books · Novels · Personal

Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them

I’ve been a fan of the Harry Potter series ever since I read The Philosopher’s Stone when I was 8 years old- and ever since then it’s been a major part of my life. Three Halloweens in a row as Hermione, a ginger cuddly cat named Crookshanks, and a jar of Bertie Botts’ Every Flavour Beans later,… Continue reading Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them

books · education · Novels

The Perks of Old School Intertextuality

Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower is an immensely popular novel- and in essence, a coming of age novel. We’re following Charlie through his (sometimes) awkward high school years,and everything that comes along with that- the love interests, the drugs, the music, the literature.  So much literature. The character of Charlie’s teacher Bill seems to… Continue reading The Perks of Old School Intertextuality

books · Personal

I Wander’d Lonely as a Cloud- Windermere Wanderings and Christmas Cheer

This weekend I visited Lake Windermere- home to the Beatrix Potter museum, The Hole in T’ Wall (frequented by Charles Dickens) and one of the prettiest log benches I’ve seen yet We came across this bench after taking a random detour when we found we couldn’t walk directly around the edge of the lake- thanks… Continue reading I Wander’d Lonely as a Cloud- Windermere Wanderings and Christmas Cheer

books · graphic novels · Uncategorized

“I Guess My Soul is in a Cat”- Lost at Sea

Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Lost at Sea is about Riley, a girl who believes a cat has stolen her soul. Surprisingly, apart from this, Riley is a very relatable character- a teenage girl who hasn’t quite figured things out yet, and doesn’t know if she ever will. She worries she is too tall, and too weird, and… Continue reading “I Guess My Soul is in a Cat”- Lost at Sea

Novels · poverty

“Genuinely Down and Out”- The Richness of Poverty in Literature

“If you set yourself to it, you can live the same life, rich or poor. You can keep on with your books and your ideas. You just got to say to yourself, “I’m a free man in here”- he tapped his forehead -“and you’re alright.” Poverty in literature is the opposite of poverty in real… Continue reading “Genuinely Down and Out”- The Richness of Poverty in Literature