Books & Writing, Life

Books for break ups

As the title may suggest, I am currently going through a break up. Currently I’m in a very angry (at the world, at myself, but mostly at him) state of mind. So I thought I’d write up a list of novels to read if you’re just angry at the world or men (girl, aren’t we all?) […]

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Travel

Undiscovered female travel Instagrammers.

Like most twenty-somethings sitting in an office and dreaming of the next vaycay, I spend a lot of time scrolling through Insta for travel inspiration. Of course I follow a lot of the big name travel bloggers for the ultimate travel goals, but I actually find loads of inspiration from the Instagrammers who are just […]

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Books & Writing

Book Review: The Power

Why did it take me so long to read this book? I actually started reading it months ago and then put it down because I couldn’t get into it. And why?! It was such a brilliant, exciting novel, that started with a bang and kept me interested the whole way through. I loved and rooted […]

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Berlin, Life

Looking back at 2017.

Well, that’s it then. 2017 is done and dusted, as of today. In fact, in Australia (and, okay, New Zealand first) it’s already well into the new year. Here in Berlin, the fresh new start we’ve all been waiting for is a matter of hours away. And I think it’s important to take stock of […]

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Books & Writing

My favourite books of 2017.

Here’s a glimpse into my favourite books that I read in 2017, in no particular order. I tend to read contemporary literature and literary fiction, with the occasional divergence into young adult fiction or romantic fiction. Wander on…

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Books & Writing

Book review: Exit West

“We are all migrants through time.” This novel by Pakistani writer Mohsin Hamid follows Nadia and Saeed, two lovers from an unnamed city during war. The novel gently and quietly explores topics of immigration, femininity, sexuality, and religion. Hamid artfully allows the story of these two young people to unfold, and leaves it to the […]

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Berlin, Travel

Berlin in Autumn: a photo diary.

It’s been a super long time since I wrote a blog post because I’ve been bogged down attempting (and subsequently failing) NaNoWriMo. So no more excuses, I thought I’d throw together my favourite autumny snaps to look back on from this autumn in Berlin. This post is just a big old photo diary. If you […]

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Books & Writing

How to create a NaNoWriMo plot.

How is it November, already? I know it really doesn’t need to be said, but where is this year going? Wasn’t it just Spring five seconds ago? But the temperature is dropping, the trees are brilliant shades of gold and bronze, and Stranger Things is back on Netflix. And with November comes NaNoWriMo, the event […]

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Books & Writing

Important writing lessons from JK Rowling.

It’s no exaggeration to say that JK Rowling has actually changed and shaped my life. I discovered Harry Potter as a child and with that series of books I discovered my passion of reading and writing and cemented my life aspiration to become an author. As a kid I started a Harry Potter club at […]

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Books & Writing

Can you read faster on your phone?

When I see snaps from the enormous number of bookstagrammers, book bloggers and booklovers I follow on Instagram I have a big craving for physical books. Nothing quite beats the feel and smell of fresh paper from crisp new novels, or the dusty sweetness of old novels dug up from a secondhand bookstore. But as […]

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Books & Writing, Life

A weirdly awkward dating story.

If you like following my somewhat ridiculous dating antics around London, you’ll enjoy my latest piece for No Filter Zine, about a weirdly awkward date. Check it out at No Filter Zine. Chuck No Filter a like on Facebook to get updates.  

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