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?
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
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
6 months gone, and not a peep from me. It has been filled with learning, lack of sleep, and attempting to maintain some semblance of a social life. Things are winding down a wee bit, and I have read a handful of books which I have enjoyed therefore you can expect a few more reviews… Continue reading A Hiatus, But No Hernia (Thankfully)
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
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