HDL READS: What’s On My Reading List?

You might think that as an English Lit graduate, I would be all about reading. A few years ago, you would have been right. The trouble is, I think my degree made me hate reading. When I’ve picked up a book in my spare time lately, it’s felt like a chore. My brain still can’t…

HDL TIPS FOR WRITING ESSAYS

I always feel a bit anxious about writing things like this, because it assumes that I a) know what I’m doing and b) feel that my expertise is necessary enough to be shared. The truth is, I have written probably around 30 essays at university so far, and every time I write a new one…

10 books that changed my life

1. Brave New World – Aldous HuxleyDystopian fiction is something I will always come back to as an academic, a student and a writer. It reflects and reacts to so many of the general areas of life that I am interested in: politics, philosophy and human nature. This was by no means the first dystopian…