The Victorians

The Victorian authors we know of today are largely overshadowed by the works and beliefs of Queen Victoria. Whatever they have written it will always be synonymous with the Victorian age. While most of us remember being told the Victorian age was a time of repression and docility, it was also a time of massContinue reading “The Victorians”

50 Great Sourced Author Quotes

I will write my own entry very soon! But for now Happy New Year! Interesting Literature What follows are the best sourced quotes (or, if you will, quotations) from writers down the ages, 50 of the most awesome, moving, and inspiring things that writers have ever said in literature. At least, that’s what we hereContinue reading “50 Great Sourced Author Quotes”

Typewriters (huh?) make a comeback in post-Snowden era

Originally posted on Gigaom:
So, the typewriter, an icon of a bygone, pre-PC era, is, making a comeback. Say what? The German government is reportedly thinking about using typewriters — non-electronic ones at that — for its clerical work, according to this Guardian report earlier this year. Why? Because they cannot be hacked. From the story: Asked “Are…

Wrap up of Canadian Lit studies

So this week I write my final essay on Canadian literature. While it has been a learning experience literature wise that’s not the greatest curveball I’ve found within this subject. Canada has a fantastic mix of nationalities, socio political issues. and literary and artistic tradition. One of the struggles that has been encapsulated is theContinue reading “Wrap up of Canadian Lit studies”

Ultimate comfort must haves

It is a cold rainy night here and I decided to make my favourite comfort food for dessert tonight….Apple and Rhubarb Bread and Butter pudding. And it was soooo good! But it got me thinking. It has been a crappy week with so many horrible things happening to good people around me and I knowContinue reading “Ultimate comfort must haves”

The Power of Food

Why I love food isn’t exactly a mystery, its what keeps me alive. So why is it that the thing that keeps us is alive something that creates so much passion and diversity around the world? When people discuss their travels, the food is one of the most memorable aspects of the adventure. You rememberContinue reading “The Power of Food”

Start of Canadian Lit studies.

This semester I’m studying Canadian literature… Which I was warned was dry and dull. I’m pleasantly surprised to say that I’m finding it complex and really different. At the moment we are studying excerpts from the early explorers diaries and relatives stories. It makes me realise how much we take for granted that the worldContinue reading “Start of Canadian Lit studies.”