Musings

Etching Yourself into a Book

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

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Musings

Book Hangovers: What Do You Experience?

An oh-so-brief google search of the term "Book Hangover" uncovers several articles along with many, many memes. They all referred to the sensation of remaining in the world which you have just finished/ left; in the case of the EpicRead.com glossary it also includes staying up too late to remain a functioning human being. I'm… Continue reading Book Hangovers: What Do You Experience?

Musings

Reading Nooks: Summer Edition

Summer is in full swing in the northern hemisphere, calling for a revamp in reading nooks. With the high temperatures, snuggling up with a blanket or a cup of tea just seems out of the question. So I went on a quest to find a nicer way to read during the oppressively warm days. During… Continue reading Reading Nooks: Summer Edition

Fiction

Quiet Neighbours: A Review

They say don't judge a book by its cover, but lately I've just been picking books up at random based on whether or not I enjoy their covers. It's not been too poor of a method as Foxlowe was a result of this experiment. This time it is Quiet Neighbours by Catriona McPherson, a very intriguing… Continue reading Quiet Neighbours: A Review

Musings

Sometimes Shorter Books Aren’t Always Better… For Me At Least

There are so many modes of reading: poetry, short stories, articles, novelas, novels, graphic novels. The options are unending, and it has turned into another onerous task in deciding what to read. Poetry rarely captivates me. I find it to be too short and not the medium suited to me in order to convey a… Continue reading Sometimes Shorter Books Aren’t Always Better… For Me At Least

Fashion, Musings

The Curated Closet: All the Flowing Clothes (Part 2)

Turns out the process of revamping your wardrobe and curating a personal clothing style takes a lot of time and effort. Who knew! I've been working on discovering the shapes and cuts that I like, as well as the types of materials and accessories that I enjoy. Thankfully, one of my best friends is down… Continue reading The Curated Closet: All the Flowing Clothes (Part 2)