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I Have an Honours Degree in Hodge-Podge

With the end of the semester fast approaching and only one semester of university left, I am left contemplating the prospects of my degree. As I have previously mentioned, I’m sure numerous times, I am trained for very little. In all actuality, I seem to have spent the four years of my university program accumulating a mass of ridiculous and unrelated knowledge in varying subjects. Here are some of the more unique (re: useless) classes I have taken: Continue reading

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Depressing = Literary Gold

I’m not sure why people tend to think that the more depressing a novel is, the better it is. Because that’s definitely not true. I mean, don’t get me wrong, some books that are horrendously depressing are indeed very well written. I think The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and Cereus Blooms at Night are proof of that. Probably also The English Patient. But that does not mean, however, that every sad book ever written is literary gold. Continue reading

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