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PhD Life: A Little Bit of Preparation

  Disclaimer: This post assumes that you have taken time off before your PhD. Of course, these ideas can also apply to those who are undertaking a PhD straight after their previous degree. I’m merely drawing upon my own experience. The months before you start a PhD can be rather daunting, especially if you don’t… Continue reading PhD Life: A Little Bit of Preparation

Books

Book Review: All The Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater

Title: All the Crooked Saints Author: Maggie Stiefvater Genre: Young Adult / Fantasy Date: 10th October 2017 Publisher: Scholastic Press Pages: 311 Started: 14th October 2017 Completed: 14th October 2017 Rating: 4/5 Summary: Here is a thing everyone wants: a miracle. Here is a thing everyone fears: what it takes to get one. Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado is likely to find a… Continue reading Book Review: All The Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater

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Book Review: The Lost City of Z by David Grann

Title: The Lost City of Z Author: David Grann Genre:  Non Fiction  Date: 2009 Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK Pages: 352 Started: 16th September 2017 Completed: 17th September 2017 Rating: 4/5 Summary:  In 1925 Fawcett ventured into the Amazon to find an ancient civilization, hoping to make one of the most important discoveries in history. For centuries Europeans believed the world’s largest… Continue reading Book Review: The Lost City of Z by David Grann

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PhD Life: Applications

Disclaimer: This blog post is probably only applicable to Arts and Humanities applications for UK universities. Its also only applicable to ‘own project’ applications, rather than already funded projects that have proposals already. It’s based upon my own experience applying for an Arts PhD. I thought I’d start off PhD Life with a practical post… Continue reading PhD Life: Applications

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Book Review: The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter

Title: The Long Earth Author: Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter Genre:  Science Fiction Date: 2012 Publisher: Corgi Pages: 432 Started: 16th September 2017 Completed: 16th September 2017 Rating: 4/5 Summary: 1916: the Western Front. Private Percy Blakeney wakes up. He is lying on fresh spring grass. He can hear birdsong, and the wind in the leaves in the trees. Where has the mud, blood… Continue reading Book Review: The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter

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Book Review: Nomad by James Swallow

Title: Nomad Author: James Swallow Genre: Thriller Date: 2016 Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre Pages: 512 Started: 17th April 2017 Completed: 16th September 2017 Rating: 4.5/5 Summary: Marc Dane is a MI6 field agent at home behind a computer screen, one step away from the action. But when a brutal attack on his team leaves Marc as the only survivor – and with… Continue reading Book Review: Nomad by James Swallow