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Beyond a Book Review: Bel Canto and Arcadia

I spent time this morning finishing one of the novels I’ve been working on for the past few weeks this summer. It’s one of the most rewarding things to do on a day off. One of my favorite memories from … Continue reading

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Beyond a Library Review: How I Formed the Habit of Library-hopping

It’s a fact: I love libraries too much. I suppose it’s not the worst addictive habit to have. I just thought that I wouldn’t want to be in another relatively quiet room, surrounded by books and the laughter of small … Continue reading

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Back to Childhood Roots? Grown up? Somewhere in Between . . .

A few weeks ago a friend asked me: “Do you remember what it was like to be a kid?” At the time, I wasn’t really sure. The question took me by surprise, but the more I think over it, the … Continue reading

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Beyond a Book Review: The Introvert’s Way by Sophia Dembling

Over the past few weeks, I had myself thinking that I was no longer a morning person. When I heard my parents scrambling about downstairs (especially when they turned on the abominably loud coffee maker), I wanted to roll over … Continue reading

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Blame it on the Writer’s Curse

I have a new job at the local library. It’s the perfect summer position for me and not only have I found some awesome books for myself, I got to help set up for a Tribute Fashion Show for a … Continue reading

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The Beginning of the End

Originally posted December 18, 2011. I thought my last week at Oxford would be really emotional.  I’m the kind of sensitive person that usually has a difficult time with goodbye’s and I couldn’t imagine how saying goodbye to this magical university … Continue reading

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Working for the Weekend

Originally posted November 28, 2011. I said that I wasn’t going to post again until the end of the term, but I can’t help it.  I’m going to make time to write because, after not blogging for a week, I can … Continue reading

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Rain, Routine, Rowing

Originally posted October 30, 2011. For some reason, third week has passed by really quickly.  I guess getting into a routine here has helped.  I’m not so conscious of the long, lonely hours spent working.  On the other hand, I’m starting to get … Continue reading

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Dickens Nostalgia

Originally posted October 17, 2011. It’s funny for me to say that I have nostalgia for Dickens considering that before I arrived here at Oxford I had only read excerpts of his early work and Oliver Twist.  And yet as I walked … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Writing My First Oxford Essay

Originally posted October 11, 2011. As I sit in the cozy Hertford library this morning, I have to take a break from preparing for my first Oxford essay.  I’m having so much fun with it and when I think about … Continue reading

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