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Recently, I read the acknowledgements of a book, likely for the first time ever. In those acknowledgements, the author thanked Halsey, my favourite music artist. Discovering this gave me a sense of immense pleasure for the rest of the day, and I felt a personal connection with the author and book, one that I imagine … Continue reading Acknowledging The Acknowledgements: Frome, My Spiritual Home
This book being billed as a Romeo and Juliet retelling in 1920s Shanghai intrigued me. After reading, however, I feel it is more inspired by the play, rather than a strict retelling, as the plot and characters of this book is truly its own. There are very clear influences, which the Chloe Gong uses with … Continue reading Book Review: These Violent Delights
I feel like I’ve missed so much music (since I only started listening properly back in March 2020), so I’ve created this recurring post for a dual purpose: to help remind you of songs you might have forgotten (or never heard) while I go on a journey of discovery, and to document what I have … Continue reading Music Monday 25/1/21
This week has been pretty relaxed for me all things considered. I’m nearing the end of the A level syllabus in many of my courses, so the focus of the lessons is starting to transition form learning to revising. I’ll also likely hear back from Cambridge in the coming week. Probably the most exciting thing … Continue reading Weekly Preview 24/1/21
The idea for this recurring posts is to read a book over the course of 4-6 weeks, and each week to delve deeply into what has been read the previous week. This will allow for a more interesting analysis of the meaning of the book, and allow me to make predictions, in a way that … Continue reading Slow Reads: The Grapes Of Wrath Week 2
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