Spring in Winchester

Spring in Winchester "And the Spring arose on the garden fair, Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere" - Percy Bysshe Shelley  It’s been harder to enjoy spring this year, as the nice weather has coincided with looming deadlines and the end of the academic year. This spring has felt even more stressful as it’s... Continue Reading →

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February Reading Roundup/Review

February has been a month mostly dominated by course reading, but that should change next month hopefully! Even so, the books for my course this month have been incredibly interesting, so I've been quite lucky this month. Howards End by E.M. Forster: Rating Five Stars “Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will... Continue Reading →

February Walks in Winchester

It’s been afrustrating few weeks where nothing is progressing the way I want it to. There’s been a lot on, in terms of trying to get a full draft of my dissertation done by the end of the month, my seminar workload has steadily increased, not to mention the three essays I need to write... Continue Reading →

January Reading Roundup/Review

It’s not been a bad start to 2018 reading wise. My Goodreads challenge is 45 books, and so far thankfully I'm on track, which I'm hoping I can keep it up throughout the year. I've read 4 books, half for pleasure, and half for my course, so I’m please there’s been a healthy balance between... Continue Reading →

Winter in Winchester

“What he longs for instead, as he sits at the food-strewn table, is winter, winter itself. He wants the essentiality of winter, not this half-season grey selfsameness. He wants real winter where woods are sheathed in snow, trees emphatic with its white, their bareness shining and enhanced because of it, the ground underfoot snow-covered as... Continue Reading →

5 Books I Want To Read Before 2018

  After an intense, exhausting and stressful week I've taken a much needed day off today. I've spent pretty much the whole week writing uni assignments, and they're so nearly done and I'm ready to sleep for the rest of the year. I've had today off to rest, recharge and do some general organisation of... Continue Reading →

Victober and October Reading Roundup

  I’m currently reading Victorian novels for one of my modules this semester, called ‘The Victorian Art of Murder’ which is examining the cultural fascination crime sparked during the Victorian period. It’s been really fascinating to see a lot of violent stereotypes be debunked, and how the rise of the press and access to new... Continue Reading →

Autumn in Winchester

“October’s a blink of the eye. The apples weighing down the tree a minute ago are gone and the tree’s leaves are yellow and thinning. A frost has snapped millions of trees all across the country into brightness. The ones that aren’t evergreen are a combination of beautiful and tawdry, red orange gold the leaves,... Continue Reading →

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