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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Longing

Placing the desire into one sentence is difficult. Describing the feeling to crave it is a challenge. It is multi faceted: experience and time alter the urgency. Some days it presses down, closing me in, not letting me escape. Other times it is given barely a moments thought. What if I don’t want it? What if,…

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Lack of sleep

It has been hours, twenty to be exact, since sleep last came for them kindly. The concept of time is all but out the window. They haven’t bothered to trace their steps, or think over the last moments of being surrounded by civilisation. It is lonely down here. They feel apart from everything they are…

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A line from Eleanor Roosevelt

‘No one can make you feel inferior without your consent’ – Eleanor Roosevelt I read this quote yesterday afternoon whilst scrolling through GoodReads. I didn’t have a particular purpose for its discovery, but it resonated with me most at the time. I (among many others I am sure), forget I am the only person that can…

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