School is in full swing and with time constraints of both practical experience and lectures, I feel a little panicked about studying! Throughout university, people have said, "You'll find the style of studying that works for you!" implying that once it's found, it will never change. I got sucked into that trap and tried using… Continue reading The Sketchnote Handbook: A Studying Review
I've been stuck lately. I pick one thing up, read it, toss it aside. I click on one show, watch 20 minutes of it, and return to browse. I pick up some wool and, instead, start felting. And that is the story of how I have yet to complete a book for the past three… Continue reading Choice is Wearing Me Out
Now, every good library has some movies stashed away within. Lately, I've been trying to find movies that are good... great, even. So one list recommended the Ladykillers for an excellent comedy. *spoilers to follow!* We start off in London, meeting an old lady (Mrs. Wilberforce) who is CLEARLY a foolish busybody. The police don't… Continue reading The Ladykillers: A Movie Review
I am 100% late to this party, but I have recently started to listen to audiobooks. My library has an online component which allows me to download eBooks and audiobooks for a set number of days. Honestly, I mention the library so often in this blog, I may as well propose to it and move… Continue reading Discovering the Joy of Audiobooks
There are several types of people in the world, but with reading I feel like you're either a spontaneous reader or a person who has their set ritual. I flip-flop between the two often, depending upon the various demands upon my time. When I do schedule my reading, I find that it's a great method… Continue reading Is There Value in Scheduling Reading Time?
Welcome to the heyday of colonial England: entering countries, taking their resources, and that's about it. But I digress. Let us discuss A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray. *spoilers!* We begin by meeting Gemma Doyle and her mother in India, where they have lived many years. Gemma witnesses her mother's death, and is shipped back… Continue reading A Great and Terrible Beauty: A Review
Growing up, books were treated as sacred objects, not to be touched with anything but our hands and to be left unblemished. Lending out some of my books to my friends, they were returned with writing inside indicating to which parts they had read, some phrases underlined. I was quite upset and erased the pencil… Continue reading Etching Yourself into a Book