Happy second anniversary to Pages and Papers! I can’t believe it’s already been two years since I started this little blog. To celebrate this special day, I thought I’d share some of my favourite posts of this past year again.
Seeing Humanity Through a Robot’s Eyes: Klara and the Sun: Klara and the Sun is one of the very few books I knew I had to buy as soon as it was released. I really enjoyed writing this review and exploring the meaning behind the story.
A Story About Idiots: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman: This book got everything a compelling story needs: an original storyline, memorable characters, engaging dialogues, wit, tragedy, and a lot of dark humour. Anxious People is hands-down one of my favourite reads this year and I’m excited to explore more of Backman’s other works in the future.
Performing Race in Brit Bennett’s The Vanishing Half: I don’t think I’ve come across one single negative review of The Vanishing Half, which speaks for itself. My review is yet another review praising the book and encouraging everyone to read it. So if you haven’t already done so, it’s high time for you to read it!
Completing the Puzzle: Atwood’s The Testaments: As a huge fan of Margaret Atwood’s writings I can’t write this post without mentioning her at least once. I reviewed The Testaments last year and am so happy to have received so many comments from people sharing my thoughts.
Why You Should Read Classic Literature: Classics are boring? I don’t think so! In my most recent post, I discussed the value of the classics and showed why reading them can also be fun and enjoyable.
What Makes a Classic?: We keep talking about “the classics”, but what actually is classic literature? And who gets to define it? These are some of the questions I discussed in the post. A lot of people have joined in on the discussion in the comments and I found it really interesting to read everyone’s take on what makes a classic.
How to Read Shakespeare: I know that a lot of people struggle to read Shakespeare’s works, so I thought I’d share some tips on how to read and enjoy his plays. I really enjoyed writing this post and hope that it’ll help many people in the future.
Reading & Writing Tips
7 Ways to Get Yourself Out of a Reading Slump: Reading slumps are a reader’s worst nightmare. But the good news is: there’re ways out of the rut. In this post, I shared some helpful tips, from rereading old favourites to watching movie adaptations.
Study Tips: How to Survive Zoom Classes: Since the corona outbreak in 2020, zoom classes have become the new normal for most students. In this post, I’ve collected a few tips that I hoped would help fellow students get through this weird time of online teaching.
How to Overcome Writer’s Block: Whether you’re a blogger, a student, or an author, everyone has experienced writer’s block at some point. But the good news is that there’re many strategies that can help you overcome it. In this post, I shared my top 10 tips on how to combat the dreaded writer’s block.
These are just some of the posts I enjoyed writing this past year, but of course, there are many more. If there’s a post you’ve enjoyed reading that didn’t make it on the list, please let me know! I hope you had fun exploring or rediscovering some of my posts, I’d love to hear your opinion on them!