As I mentioned in my previous post, I've recently found myself preoccupied with the idea of endings. There have been a lot of them over the past two years - I left my PhD programme, I left my country. It's required acceptance of the fact that goodbyes and new beginnings often go hand-in-hand. These reflections … Continue reading The Best Endings In Literature: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Summer Solstice has been and gone, ushering in what will undoubtedly be a beautiful season of sunshine. To mark the beginning of the summer with appropriate attention to literary feats, I announced last week that I am committing myself to a new reading challenge - working my way through Time's Top 100 Novels. I … Continue reading Monday Musing: 22/06/15
What a wonderful week! With a well-timed slow-down in PhD work, I have thrown myself back into lazy reading days and bookshop visits. This is by far the most perfect Christmas build-up possible. Next week, I fly back to the US to visit my family for the holidays and, inevitably, spend much of my time … Continue reading Week In Review: December Discoveries
Happy Monday, my friends! For many of us, this week marks the last surge before the winter holidays. Having finally welcomed a Christmas tree and decorations into my home, I am now very much ready for the break. Seasonal celebrations are all around and I am embracing the spirit whole-heartedly. Yet as the days get … Continue reading Monday Musing: 08/12/14
I am currently well on my way to determining the essentials for a perfect summer. In my mind, it has little to do with beaches and heat. Instead, my perfect summer looks much more like something from an Enid Blyton novel. For instance, it is no lie to say that my kitchen currently abounds with … Continue reading Monday Musing: 30/06/14
With The Great Gatsby taking a bit of a hammering in the film reviews, I thought this might be the perfect opportunity to affirm my love for F. Scott Fitzgerald. Enter one of my favourite passages from literature... Have a wonderful week!