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A Love Affair With Language

“I can’t believe he said amount of people, the idiot.” I’ve spent half a lifetime wincing at incorrectly placed commas, mixed up words, and split infinitives. “Your going home” hurts my teeth and “the city still has it’s charm” makes me crawl under a blanket. Pointing out grammatical mistakes is a thankless job, and I… Continue reading A Love Affair With Language

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How to Ace Exams – A Handy Guide

Welcome to finals, where the rules are made up and the points will affect every step of your adult life. (How’s that for a cheerful opening line?) You know that time of year. Economics textbooks replace Archie Comics. When you accidentally name your angle “BAE,” you don’t want to Snapchat it. Biology textbooks are no longer… Continue reading How to Ace Exams – A Handy Guide

books · Enid Blyton · fiction

Midnight Feasts, Moon Face, Magic

I found an old copy of First Term at Malory Towers. I knew better than to open it when I was drowning in work, but bad decisions are stronger than the voice of reason. The book began with “Darrel Rivers looked at herself in the glass” and suddenly released a flood of memories. Before I… Continue reading Midnight Feasts, Moon Face, Magic