Musings, Studying

A “Hello” From the Abyss of School

Hidee Ho, Friends! It has been a while since I've last posted, and I will be honest that with the madness of school I briefly forgot I even had a blog. Whoops! Where is the "u"?? It has been a wild ride; I'm almost done my first placement and exams are looming. And throughout this… Continue reading A “Hello” From the Abyss of School


Is There Value in Scheduling Reading Time?

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?


A Great and Terrible Beauty: A Review

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


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


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 glossary it also includes staying up too late to remain a functioning human being. I'm… Continue reading Book Hangovers: What Do You Experience?