For some reason, the Scottish school system gave us a week off at the end of February. Fortunately for me this included my birthday. Some of my flatmates did all sorts of crazy cool things (namely traveled to many different countries) but I decided to just take a weekend trip away that the program I went abroad with had organized. We went up to a camp near the highlands and it was super beautiful so here are some pictures. Continue reading “Firbish Activity Weekend Part 1 // Scotland”
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
I’m trying to remember how I heard about this book but I think I might have found it on some NYT bestseller list. This is a YA novel about Lina and her family in Lithuania during WW2. Continue reading “(8)Between Shades of Gray // Bookish Blurb”
While was in Scotland, I joined a community choir and one day we went on a day trip to Blair Drummond which was this beautiful house/community thing not too far away from where I was staying. Continue reading “Choir Day Trip – Camphill Blair Drummond // Scotland”
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Way back during Thanksgiving break, I had to stay up late (late for me at least) waiting for my friend to arrive. In order to entertain ourselves, my other friend and I ended up watching movies on Netflix. The first film we watched was the 2011 version of Jane Eyre (the second was Paddigton if you were interested). While watching the film I was inspired to reread the book. Continue reading “(7)Jane Eyre // Bookish Blurb”
Hello! This is just a little post but I thought I would do a wrap-up on my Glasgow day trip. These are all the posts I’ve done about that trip. Check them out if you haven’t already.
Also some general thoughts on Glasgow. Before I went someone told me it was like Chicago. When I went I do understand why they said that. As a city that used to be very industrial, it tends to have a dirty gritty feeling but it was definitely smaller, quieter, than Chicago yet very different from the other towns I visited. There were none of the cute stone walls or cute little cafes, it was all cement. Not to say it wasn’t beautiful, it just wasn’t the Scotland I was used to seeing.
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
After I saw Me Before You, I was going to go read the book (I didn’t realize it was a book before it was a movie and yes it made me cry) but when I went to get the book I realized that the author (Jojo Moyes) had written a bunch of other books. Unsure what to do I decided to just get her first book even though I didn’t know anything about it. Continue reading “(6)One Plus One // Bookish Blurb”
This is part two of my trip to the Kellingrove Museum in Glasgow. Make sure you saw Part 1 first. Continue reading “Kelingrove Art Gallery and Museum pt.2 // Scotland”
Code Name Verity by Elisabeth Wein
I really enjoyed this book but for some reason I’m having a hard time writing about it. I heard that it was a good YA book about two women during WW2 and it is just that. Continue reading “(5)Code Name Verity // Bookish Blurb”