Happy Blogaversary! I can’t believe it’s already been a year since I started this little blog. To celebrate this special day, I thought I’d share some of my favourite posts again. Let me know which one you liked the most!

Books

Between Fact and Fiction: Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale: Margaret Atwood is a fascinating writer which is why she reappears in many of my posts (I also wrote a post on The Year of the Flood). I think part of what makes her writing so interesting is that she has a very good intuition about the direction our world is heading towards. The Handmaid’s Tale is a reminder for us to look around us and see how fragile most of what we take for granted actually is.

Social Distancing Tips From Robinson Crusoe: This was a post I had so much fun writing! Whilst reading Robinson Crusoe for one of my classes the idea crossed my mind how life in quarantine isn’t actually much different from life on a desert island. The post explores, rather humorously, what we can learn from the master of social distancing himself.

The Story Behind Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: This was actually my very first post! It gives insights into the story behind Alice’s Adventures, exploring how the tale came about and how this helps us better understand the story.

Reading

Why You Should Read Science Fiction: Why are books like The Handmaid’s Tale and The TestamentsThe RoadThe Hunger Games, or The Maze Runner so relevant today? Well, find out in the post!

Why You Should Read: As our world becomes more and more technologised, books seem to fade more and more into the background. Working against this trend, this post shows why reading is still important.

5 Must-Read Literary Classics: Classics are boring? I don’t think so! Read the right way, you’ll see that they’re challenging, insightful and full of meaning. My favourite classics prove just that.

Shakespeare

Celebrating Shakespeare’s Heroines: This post was uploaded on no other day than Shakespeare’s 456th birthday (Coincidence? I don’t think so!). It looks at some of his most famous female protagonists, including Juliet, Viola, Rosalind and Katherine, showing what makes these characters to lasting heroines.

Who’s Afraid of Shakespeare?: Reading Shakespeare isn’t as boring and confusing as you might have considered it in 7th grade. This post shows how reading him can actually be interesting and why teaching his plays should be made more enjoyable.

Essay Writing/ Uni

Study Tips: How to Study Effectively: Studying can be tedious sometimes so here I share some tips on how to study effectively.

A Step-By-Step Guide to Writing Term Papers: Writing essays and term papers isn’t always easy, especially if you’ve never done it, so here’s a little guideline to help.

Why Pursue a Degree in the Humanities?: What makes the humanities different? What are the benefits of studying in the disciplines and what skills can you acquire? This post explores why you should consider graduating in the humanities.

Crash Course German

Crash Course German: The Basics / Crash Course German #2: Sentence Structure and Word Order: Learning German ain’t easy so I hope these posts will make learning it a bit more fun! This is a series I only recently started and really looking forward to continue.


I hope you have fun exploring or rediscovering some of my posts, I’d love to hear your opinion on them!

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20 thoughts on “Celebrating One Year of Blogging

  1. I think it is fascinating how you draw past and present together, and draw parallels between books and our lives. I have always wanted to do something akin to that idea, but have never gotten around to it.
    Happy blogiversary!

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    1. Thanks so much!
      Making literature accessible and enjoyable is one of the reasons I started this blog and I think showing why books are relevant today is a great way to do this. It’s never too late to start, so I’m looking forward to reading your posts! x

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