Recently read | part one

I thought now a perfect time than any to do a round-up of all the books I’ve read in the last six months. Don’t worry though, I’m breaking it up into two posts so you won’t feel too overwhelmed. How It Feels by Brendan Cowell – 2/5 Written by an Australian author How It Feels is about…

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Staying productive | what’s next?

I’ve been struggling lately in knowing what to post on here. Do I start analysing topics I feel passionate and driven about? Or continue writing reviews and summaries on beauty, skincare and books? I’m leaning toward a happy medium. My interests vary and I want to showcase that on here. I am excited to start…

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Masters | producing Tattoo

After having written an overview about the first year of my Master here, I wanted to go into more detail about the two books I worked on. The first was an anthology titled Tattoo and the second was a collection of works titled BSP Review: The Department of Noticing and Listening. This will be the…

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Masters | Year One

Now is a better time than any to reflect on my past year of postgraduate study. I’m back for year two doing a Master of Writing and Publishing at RMIT University. Having now dropped to part-time I’m currently a third of the way through my course. For some context, I studied an undergraduate Arts Degree for…

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Can a novel change you?

A little while ago I came across an interesting question: think of one book that has changed you as a person. I liked how open-ended it was. It could be answered simply or, taken to a place where a book helped to shape a person’s view. Initially I thought of Jenny Han’s The Summer I…

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Me Before You, After You & Still Me by Jojo Moyes | recently read

Me Before You Let me start off my saying that I have never cried more reading a book than I did reading the final chapters of this. Having seen the film adaption a couple of times I had familiarised myself with the characters and storyline. Although the book is written very simply, there is a…

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Essence by Hayley Gabrielle | recently read

Essence by Hayley Gabrielle is a young adult fantasy book and the first of The Essence Chronicles. This is Hayley’s debut-novel – and a good one at that.

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We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver | recently read

‘Kevin made himself up for you, and there must have been, in the very lavishness of his fabrication, a deep and aching desire to please. But do you ever consider how disappointed he must have been when you accepted the decoy as the real thing?’ We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver is a…

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak | recently read

‘They say that war is death’s best friend, but I must offer you a different point of view on that one. To me, war is like the new boss who expects the impossible. He stands over your shoulder repeating one thing incessantly. ‘Get it done, get it done.’ So you work harder. You get the…

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris| recently read

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris follows the story of Lale, a young Jewish man sent to the Birkenau concentration camp in Poland during the Second World War. The novel not only provides insight into the minds of Lale and his fellow inmates, but the vile and vicious mistreatment of the hundreds of thousands…

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