I finally read Little Women and these are my thoughts. I’ve been wanting to read this classic for a while now but must admit that I finally pushed myself to do so just to see the new movie. No I cannot miss anything that Timothée Chalamet or Emma Watson are in. In all honesty, I wish I had read this book years ago as I am certain I would have enjoyed it more then. I feel like the stories and lessons would have resonated with me more – and maybe I would have loved the girls more.
I hope you are well and that 2020 has been nice to you. It’s been a while since I last wrote on here and wow does it feel weird to finally be doing so again. For months now, really since I graduated in July, I have had such a lack of motivation, besides the obvious freak out of trying to find a job in publishing & London. It’s been hard. I’m overwhelmed by the fact that I don’t know what I’m doing and I still feel discouraged every time I receive a rejection. To quote William Whewell, ‘Every failure is a step to success’ but gosh does it not feel like it most days. Continue reading “Where I’ve Been & What I’ve Been Reading”
Hello book lovers! As the first week of fall comes to a close, I thought it would be a perfect time to share my 2019 fall reading recommendations with you. These are all books that I have read myself, deeply enjoyed, and cannot see a better time for you to pick them up. If you’re looking for something whimsical, I’ve got you covered. Eery and hooking? Got it. Current with recent news and politics? I’ve got that too! With a list of 10, I’m hoping there’s at least one book for each of you that you haven’t read yet AND that you will enjoy. Now get a warm beverage and cozy up in a blanket so that we can dive on in! Continue reading “10 Books to Read This Fall”
It’s officially that time of the year where the leaves are beginning to change (in some places), school is starting back up, and everyone is having to readjust their “norm”. This is my first year since the age of 3 where I’m not preparing to go back to school. I’m not buying new school clothes, packing up my belongings to head back to my university, and I’m not counting down the days until I’m back in the city that I love. It’s hard. Continue reading “Dear Diary #1: Grad Life”
Hello book lovers! With June wrapping up, it’s time to share my five favorites things from this month. June has been an up and down month for me, from being busy traveling to job applications to preparing my flat to move out, it has been interesting to see what things became essentials for me. With so many things feeling out of my control lately, I took a step back to look at how my daily routines were going and what changes I wanted to make to feel better. So let’s get on to what items did exactly that for me in June! Continue reading “June Favourites”
Hello book lovers! I hope all of you are doing well. It’s that time again where I share my favorite book of the month. How has the time gone by so fast? June has been an odd reading month for me – I only managed to finish one book thanks to finally starting The Night Circus (which I am really enjoying) so naturally, the only book I finished is my book of the month. That’s not to say it doesn’t 100% deserve the award though! Continue reading “June Book of the Month”
Hello book lovers! Before starting today’s post, I need to ask you a question: Have you ever stopped yourself from applying for a job because you doubted your capability?
I have, more times than I would like to admit, and I never realized there was a real term for it until hearing one of my lecturers mention it. Imposter syndrome. And I would assume you are lying to yourself if your answer was no to my question. Whether it was just one minor detail or a task you assumed you wouldn’t be good enough for, so many us of have been there. We get it. You’re not alone. So how do we overcome it? How do we stop holding ourselves back, believing we are good enough for a job that made our hearts leap when we read the announcement, and finally apply to any and every job we desire? Continue reading “Stop Letting Imposter Syndrome Hold You Back”
Hello book lovers! I hope that all of you are doing well. Is anyone else completely thrown-off by the fact that it is already June? Where has this year gone?? As someone dealing with the pressures of finding a job and moving, I do not appreciate time flying by – it only adds to the stress! June is also the halfway mark for those of us with reading goals for 2019. My goal is 35 books and I am only at 12, thanks to barely having any ‘fun reading time’ during the final months of my degree, which Goodreads likes to remind me as being ‘3 books behind schedule’. Thanks babe. Continue reading “Mid-Year Reading Update”
Hello book lovers! To celebrate today being Friday, I am coming at you with another new series I am starting on my blog – monthly favorites! On the final posting day of each month, I am sharing 5 things with you that I have been adoring. The categories will range from beauty to clothing, books to food and whatever else I discover. So to celebrate this new series, today I am bringing you my May favorites! Continue reading “May Favourites”
Hello book lovers! I have decided to start a new series on my blog called “Book of the Month”. I felt this would be more interesting than a monthly wrap-up as it allows me to give my full attention to a book that I loved – and can happily ramble about for however long I want. Continue reading “May Book of the Month”