Hello there! Welcome to my blog!
I graduated in 2017 with a degree in English. In February 2018, with almost a year of content and editing experience under my belt, I started to have an itch for academic criticism again, leading me to start this blog.
This blog is an avenue for me to scratch that itch. It is a sort of book review blog, but with a touch of academic criticism. I want to bring the joy (and, let’s be honest, frustration) of delving deeper into a text, applying literary theories and learning to read bigger to my readers. Mixing the two forms of writing about reading—light-hearted book reviews and rigid academic writing—is my attempt to bring my favourite parts of an English degree across to others in an accessible way.
I truly believe that reading good books and reading them well can improve our lives. Because improving the (our) world begins with the way we think, and reading well challenges that. I hope that by reading my blog, you learn a little more about the world, and hopefully, about yourself.
I’m also currently a full time professional content writer. Yeah, weird I know, for an English major to actually do something directly related to her field. I’m the only one I know of. Beyond just writing about reading, I also write about writing. My thoughts about it, how to write better and communicate clearer. I mean, what’s the use of having all these magnificent ideas buzzing about in our heads without the skills to communicate them to another clearly?
You’ll never guess it, but reading well and writing well are two super powers of more worth than they seem… trust me, I’m an English graduate ;). And that’s what this blog is all about. And more.
If you’ve read my “About Me” page this far, I hope you’ll stay to read my blog too, and that you’ll like it.
So join me, if you will. Let us learn to think deeper, write better, live bigger and read more.