and What is True

I remember the shock of reading Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Truman Capote) and realising I’d been lied to: Holly Golightly leaves the story without accepting Paul’s love. There is no magical kiss in the rain, there is no possibility of belonging to another, as the movie so dramatically displays. The book is, quite simply, one that […]

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Dreaming of Armchairs

I’m saving up for a really nice armchair. Well, I could afford one now, I’m sure, but I don’t want it to feel like any other purchase; I want to wait a little bit before I buy. Also, I’m not sure whether I’d keep it in my room or in the lounge room. I like […]

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April 2020 Reading

My reading has definitely slowed down. I still have a goal of reading 100 books this year, but with libraries closed, it is difficult. I don’t own any books I haven’t read before, so numerous reads this month were rereads. I do have some books coming in the mail which I’m incredibly excited for; five […]

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inspiration frustration

Being creative is difficult. I always want a finished product, but I do not always want to go through the process of completing it. There is so much information out there, related to learning or building a habit or making something. With writing, I think the advice I hear the most is something like: you […]

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Fairytales vs. Reality

As a kid, I loved fairytales. I loved the Disney Princess movies, I loved buying big books of fairytales and nursery rhymes, even if I already had a copy of them. There was something special in opening up a hardcover book that held different illustrations for the classic stories. Some books I bought second hand, […]

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Land, Wasted

When I was in year 11 and striving to meet the requirements of a good English student, I signed up for the extension English class. I was really excited about it; I considered myself to be a word person, and even though I only received average grades in English, I knew I could do it. […]

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March 2020 Reading

March wasn’t the biggest reading month, but I’m still happily making my way through a few books I’ve been reading for a while. One of which being The Woman in White (Wilkie Collins). I’m really enjoying it, but am only getting through a few pages a day due to the small font and heavy writing […]

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February 2020 Reading

February consisted of some heavy reading as uni starts in March and I had to read books for my English class (engaging with literature). So, here we go. The classics I read this month were mostly winners, but they all took a lot out of me. Pygmalion, the play by Bernard Shaw, was fantastic when […]

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January 2020 Reading

For this month’s reading list, I thought I’d try out a different format as there are a lot of books to get through. This month I read numerous poetry books that I ordered online. I love these poets’ spoken word on YouTube, and I thought it was worth supporting the small publishing house. If My […]