From the Shadows – Conclusion

If you haven’t read part 1 of this story, click here to catch up!

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When I reach the well, a stranger is sitting on the edge, surrounded by a haze of dust and heat. He says he’s thirsty, asks me for a drink. I narrow my eyes with sun and suspicion, wondering what he really wants from me.

But thirst? I understand thirst. Thirst is what pulls me out of hiding every day.

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5 Non-Fiction Highlights from 2020

Greetings! It’s Saturday again, and I’m back, as promised, to share 5 of my non-fiction highlights from 2020. I’m really excited about theses ones, so let’s just jump in! Feel free to check out my previous posts on my 2020 reading recap and my 2020 fiction highlights if you want to get some background info on this post. πŸ˜‰

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5 Fiction Highlights from 2020

Hello! As promised, I’m back to share some of my bookish highlights from last year! One of my favourite things is sharing books with people – whether it’s recommendations or actual, physical copies. I wish I could share my copies of these books with you all, they’re that good. But I guess a simple recommendation will have to do instead… I hope that maybe one or two of these books will catch your attention and inspire you to pick them up and read them for yourself. These stories are very, very well written. And there is nothing more delightful than a good story, let me assure you. πŸ™‚

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2020 Reading Recap + 2021 Reading Goals

Hello, and welcome to the first blog post of 2021! Somehow it seems a little surreal that another year has run its course and we are embarking into a new one. I’ve noticed the older I get, the quicker years pass – which is mildly concerning since I haven’t even left my teens behind yet. But c’est la vie. I’m grateful for 2020, despite its shortcomings, and now I’m rather glad that we get to move into 2021.

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November Reads

Greetings! First of all I must apologize for the lack of a blog post last week. Life overtook me, and by that I mean that I completely forgot because I was distracted with people and homework. πŸ˜€ It’s finals week for me, which means that I’ve spent the past week doing a lot of final projects and whatnot. But the light at the end of the tunnel is very close, and I can’t wait for 6 weeks of freedom!

Today, I thought I would break from routine and share some books that I have been reading recently, or am planning to read soon… I’m actually very much looking forward to my Christmas break because that means I will have abundant time on my hands to spend on reading! ‘Twill be a delightful time… πŸ˜€

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I am currently reading this delightful book over Facetime to my little sister back home. I read this in elementary school, and it’s been so fun to relieve old bookish memories with my little sister all these years later. If you’re into storks, Dutch school children, crotchety old men, sea storms and epic quests for wagon wheels, this book is for you.

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A friend lent this book to me at the beginning of the semester, and I’ve been slowly making my way through it for a couple of months. It’s a good book, but it’s been slow going – mostly because I’ve had required reading for school that has taken precedent up until now. πŸ˜€ That said, this book is rich and so vividly written. It feels like I’m watching a very detailed documentary playing in my head while I read it, which is very cool!

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Ok, now moving onto to the books that I’m planning to read very soon… I had a conversation about this book last year with a friend, and that same friend has very kindly lent it to me so that I can read it. I’ve been told it will rip my heart out, so that will be interesting… πŸ˜€

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This is another book I’m really looking forward to reading. Since coming to college I’ve been introduced to the Enneagram personality test, and I find it fascinating! I’m excited to learn more about the ins and outs of my (and others’!) personality.

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So there you have it – a little glimpse into my reading life these days… I hope you enjoyed it!

What are you guys reading or planning to read this Autumn? I’d love to hear about it in the comments! πŸ™‚