Hi guys, this isn’t a blog post of such but I just wanted to let you know that I’ve started a booktube and my first video which is a booktube newbie tag, it goes up at 5pm today! Go over to: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf44vtH3jx-rKzpl2MZZUrQ And enjoy my new video, I’m super excited to start this channel and … Continue reading Announcement: BOOKTUBE
I thought I'd have another hit at poetry for today's prompt and just as a disclaimer, the poem does not reflect my personal view or approach to life but I want to explore different perspectives of the world and living. I am trying all sorts of ways to approach my writing and lifestyle and this … Continue reading Day 8 of My Writing Challenge: Balance.
Today's prompt is a little bit more informal, my creative juices aren't flowing at the minute but I did want to do this prompt before I completely hit a wall, so here is my preachy entry, enjoooy. Enid Blyton's The Famous Five, Stranger Things' group of outcasts, Scooby-doo and the Mystery Gang, the friends helping … Continue reading Day 7 of My Writing Challenge: Together.
When I saw this prompt I was a bit shocked, seemed a little far-fetched and cliche, but I suppose that only depends on how you approach it. I'm going to make mine short and sweet to avoid it turning gross. I like to take a naturalistic approach to my work. In many of my stories … Continue reading Day 6 of My Writing Challenge: Perfection.
I'm very excited about today's prompt because I get to write about food. I've never actually written food into any of my stories really but I love reading food preparation and imagery in Japanese novels and watching it in anime. I don't know why but it is just my favourite thing, it makes me SO … Continue reading Day 5 of My Writing Challenge: Yum.
Today's prompt is Heart and I am supposed to be writing from the perspective of an animal which I am not quite doing but I thought it was okay to bend the rules a bit. This is my first real attempt of poetry and I am scared, embarrassed and excited about it so go easy … Continue reading Day 3 of My Writing Challenge: Heart.
This came from a memory of me and my best friend and it came out a little weirder and less effective than I had hoped, but I suppose that's the way to learn by accepting your better and worse pieces. So here is today's story for the prompt: Youth. 2. The warm day was losing … Continue reading Day 2 of My Writing Challenge: Youth.
To apply a little structure or consistency to my life I have decided to do a thirty day writing plan/challenge. If you have come from my Instagram then you will have seen the template that I am using. If you have not, here it is and feel free to also join in on developing your … Continue reading Day 1 of My Writing Challenge: Fool.
So after almost a year since reading the first two parts of 1Q84, which I thoroughly enjoyed (see my Goodreads review for what I actually thought), I thought I would go back to Murakami and finally finish the series as I was absolutely pumped to see the narrative unravel and reveal the ending. Unfortunately, the … Continue reading My final thoughts on 1Q84.
I did a little poll on my Instagram to whether I should post my short stories on my blog, it had a super positive response so I've plucked up the courage to post my first finished short story. Any feedback, constructive feedback that is, is very welcome because I am a new writer and seriously … Continue reading My first short story, ‘A Season’s End.’
This is my first post of the year and it has been a while since I posted last so I thought I'd do a little write up of my coming semester and what texts I am actually looking forward to and I think would be valuable for anyone to give a read. I am … Continue reading A look inside this Semester at Uni.
Last week the housemates and I went to Tate Modern to see the Dora Maar photography and painting exhibition, this was mainly for one of my housemates who is doing a photography course but I found the pieces super interesting, so I thought I would write a little post on some of my favourite photos … Continue reading A trip to the exhibition for Dora Maar.
This is going to be a bit of a thought dump, I’ve just been thinking some things up and decided that I would try to make a coherent stream of consciousness (if there is such a thing) about my relationship with writing, or lack thereof... In recent years becoming more and more in love with … Continue reading My relationship with writing
Before reading this book I knew that it was often regarded as a modern classic or at least a must-read. But, for some reason, I had it in my mind that it was just another young adult novel so I wasn't really expecting anything as actually grand as it had been hyped up to be. … Continue reading My thoughts on The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
On a very hungover morning, I thought I would finally watch 'At Eternity's Gate' as laying in bed watching a screen is about all I could do... However, while I wallowed in shame I was unexpectedly VERY inspired by the film. It is about the last years of Vincent Van Gogh's life. Exploring his relationships, … Continue reading How “At Eternity’s Gate” Inspired Me To Delve Into More Art.
In the week before uni started, I went a little spend happy, I couldn’t stop buying books and ended up buying around 8 new books on top of the many others I haven’t even read yet, not mentioning the reading I am supposed to be doing for my course, oops. That is what it's like … Continue reading I need to stop buying books…
Hallo, its review time. This time for Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami, which gives a very surprising result I think, so stick around and give it a read. x As you know, Haruki Murakami is my favourite author and I have finally finished Killing Commendatore. I definitely enjoyed the book as the atmosphere and characters … Continue reading Killing Commendatore Haruki Murakami
If you've read one of my blog posts 'Little changes in my life that make a big difference.' then you will have noticed that I'm one of them ones who have to be mindful of what my day includes and where my moods drop and peak so that I can keep myself productive and not crawl … Continue reading How I am keeping a healthy body for a healthy mind.
I have been hesitant to try out a kindle E-reader for a long time. I used to bash them hard because I love physical books and the way that they look on shelves and such, there is something very therapeutic about just flicking through pages. I also worried that purchasing a kindle and buying e-books … Continue reading My feelings about Kindle E-readers.
So I'm currently breaking all the rules, I'm sitting on my bed bulk writing posts because I've started practically full time work and today's my day off so comfort is key. But I am writing out of necessity and to make life easier when I'm super busy so this is a one off, I usually … Continue reading How your environment effects your productivity.
This next year of University I will be renting a room in a shared house with a few friends, so I have told myself I am not allowed to bring all my plants back with me. I have decided to take only 3 back so that when I get there I can figure out the … Continue reading My Houseplants!
There are some super exciting reads coming up for me soon and there are also some pretty sick releases that I am looking forward to, so lets get into it! The books that I have already purchased and are to be read are: Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami (surprise surprise) a novel about more of … Continue reading My TBR’s and Book Wishlist.
*not all of the books are in the featured image because I've lent some to friends :)* Since my "Reading 30 books in 2019" post I have already documented a few reads that I have completed since then on this blog, namely: Reading Haruki Murakami Character mood board: Midori. Green. Review of John Williams' Stoner: … Continue reading Goodreads update!
(ignore the state of me in the first picture, just happy ennit) If you've had a look at my about page you would know that for the past year I've been studying Theology and Religious studies at Roehampton University, I have enjoyed it for the most part but as the year went by I increasingly felt … Continue reading Tips To Help You Choose Your Uni Course // A New Chapter.
Here comes another mood board. I'm really really enjoying them at the mo. This one is much more topical than the last, but that is very fitting for our boy Atticus Finch. He was without a doubt my favourite character from Harper Lee's 'To Kill A Mockingbird', a close second being Jean-Louise (Scout). I loved … Continue reading Character Mood board: Atticus Finch
Welcome back! It's been a while... So to herald a new blog post at last, I thought I'd write a cheeky review on John Williams' 'Stoner'. There are slight spoilers in the sense of relationships and my opinion on characters, but no critical plot spoilers and I definitely won't ruin the end! I hope that … Continue reading Review of John Williams’ Stoner. ‘An Insight Into The Human Condition.’
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami. (...again) Midori. This is a simplified version of how I see Midori in Murakami's Norwegian Wood. When I was planning this post I knew that I wanted to mood board one of the girls, Naoko or Midori. I found that although Naoki seems to be the most troubled and main … Continue reading Character Mood board: Midori. Green.
In my effort to complete my Goodread's 2019 reading competition I decided to purchase a few more of Murakami's books because I have absolutely fallen in love with his writing. I haven't read enough of his work to have a holistic view, but I know enough to express how much it resonates with me and … Continue reading Reading Haruki Murakami.
I feel like I talk about slumps quite often on here or my Instagram and unfortunately its because I seem to get into them quite often. Which is why it's so important that every time I get into them I recognise what's going wrong, what I can do to make them more bearable and less … Continue reading Little changes in my life that make a big difference.
I thought that a good way to celebrate International Women's Day would be to talk about my favourite and strongest women in my life as well as how I myself would like to be strong and therefore feminine. Part I Women in my life.SO, first of all, my two best friends (Hope, photo 1 and … Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day!!
Happy World Book Day! Who are you embodying this year? I thought this post would be rather fitting to post for today so I hope you enjoy! Over the last couple of years I have fallen in love with reading, regrettably I wasn't much of a reader when I was younger it simply didn't catch … Continue reading Reading 30 books in 2019
Being at University may seem like the best experience that you'll have in your youth (or life, not excluding the mature students out there) and it is often depicted idealistically on social media, obviously only showing the fun and exciting parts and not the parts where you're looking at your bank balance and missing your … Continue reading A reminder to give yourself some time.
I am absolutely in love with graphic novels at the moment, especially this graphic diary. I read 'Carnet De Voyage' a little bit out of chronology as I haven't yet read 'Blankets' and I had never seen any other work by Craig Thompson prior to this travel diaries. I think I enjoy auto-biographical graphic novels … Continue reading Graphic diary: Carnet De Voyage // Craig Thompson & my love for the non-fiction.
Its the new year and I feel that I often realise that I've been stuck to the same things and same routine I have blindly followed for the last month or so. To avoid this I've actively gone looking for new things to add into my life that shake things up a little bit. Favourite … Continue reading Bits that you should check out // Pt. 2
So, today I will be reviewing the most recent volume of The Sunday Girl Magazine. In September last year I reviewed the 6th volume and after reading and enjoying the beautiful aesthetic of it, I am now a dedicated fan and want to keep buying each volume as they come out. I just love the … Continue reading Review // Sunday Girl Magazine: Vol. 7
For Christmas I was gifted a graphic novel called 'Persepolis'. I'm not a big reader of graphic novels because I am more attracted to standard novels. However, due to its story and context I was so excited to read it. To summarise the story with as little spoilers as I can manage, it follows Marjane … Continue reading Book Review: ‘Persepolis’ Marjane Satrapi
By this point I think that we've all seen the back and forth arguing between Piers Morgan, Little Mix and Ariana Grande. While I don't usually pay much attention to celebrity feuds, this one caught my attention and got me raging. For decades- accelerating from the equal right to vote, women have been taking back … Continue reading Stop Shaming Women’s Sexuality.
I have been really getting into reading magazines lately, I love the format of them! Sure a book is more satisfying as a whole world is created in your mind, however, if you're like me and get burnt out and don't have the energy to read a hefty plot, then magazines are perfect. They are … Continue reading Reviewing the empowering magazine ‘Sunday Girl’ // Vol. 6
Today's post is a little different from my others, its a bit more of a discussion. I was reading my magazines and a consistent topic throughout them is how damaging social media can be on a person's creativity levels. So after reading an article about this in the Sunday Girl magazine I began to notice … Continue reading The daunting giant that is: Social Media.
Today I thought I'd shake things up a bit and delve into a bit of photography. I brainstormed what I thought would be the most beautiful thing to capture, which would definitely be my grandparents' garden, my most relaxed and positive place to be. The most aesthetically pleasing images to me are flowers, nature and … Continue reading My sanctuary.
This prompt was a bit of a difficult one for me as I was struggling to write as it was and then talking about the sun which I haven't taken advantage of in a while completely trumped me. But, I thought I might as well try and post it a day late anyway. So here … Continue reading Day 4 of My Writing Challenge: Sun.