Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Can You Keep A Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

Can You Keep A Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

A few weeks ago I had a new bookshelf added into my bedroom and as I re-organised books onto my new shelf (I was categorising all my chick lit novels together), I looked at Can you keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella and suddenly it dawned on me, the book was stiff - the spine wasn't bent at all, it still looked brand new and I said, "Have I not read this? I thought I'd read every single Sophie Kinsella book there is!" (not verbatim) But I hadn't. Somehow this little purple book flew under my radar (I must have had this book in my possession for a few years now) and I remedied the situation STAT.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

"Vanilla Skies" ~~ an original poem

Hello again.

In two days, well, in less than two days, I have to submit to my creative writing class a piece of writing (a story) that I've yet to sit down and write. Woops! Well, my plan is to start tonight (or to be honest, my original plan was to write everyday since the start of semester but that didn't happen) and while I was sifting through old drawers of scraps and notes and scribbles to find inspiration (I can't ever get enough of that stuff) I found a folded sheet of file paper from one afternoon five years ago.

It was the 29th of July, 2008, and I was sitting on the right hand side of my Geometry and Trigonometry classroom right next to the window near the front of the class. If I recall correctly, it was the period after lunch and instead of doing my maths work I was writing a poem! I have some really nice, fond memories from Year 11 - although often they remain tucked neatly away behind the cobwebs in my mind - and one of those is creative writing.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Book Haul! Save the Children Book Sale

About a month or so ago I went to the Save the Children book sale which was happening on campus at my uni, about 100 metres away from my classes, and it just so happened I checked out the sale on the day everything was half-price! By that point it was probably the penultimate day of the sale, which had been going on for a couple of weeks. But I managed to find a few good ones I think! There was still a whole BUNCH (by bunch, I mean like, an enormous amount) of books still being sold, amongst other things like dvds and cds, etc. I was quite overwhelmed by it all - there was just so much to take in. 

Watch the video below if you wanna see what I ended up getting!