Tag Archives: Literature

Adventures in the UK Part I: London!

Wednesday the 24th of August, with our little Volkswagen piled with luggage, ready to begin a great adventure, my mother and I set off to Starbucks, then to Toronto, and finally to London’s Gatwick airport. Upon arrival, we caught a train to Victoria Station at the heart of the city where we dragged our unwieldy […]

Books+Art=Perfect

What do you do when you are one month away from turning 20 and less than a week and a half away from moving across the Atlantic? Well, in my experience, you binge read Harry Potter books. Call it escapism. Yes, there is a lot of packing to do, but I did toss a few […]

The Final Countdown

In less than one month I will be in Britain! Unbelievable. Preparations continue and soon I will be as ready as I will  ever be to embark on my great adventure.  For all intents and purposes, I am done with the London reading list! After reading all of the novels and prose selections, I finally […]

Independence Day and a Reading List Update

Happy Independence Day! God bless America, we have so much to be grateful for! The fact that I am about to leave amber waves of grain and purple mountains majesty behind, for a while at least, continues to solidify from a fanciful notion into a concrete reality, which of course bears up some curious thoughts […]

London Calling: Planning the Trip!

First of all, a quick update on my progress on the London reading list. So far, I have read the pieces from Samuel Pepys’ diary, The Old Curiosity Shop, and three and a half of my four Sherlock Holmes stories. The Old Curiosity Shop was excellent, of course. The London of Little Nell and Mr. […]

Reading my way to London

London. If words be made of breath, and breath of life, then there was never another city given with more words and life than London. In the world of English literature, all roads lead to London. And now, this Anglophile bookworm’s road is leading there too! This summer my mom and I will be spending […]

Books+Music=Perfect

I started this post before I left home at the end of break because I knew that the coming semester was going to be twice as chaotic as the previous one. I must admit, I love being busy and balancing a wildly crowded schedule, but I wanted to stockpile some posts in case I didn’t […]