Hawking, Stoker and Hosseini

We all have our rough days, more often than not and when it gets to the point where the rug really gets pulled out from under my feet, the only thing that makes me feel like me again are books. Books and candles. There’s something pretty comforting about cozying up in a blanket, candles lit…

The Food Diary: Under The Sea

Sooooooo healthy eating is going well!! Today, with the copious amount of free time I have suddenly found myself with, I decided to go all out and make a sea-world themed cake! Now, I’m not the world’s best baker so I knew this cake was going to be a bit of a hit and miss…

‘Annabel Lee’

I recently came across Edgar Allan Poe’s poem ‘Annabel Lee’ in ‘Lady Midnight’ by Cassandra Clare. It tickled something in the back of my mind and I realised I’d read it once before when I was in school. Reading it again, with and without a certain context made me think of so many different things…

Iron Flutter

A small cast of iron Winds around your finger Beams hit the walls, as you move In the yellow diamond room A moth ridden chair at your back Sits in quiet melancholy Half burnt cuban cigar dangles from your fingers Calloused, yellow, you move To the powdery books Unturned, rotten yellow pages You thumb your…

Get Your Act Together!

I’ve noticed that I am at my most stressed when I am most unorganised, and it will come as no surprise that these two things go hand in hand. And since the beginning of this year I have been trying to stay more organised, trying to get things done on time and stay on top…

Life After Life: Bed Time Reads

I had been meaning to read Life after Life ever since it was recommended to me; the plot itself and the idea of reincarnation intrigued me, so I ordered a copy for myself and jumped right in. It’s taken me a while to get through, mostly due to the fact that studying English Literature at…

Colour Yourself Happy

So recently I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz on the internet about colouring books for adults, a sort of art therapy, a stress relief, a little something to give you another outlet for your creativity. I had been reading up a lot about it and it’s benefits and the philosophy behind it, and I…

The Girl You Left Behind…

It isn’t quite often that I find a book which once I’ve finished, I go right back to the start and devour page after page all over again, and over the Christmas Holidays, I did exactly that! ‘The Girl You Left Behind’ made me dive right back into this heartbreaking yet heartwarming tale. Never have…

The Big Switch Off

This is an issue that I think is definitely important to discuss, especially in this day and age. I originally wrote this post for my University newspaper, The Spark, but I thought it would be good to bring the blogosphere’s attention to this as well. Especially with us embarking onto the new year, if you…

Does Pain Demand To Be Felt?

This Christmas Holiday, I got the chance to read a few of my well loved books that I left behind at home, in hopes that they would provide some much needed solace from victorian novels and plays that had occupied my mind during term time. And I was right! I have to say, I did not…