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February 2016

Diary Of An English Student – Part 2

I swear the part about the books is on its way… but for now enjoy a little diary of my week:

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Read My Mind

In response to World’s Best Widget

You’ve been granted magical engineering skills, but you can only use them to build one gadget or machine. What do you build?

If I could make anything (as in useful stuff and not just a machine that makes any cake you want with a click of a button… even that’s outdated, let’s face it, it would have a bloody touch screen) I’d like to build something that could record your thoughts.

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Diary Of An English Student – Part 1

I’ve finally found an hour to actually work on this blog and think about what I want to write – its rather intoxicating having time to do whatever I want!

Instead of focusing 100% on books I’m going to talk about my degree in this post and in part 2 (next sunday) I’ll talk about the books I’ve been reading because some of you might be looking into doing English degrees, have done English degrees or are just curious (and if you not then I’m sorry, please feel free to have a cookie and a nap).

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All Types

In response to Quirk of Habit

‘Which quirky habit annoys you the most, and what quirky habit do you love’

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Blog Post. Yes. I’m Tired. Please Cuddle Me.

So… yeah… I’m really tired. I’ve had such a great week but now I want to sleep so much!

I went to this great place called The Chocolate Cafe which does what it says on the lovely, chocolatey tin – amazing anything and everything to do with crepes, milkshakes,cakes,waffles. It’s truly amazing. AND for once I didn’t take pictures of my food which is sad because it was beautiful, but we just didn’t need to (went with some girls from English). It was one of those in the moment times and it was lovely (and delicious). We then went shopping and I bought a dress that I probably don’t need but look good in and can’t wait to wear!

I had a lovely, relaxed birthday. I had meant to go out and party but then decided to go to the screening (its a film club kinda thing) and really enjoyed that! I got some lovely gifts and basically just chilled – which I really needed!!

I wrote a poem that my seminar leader said wasn’t totally terrible and is looking forward to what else I write!! Plus, I tried ‘black out poetry’ with mixed results.

I’ve been doing a lot of work and now I’m shattered. I forgot how demanding university is. Sorry that once again it’s only a short post, I need to eat/shower/laundry/clean/sleep/human for a little bit before I get back to studying!

Next Sunday I’m going to post a longer one, I promise, about a lot of the stuff I’ve read recently, so you can see me go all passionate and geeky!

Hope you’ve all had great weekends and aren’t too tired!!


‘Lawyers, I Suppose, Were Children Once’ – Charles Lamb

In response to Second Time Around

Tell us about a book you can read again and again without getting bored — what is it that speaks to you?’


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Happy Birthday/I’m learning to be brave in my beautiful mistakes

In response to This Is Your Song

Really this post should be titled ‘Happy Birthday’ because….IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!! WOOOP, 19 WHOLE YEARS ON EARTH!!

Hence why there’s a dual title.

But the real song that I connect to more than Happy Birthday today is Pink’s ‘Crystal Ball‘.

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