My Favourite Books from 2017

We’re in December, which also means we are in the final month of this years reading.

Here are some of my book highlights of 2017!

New Favourite author:

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty. So you know how I was obsessed with Big Little Lies back in April? Well the TV show was originally a book written by Liane Moriarty who has quite a collection of books under her belt. My friend picked Truly Madly Guilty in a bookshop and lent it to me once she was finished. Moriarty’s central theme of her books seems to be mystery and just like Big Little Lies, this book isn’t any different. Putting the plot to one side, her characters are captivating and kept me reading until the very end. In the new year I plan on reading more by her.

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Planning and Preparing// The Erasmus Diaries #2

It’s been a few months since I wrote my first post in this series, and since then there’s been a lot to update you with.

After returning back to college, I was flooded with e-mails from both my own college and the university I will be travelling to. if you’re planning on going on Erasmus, be prepared, there will be A LOT of forms to fill out.

Firstly, I had to fill out two sets of paper work to do with my learning agreement, which is basically an agreement between my Irish and Danish college on what modules I will be taking while I’m doing Erasmus.

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Letters to Winter

Last year, after being inspired by a video I saw online, I decided to write a series of letters to Autumn. 

I really enjoyed penning together these strange letters and getting in an unusual frame of mind where you have to imagine a season is a person, with feelings and a personality.

This year, I’ve decided I’m going to do the same, but instead I will write to Autumn’s friend and foe, Winter.

 

Dear Winter///1

10th November 2017,

You’re finally here. Today walking to college from Pearse St, I felt the sting of  your coldness on my cheeks and the warmness on my skin from the early sun. This was your way of letting me know, it was time to welcome you back.

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Bad brain days

I’m generally a very happy person . I experience other emotions too, though normally I am some type of happy- excited, content, giddy. But at some point during the summer I started feeling down; having a sad day isn’t unusual but this manifested into a sad week… where my brain felt numb to the point where I stopped feeling dejected and just felt emotionless.

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