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Surrounded By Books

Surrounded By Books

I’m back in London for the Easter vacation (yes, already), and one thing that I can’t help but notice is how many books I have. Somehow, when I’m in Cambridge with just a couple of shelves’ worth (although those shelves got significantly fuller this term), I forget how many I actually own. And then I come home to my bedroom where practically every flat surface has become a bookshelf, despite the fact that I have a shelf of books still…

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Meaning In My Cleaning

Meaning In My Cleaning

Anyone who knows me, but particularly my family, will agree that I’m not a tidy person. Once when I was a kid, a friend of mine actually tidied my room when she came over to my house, because it was just such a mess. I’m uncontrollably messy — even though I don’t particularly like living in a room that looks like a disaster zone, I rarely have the self-control to keep it any tidier. But every now and again I’ll…

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Of Giant Furniture And Stubborn Printers

Of Giant Furniture And Stubborn Printers

I’m sure you’ll be delighted to know that I’m not only alive, but settling in to my life at uni. And by “settling in” I mean desperately rushing around from place to place, feeling somewhat like a headless chicken, and trying frantically to keep on top of all the many appointments with innumerably people that I have to get to in the next 24 hours. It’s stressing me out. I’m praying the term isn’t like this. (I’m sure it won’t…

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Writing Is An Infinite Task

Writing Is An Infinite Task

I hate tidying my room. Anyone who knows me will know that I’m a criminally untidy person. I mean, I’ll keep paperclips in different mini drawers according to what colour they are, but my floor will still be covered in papers, books that don’t belong to me, and random socks that have been odd for four years. So when I do eventually get around to tidying, it is a hardcore job. Stage One: The Easy Part Stage one is where…

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