Welcome to my super random Halloween post!
I have always wanted to carve a pumpkin. It’s been a bucket list goal for me but I have never had a chance to actually do it. Usually, I end up working Halloween or something else comes up. Halloween is really not that big a deal in Australia. There are definitely people who celebrate it and try to go trick or treating but it’s not as big a holiday here as it is in America.
I am working this Halloween, but I had a whole weekend off work and so I decided to go and pick up a pumpkin, because why not?
Travel is one of the most important things you can do for yourself.
I went on my gap year trip in 2015 thinking it would be just a fun and relaxing holiday to celebrate finishing year twelve. I had no idea that my England and Europe adventure would change me in such astounding ways.
Travelling is important for everyone, I firmly believe that. Discovering new countries and cultures opens you up to a whole new understanding of the world. When we immerse ourselves in these foreign places and not only observe but also take part in life, we are learning more; growing personally and culturally and etching away at our comfort and ignorance. (more…)
Does where we write affect how we write?
I personally feel like the answer is a big yes, but it’s not just about where we write.
Writers are creatures of habit and it’s very common for writers to have rituals that help them get the job done. Some people are night owls and write their best work in the dark. Other people can only write after they’ve had a wine, coffee or tea. There are millions of variations on writing rituals, it really is about the person and what works for them.
**I strive to avoid spoilers in my reviews but sometimes they can slip in without me realising. Please be warned that if you read the full review there may be small spoilers for the book. Thank you**
I think I’ve found my favourite book of 2017 and it is most certainly The Diviners by Libba Bray!
I’ve had The Diviners on my bookshelf for about a year and finally decided to try it. Thank God I did.
The story follows Evie O’Neil, a girl with cool supernatural powers, who is sent to New York City after an incident in her hometown. Evie goes to live with her uncle, William Fitzgerald who runs ‘The Museum of the Creepy Crawlies’, properly referred to as the Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult.