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The Garden / Poem

Because it’s time to bring back Creative Fridays (no matter how short the writing): Flowers growing in my lungs, Vines entwining around my tongue. Stomach filled with butterflies, My body, a garden, bringing life. Sarah xx

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Cheesy Words

The cheese on my toasted sandwich hasn’t completely melted, which sounds like a first world problem because it is one. I’m taking a lunch break – in between two lectures – because no matter how busy I am I do not forget to eat. (Seriously, how do people do that? If anything I eat more […]

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Reading

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 […]

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Return of Wuthering Heights

In preparation for starting university next month, I’ve bought the prescribed books for my unit on literature and society. God must have a sense of humour, because one of those mandatory bad boys is Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. For those familiar with this blog, you’ll know that I’ve been struggling to read that book […]

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Repeat / Poem

It’s a sunshine-y morning and we’re going to welcome it with a little rhyme; let’s bring back Creative Fridays! It’s been a while since I’ve written a long poem, but I just enjoy writing small things that don’t necessarily fit anywhere else. (I’ve also had a few bigger blog posts lately, and it’s nice to […]

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Reading

Easy to Read Classics / Book Recs

While I read some Jane Austen when I was a teenager, I only truly enjoyed reading her work as an adult. As a teenager I struggled to understand the different characters and their connections, the language, the complexity of social norms, etc. (And that went for many other classics, not just Austen.) Everyone loves to […]

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The End of Autumn

Today was the most beautiful clear day, lulling me into thinking winter won’t be thaaat bad. But I was sitting in the sun, and now I’m back home and it’s chilly so I’m drinking a delicious vanilla chai which will warm me inside out. Winter will be the beginning of numerous things, like my sister […]

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May 2019 Reading

I didn’t finish as many books this month, but I am currently reading five books, so next month should even things out. I read five books this month, which gives me a total of 45 this year, which is on track for reading 100 by December. Let’s take a look at what I read in […]

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Writing: Non-Fiction / Book Recs

The following three book recommendations are about writing, though each one is entertaining as well as educational. Two of them are memoirs, in which writing plays a natural part in the story, but you don’t need to be a writer to learn through their life experiences and discipline to their craft. On Writing by Stephen […]

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Writing

Big Little Life Thoughts

There comes a time when we have to stop and think about where we are. What we’re building, what we’re giving to, what we’re running towards. I’ve been building my writing, giving to this blog. I found out yesterday that a magazine will be publishing one of my short stories, which is my second publication […]