I'm currently reading the novel Thunderhead, the sequel to Scythe which I've previously read and reviewed, and as it's set in a world which has achieved immortality, amongst other things, a lot of questions were raised throughout, and some of them particularly interesting. The lives the people lead in the universe are generally similar to … Continue reading Thoughts on Thunderhead: Does Mortality Give Us Meaning?
Title: A Darker Shade Of Magic Author: V E Schwab Series: Shades of Magic #1 Publisher: Tor Books Publishing Date: 24th February 2015 I must begin by saying that the first time I read A Darker Shade of Magic I wasn't that impressed. I thought it to be decent and even good when the story … Continue reading A Darker Shade Of Magic | Book Review
For those of you who don't know Monday 24th September, or the 15th of the 8th month on the lunar calendar, was Mid-Autumn Festival, one of the more major Chinese festivals. The legend of the Mid-Autumn festival is that of Chang E: 'Once upon a time there were 10 suns in the sky, which resulted … Continue reading What I did for the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, 2018
Yesterday was GCSE results day, and whilst I know that in the grand scheme of things GCSEs don't affect much, or make a difference, it didn't make receiving them any easier. I debated over writing about my results, as whilst I'm really happy with them, I didn't want them to discourage anyone about their own, … Continue reading Chat-Tea | August 2018 : GCSE Results day
I did a guest post on Ally’s blog: Cute But Awkward, so go check that out as well as the rest of her blog too!
Hey guys, this is a post by Debbie from Brewing Colour. She’s a feminist who contacted me to write a guest post on feminism *obv tho*. But enough talking, Ally! May I present *drumroll please* Debbie!
Like Ally, I’m a feminist, and although I don’t necessarily agree with all of her views, I do agree on how the term has been distorted in modern day society.
Feminism slowly has been equated, by some, to man-hating, women having power over men, et cetera, et cetera, in fact, I know some girls/women who would adamantly refuse that they believe or support any kind of feminist movement. Equality, of course they believe in, but feminism? Not so much.
It’s strange when you think about it, especially since the Oxford Dictionary’s definition is ‘the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.’ Essentially, if we go by…
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GCSEs, an acronym with more work attached than I thought possible, but at least they're nearly over. Although at the same time they're a lot less stressful than I initially imagined, with everyone amping up expectations into some hellish experience, and despite them being pretty bad, they certainly haven't been that dreadful. So once they're … Continue reading Chat-Tea | June 18 : Home Straight From Here
Populism is defined as ‘support for the concerns of ordinary people’. This statement alone leaves connotations of a happy, satisfied society working alongside an agreeable government, but there’s more to it than you’d think. Populist philosophy has been steadily increasing in the last 25-30 years, however recently there’s been a noticeable acceleration. The philosophy itself … Continue reading A Real Threat to Democracy
Encompassing almost a third of the world’s population, and being founded nearly 90 years ago, many of us have never known a world without the Commonwealth of Nations, more commonly known as the Commonwealth. We may focus on the games, held every 4 years, or take note of the commemorative day which has just passed, … Continue reading A Common Future?
I'll start off by saying I'm definitely a stickler when it comes to organisation and planning. It's something that I rarely take the time to sit down and do, but on the occasion that it does happen, then it takes the earth to take it from me. To me at least, there's something about having … Continue reading On the Changing of Plans
It’s the beginning of December now so of course Christmas is on the way, much to my excitement. However, what’s been occupying my mind recently is poetry. Slam poetry in particular. As it is studied at school, I think it is viewed in a very two dimensional form of analysing and going through robotic, almost … Continue reading Slam Poetry