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Little Things

I rolled out of bed last Wednesday morning, my legs kicking back sheets and the sun bathing my belongings in pale yellow. Shuffling around in my dorm room, my sandals smooth across the linoleum floor, I brushed back photos of Britin and little letters from friends on the surface of my desk and opened my laptop. The usual rotation: Goodreads, WordPress, Yahoo, Facebook, and finally, Gmail.

Dear Thomas,

Thank you for your application. We have drawn up a shortlist of candidates to be interviewed. I very much regret that it was not possible to include your name on the list.

I read the email twice, just to test myself, to ensure my eyes could see my defeat. Continue reading

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Proud

Twelve days.

A minor spat with the roommate, a lot of reading, not much time to relax, some forced socializing, a lost room key – all of that and more, in my first twelve days at college. Continue reading

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Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

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Rating: 5/5 stars.

Amidst exams and schoolwork it took me almost two weeks to finish this book – not only because of external forces preventing me to read, but because of its strange structure. The beginning confused me to the point that I disregarded it until later on in the novel, and some of the dialogue (well, Joseph’s dialogue) I didn’t bother to read.

I loved Wuthering Heights, despite its minor problems. Mainly because of the passion. Oh, how I loved the passion. Heathcliff’s convoluted cunning, Catherine’s crazy schemes, and how the ending brought everything back full circle – it was everything a romance should be.

Even though I disliked certain aspects of how the story was told, I enjoyed Nelly Dean’s narrative. Emily Bronte shows her sheer genius by inventing a character that can be neutral between the houses, yet able to possess bias that didn’t detract from the story itself. The cyclical structure of the book reminded me of John Steinbeck’s East of Eden, another book that I loved.

Leaning toward a 4.5, but because it’s a classic I’ll just go with a five. Not to mention that I interrupted a conversation with my friend after reading a certain chapter of this book to scream “the passion! the passion!” in a mock-psychotic voice.

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