Zombie Apocalypse Book Tag

I saw this book tag on a blog (unfortunately I’m not sure which one) a while ago, and as someone who enjoys spending a lot of time thinking about potential zombie apocalypses (and how much I would suck at surviving in one), I thought it would be fun to do this tag.  The idea is finding ten random book characters who would make up part of your team in a zombie apocalypse. The rules can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O92bkEJrUMc , but as a basic summary you need to choose 5 of your favourite books and randomly select 2 names from each, … Continue reading Zombie Apocalypse Book Tag

Childhood Books

Recently, I’ve been feeling nostalgic for children’s books. I think the reason for this is because I’ve been craving some light relief from the amount of heavy reading I have to do nowadays, and I want to find solace in books that are generally happy. So, to satisfy this period of sentimentality, I’ve decided to write a small list of the books that I particularly enjoyed as a child/very young teenager.   Harry Potter (series) by J.K. Rowling Of course, I couldn’t talk about my favourite childhood books without mentioning the most iconic book series of all time. No other fantasy … Continue reading Childhood Books

Writing the Unwriteable

As part of my war module at University, we were instructed to read Rena’s Promise: A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz. World War II, of course, was a period of devastation, humiliation, and trauma. I have always found it a shocking and fascinating thing to learn about, and it makes me feel unbelievably grateful to be able to have the life that I live. Rena’s Promise is a Holocaust memoir that will not fail to disturb and astonish you, no matter how much you already know about life in the concentration camps. The writing does not hold back with its descriptions of the … Continue reading Writing the Unwriteable

My Flash Fictions Pt.2

As a fun way of a bit of quick writing, I used http://writingexercises.co.uk/firstlinegenerator.php as a tool to prompt my first sentences in the three following flash fictions written by me. Enjoy! ********************************************************************* So far, the disease had cropped up in five different towns. My boyfriend refused to acknowledge it, swiftly changed the subject when it cropped up in chats between friends, changed the channel when it had broadcast on the news on television. While he said with ludicrous confidence that it’d never reach us, I couldn’t help but start to doubt his reasoning. You see, they’d all started to act … Continue reading My Flash Fictions Pt.2

Semester 2 Overview

During the two weeks in which I hadn’t uploaded a blog post, University has rolled round once again and dropped me into the second semester of my second year here. This was the semester I was initially much less enthusiastic about, largely because most of the module choices didn’t really appeal to me- whereas in my first year I had so many more options that I was genuinely excited about. This semester, I chose to study Gothic and Horror, Romantic Period Writing, and Conflicting Words.  Gothic and Horror As a massive enthusiast of anything horror or gory, particularly on screen, … Continue reading Semester 2 Overview