#2 How to survive a long writing project
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#2 How to survive a long writing project

As the weather changes here in Switzerland, universities and schools are starting again and NANOWRIMO (National Novel Writing Month) is just around the corner. It doesn’t matter if you are writing a thesis, creating a novel, working on essays and assignments for school, or working on a long report for work. Writing is hard work. … Continue reading

“Insight”: a personal review of Dr Tasha Eurich’s novel of self-awareness
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“Insight”: a personal review of Dr Tasha Eurich’s novel of self-awareness

This is Dr Tasha Eurich’s latest book. This is the first book I listened to with my newest Audible account. I’ve spoken about audiobooks in the past, and back then I wasn’t so excited. However, this time around, I’m sorta loving audiobooks. Although that is another discussion for another post. Insight: Why We’re Not as … Continue reading

Not Buying Books: an update
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Not Buying Books: an update

Spring is sprung. Well, not really since there has been a cold snap and some out-of-the-blue snow. I am hoping that Spring decides to come back soon. I am in some serious need of sunshine and warm weather. It has been almost four months since I decided to give up book buying (with the exception … Continue reading

The Sheldon Effect: ‘funny’ books about mental illness
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The Sheldon Effect: ‘funny’ books about mental illness

In the past few weeks I have read two books: Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Brian Conaghan’s When Mr Dog Bites is about a teenage boy, Dylan Mint, and his struggles with going to Drumhill special school … Continue reading

Not Buying Books
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Not Buying Books

I didn’t want to tell anyone my new year’s resolution out of fear that I might actually not make it through the whole year. However, I figured I need something to keep me honest; the internet and a loyal readership should surely keep me in check. Right? *In 2017 I decided to not buy books, … Continue reading

To Re-Read Or Not To Re-read
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To Re-Read Or Not To Re-read

Many news articles over the past few months have toted the line that millennials are the most widely read generation to date. This is due to factors like access to the internet, eBooks, cheap(ish) books, and international delivery (I’m talking to you Amazon, Verso, and Book Depository). Online social book spaces like Goodreads and the … Continue reading

What I have learned about blogging (so far…)
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What I have learned about blogging (so far…)

Blogging can mean so many things to so many different people. I’ve heard it described as pointless, rewarding, career-building, therapeutic, creative, and technical. Before I started blogging, I had an idea of what a ‘blogger’ might look like. To be honest, the image was not pretty: overweight, lives in parent’s basement, writes sad poetry… However, … Continue reading

Why Write?
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Why Write?

“If you want to be a writer, then just do it.” Someone told me that one afternoon as we discussed life goals as though that simple straight forward idea hadn’t actually come to my mind before. Silly me for not executing this idea before. My world constantly teeters on the edge of collapsing in on … Continue reading

What do you do?
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What do you do?

This question fills me with fear. Not because I sit at home doing nothing, but because I feel like anything I say will somehow not meet the expectations of the person asking me this loaded question. “What do you do?” In many societies across the globe, “What do you do?” implies: “What is your profession?” … Continue reading