Reading Update: May

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This month I managed to read quite a bit, whilst simultaneously working on my Masters thesis (yes, I’ve finally started! No, it’s not going too well). I decided to mix it up a bit and read a couple of graphic novels too. I had forgotten how much fun they are to read! So here’s my list of monthly reads.  Continue reading

Reading The World

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In May 2015, I wrote a blog post on my old blog, Me, My Books, and I, about reading world literature. In that post, I admitted to the fact that my reading adventures were typically confined to the Western canon, and I discussed the benefits of branching out and reading the world. At that point in my life, I felt like I had managed to read a fair few authors who were not British or American, especially when I compared myself to my peers.

Since a year has passed, I thought it would be apt to look back and see if I have improved upon my world reading journey.

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Peeing on a jellyfish sting: cure or old wives’ tale?

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I was watching a whole bunch of Friends clips on youtube (because I’m a weird human being who is apparently incapable of using her time effectively) and I came across one in which Monica gets stung by a jellyfish on the beach. Joey claims that he saw a documentary on the Discovery Channel that talked about peeing on the sting site as a cure for the pain. This got me to thinking. I’d heard about this ‘cure’ for a long time but I wasn’t entirely sure if there was some truth to it. So I then spent the next half an hour googling it (I told you, I don’t use my time effectively). Turns out this ‘cure’ is complete rubbish.

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Reading Update: April

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April was a pretty slow reading month for me. Only three books read *hangs head in shame*. On the plus side, I think this is probably my shortest post ever (as well as it being my shortest “books read” list ever!) so it shouldn’t take you too long to read 😉

So let’s take a look at what I read this month.  Continue reading