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My Year in Books

Well it’s been quite a year hasn’t it? I started blogging, that was a surprise I’ve got to say, really didn’t see that coming. I’ll be honest I definitely did better than I expected, even if I lost a lot of momentum the last few months. I have not been able to spend the time and dedication I wished to. I have neglected supporting other bloggers and have gone from four posts a week to one if I am lucky. Let’s hope I can get my momentum back. This blog if you haven’t notice is quite dedicated to reading, literature I must admit is my everything. I though it might be neat for you all to see a little blip of my journey with reading.

This year has really been lovely, I was able to read so much and experience so many insane worlds and meet so many wonderful characters. I was able to reach my goal of a hundred books and I couldn’t be more pleased.  Continue reading “My Year in Books”

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“Death Be Not Proud” resonates with my own thoughts on mortality

“Death Be Not Proud” by John Donne, expresses a vivid portrayal of death, and what influence Donne thinks it should have over one’s life. To Donne death is a pitiable thing, he laughs and taunts at it, “For those whom thou think’st thou dost overthrow/ Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me” (ll.3-4). He claims rather straightforwardly the death literally has no power over him, he, however, is not saying he cannot die, on the contrary, he very firmly knows of the temporary nature of one’s existence. Continue reading ““Death Be Not Proud” resonates with my own thoughts on mortality”

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The Spider and the Near-Death Experience

I am by no means an arachnophobic, however I wouldn’t exactly say I like spiders. We have a complicated relationship, we have agreed long ago, they stay outside and I promise to give them the space they deserve, to do the fantastical things they are capable of, however, come inside and I will mercilessly bring about their demise, while screeching hysterical…depending on the size.

So a few days ago a Spider decided to break our pack.

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