Quote of the Week

A half read book is a half finished love affair.

David Mitchell


Quote of the Week

I hope that in the future they invent a small golden light that follows you everywhere and when something is about to end, it shines brightly so you know it’s about to end. And if you’re never going to see someone again, it’ll shine brightly and both of you can be polite and say, ‘It was nice to have you in my life while I did, good luck with everything that happens after now.’

And maybe if you’re never going to eat at the same restaurant again, it’ll shine and you can order everything off the menu you’ve never tried. Maybe, if someone’s about to buy your car, the light will shine and you can take it for one last spin.

Maybe, if you’re with a group of friends who’ll never be together again, all your lights will shine at the same time and you’ll know, and then you can hold each other and whisper, ‘This was so good. Oh my God, this was so good.’

Iain Thomas

Quote of the Week

Here’s the truth: friendships between women are often the deepest and most profound love stories, but there are often discussed as if they are ancillary, ‘bonus’ relationships to the truly important ones.

Women’s friendships outlast jobs, parents, husbands, boyfriends, lovers, and sometimes children…it’s possible to transcend the limits of your skin in a friendship…

This kind of friendship is not a frivolous connection, a supplementary relationship to the ones we’re taught and told are primary – spouses, children, parents. It is love…support, salvation, transformation, life: this is what women give to one another when they are true friends, soul friends.

Emily Rapp

Linguistish: Phonation Phonahtion

So because I am a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad person, this is my first Linguistish post in donkeys years, and for that I profusely apologise. This is actually a revision thing for me, as I have a phonetics exam coming up and need to understand how phonation works, so I thought I’d kill two birds with one stone and everything.

I also have now watched all of Shadowhunters, so I have some reviews of that to do. Hurrah!

On with the post.

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Charlotte’s Life, or, blog keeping

So, state of the blog:

My 2nd year uni exams are now scarily close so I probably won’t be able to keep up with my posts as much as I’d like – I have to prioritise.

That said, I have three episodes of Shadowhunters to review (and a round-up of the season), plus at least one more book from my 2016 Reading Challenge. There will also be the regular quote of the week posts popping up!

Once my exams are finished I will be able to do some more posts – I’ll have some Linguistish ones to write. In fact, I might even make some as revision…

I’ll probably be on Twitter a little more than I am here on WordPress, if you’re interested.

See you next time!

Quote of the Week

“Not everything is supposed to become something beautiful and long-lasting. Sometimes people come into your life to show you what is right and what is wrong, to show you who you can be, to teach you to love yourself, to make you feel better for a little while, or just be someone to walk with at night and spill your life to.

Not everyone is going to stay forever, and we still have to keep on going and thank them for what they’ve given us.”

Emery Allen