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
I've grown up between two generations: one which rarely used internet technology and another which has been exposed to smartphones since their birth. Unfortunately, I've started to feel like I've cottoned onto the trend of requiring constant entertainment and diversion, unable to remain focused on tasks. This isn't meant to slam anyone, as even the… Continue reading Attention! Attention?
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
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
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