University Reading List // Year 3, Semester 1

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REVIEW // Hot Milk by Deborah Levy

Published: 2016 My Edition: Here Rating: 2/5 Deborah Levy’s Hot Milk follows Sofia – in her early twenties, recently graduated anthropologist, and carer of her mother Rose. In an attempt to cure Rose’s mysterious illness, they both travel to Spain and meet Dr. Gomez – an unconventional doctor whose treatments only further the confusion of what…

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REVIEW // East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Published: 1952 My Edition: Here Rating: 5/5 East of Eden was one of the more daunting books waiting to be read in my flat, and after putting it off for what felt like – and literally turned out to be – years, I have finally ticked it off my list. Steinbeck’s tomb is a retelling of…

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REVIEW // Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

Published: 1987 My Edition: Here Rating: 3/5 When going in to Murakami’s most well-known work, I was prepared for some overwhelmingly beautiful prose and intricate insights into the characters that inhabit his magical realism world. Having read two of his works before – The Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage and The Strange…

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June Reading

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt My Edition: Abacus, 2014 **THERE ARE SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW** The Goldfinch was a book I  had on my shelves for very long time but was always too intimidated and scared to read. After my overly successful read of The Secret History, I was, naturally, afraid that The Goldfinch wouldn’t…

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Exhibition // Beyond Caravaggio

On a day off this past week I was lucky to come across the Scottish National Gallery’s exhibition, Beyond Caravaggio. As Edinburgh is often at the heart of Scotland’s creative body, many private and public collectors generously shared four major works from Caravaggio himself, as well as an impressive number of those created by artists…

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Chapter 2 // Lessons I’ve Learned in Self Care

I’ve been wanting to share a lot more personal thoughts and feelings on this blog, hoping that maybe there will be someone out there who can resinate with what I’m feeling. Just a week ago, I made a video on my YouTube channel talking about the amount of guilt I have had sitting on my…

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My Perfect Sunday

I like to try and always appreciate the little things in life. The small, intimate details that allow for a calm and relaxing environment. One of my favourite small things, in fact, are Sundays. Recently I took a part time job, which means that I don’t always get my Sundays to myself anymore. However, when…

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