National Read a Book Day and other bookish holidays in September

I heard that yesterday (September 6) was National Read a Book Day, an annual unofficial holiday. Although I didn’t know about this day yesterday, I can confirm that I did indeed read a book yesterday. It’s almost like my inner bookworm knew and wanted to celebrate… Thinking about this unofficial holiday led me to recall … Continue reading National Read a Book Day and other bookish holidays in September

The Surprising Up Side to Being Unable to Edit Tweets

Scenario: You’re going about your everyday life, when suddenly a hilarious thought pops into your head. This thought is so brilliant, so clever. You must share it. Excitedly, you grab your phone and open the twitter app. Your fingers hurriedly type the tweet, rereading and editing it multiple times to make it perfect. This is … Continue reading The Surprising Up Side to Being Unable to Edit Tweets

On the Origin of Blogging – Why is it Called a Blog?

Unless you’ve been comfortably living under a rock for the past few decades, you’ve probably heard of the term ‘blogging’. In fact, you’re reading these words on a blog right now, so the likelihood of you not knowing what a blog is, is quite slim. I myself had heard of blogs and read some blog posts in … Continue reading On the Origin of Blogging – Why is it Called a Blog?

What counts as ‘Real’ literature?

‘Literature’ is a very broad term. The way I see it, literature can be almost anything. Literature is novels, short stories, poems, autobiographies, online fanfiction, magazine articles, online articles, graphic novels, web comics, artworks… Literature is all of this. Not everyone would agree with this, however. There are some people who would say that actually, … Continue reading What counts as ‘Real’ literature?

The 5 R’s of Recycling

I learned something new recently. Many of us have probably heard of the ‘three R’s’ of recycling: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. But I recently learned that there are actually—or at least were originally—five R’s. So, out of curiosity, and out of a genuine desire to be more sustainable, I decided to do a little research into … Continue reading The 5 R’s of Recycling

Do using ebooks and audiobooks actually count as ‘reading’?

Today we are faced with a plethora of different literature media and styles. From physical books to ebooks to audiobooks. From novels to poetry anthologies to short stories. From comics to manga to digital comics to fanfiction to online articles to romance to classics to young adult fiction to smut to… Well, you get the … Continue reading Do using ebooks and audiobooks actually count as ‘reading’?

13 Things I wish I knew before I started university

I recently completed my final semester at university (and yep, I’m feeling the recent-graduate panic)! When reflecting upon my time at university, I began to think about all the things that I’d learned along the way—some of which may probably have been obvious to many people, but took me a while to learn nonetheless. I … Continue reading 13 Things I wish I knew before I started university