Musings

Hello from the Other Side…

... of exams and tests! Finished another unit, and now a whole other year of uni. It's scary to think in under a year, I'll have finished my degree and will have to actually be a semi-adult. AAH! Tina reflects so many of my emotions. I had to return the book I was reading to… Continue reading Hello from the Other Side…

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Fiction

The Draughtsman: Why Don’t We Ever Learn from History?

I've ranted about how I love certain subjects, but an era that fascinates me greatly is surrounding World War II and how it indelibly changed countries, economies, and paved the way for the world we live in now. I found The Draughtsman by Robert Lautner in my public library, and the premise grasped my attention immediately. The… Continue reading The Draughtsman: Why Don’t We Ever Learn from History?

Fiction

Freud Would Have a Field Day: Sharp Objects

I had run out of things to read during a placement and the local library was shut, so I went to the pharmacy and purchased a copy of Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn (of Gone Girl fame). I'm a fan of dark stories that look at the inner workings of family life, making this a perfect one for me… Continue reading Freud Would Have a Field Day: Sharp Objects

Fashion, Fiction, Movies

4 Cheers for Some Racial Diversity: Crazy Rich Asians

I am jumping on the train talking about Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan. This is a huge departure from the cultures that I normally read about- primarily Caucasians. I will ashamedly admit I was a little skeptical about this supposedly "hilarious" novel and whether or not I would enjoy it, but I was hooked as… Continue reading 4 Cheers for Some Racial Diversity: Crazy Rich Asians

Musings

A List of the Little Things in Life #1

Happiness is an ever-discussed, elusive-to-some concept. Last week, I was in a bit of a funk and tried to embark on some soul searching. It brought up a whole host of repressed issues which we'll touch on later. But for now, here's a wee list of happy things, as promised! Snowy days and seeing birds play… Continue reading A List of the Little Things in Life #1

Musings

Calling for My Happiness

So last week, I talked briefly about how I feel like my internet/ social media use was cutting down on my ability to focus (yay neural network changes). However, this week I've been ruminating about the impact it's having on my happiness. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eab_beh07HU This is a large topic, possibly too much for a brief blog… Continue reading Calling for My Happiness