Celtic Moods

Book Reviews: December 2021

My first uni holiday and the final month of 2021. Wow. This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor Rating: 5/5 starsFavourite quote: “I realised that every healthcare professional — every single doctor, nurse, midwife, pharmacist, physical therapist, and paramedic — need to shout out about the…

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TS Alphabet Ranking: C Edition

While compiling the list of Taylor Swift songs that begin with ‘C’, I realised I’m rather attached to many of these songs. It might be because of some narcissistic preference — both my name and the name of this blog begin with the letter C, after all.  But the songs…

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Celtic Moods Awards 2021: Best Music

2021 will be remembered fondly as the year I rediscovered pop punk music. Best Pop Song: The Louvre by Lorde When Lorde released Solar Power, I decided it was finally time to listen to her previous album Melodrama. And I’m all the better for it. Though never a single, The…

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Celtic Moods Awards 2021: Best Shows

I really need to start watching more musical movies. Best Movie: In the Heights I was supposed to separate this category into ‘Best Movie’ and ‘Best Musical Movie’, but went through my options and realised I don’t remember half the movies I’ve watched. I do, however, have the entire In…

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Celtic Moods Awards 2021: Best Books

It’s been kind of a crazy year for me. I worked from home for six months, graduated from polytechnic, and started a whole new life at university. In between studying, making new friends, and coping with the Delta and Omicron variants, I found the time to consume some media.  This…

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Book Reviews: November 2021

Two e-books and two audiobooks, all read while studying for my finals. And Every Morning The Way Home Gets Longer and Longer Alternative title: Darling Difficult You Rating: 5/5 stars Favourite quote: “Noahnoah, promise me something, one very last thing: once your good-bye is perfect, you have to leave me…

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I thought I knew what grief was

Your thought grief would just be the omnipresent lump in your throat or the unexplainable ache in your legs, but it’s so much more than that.  They say grief is love persevering. What they don’t tell you is how grief turns you juvenile and aged at the same time. Grief…

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TS Alphabet Ranking: B Edition

This edition of my TS Alphabet Ranking is pretty interesting — EIGHT of the 14 songs are singles, and three of the songs here aren’t featured on her own albums (Babe she wrote for Sugarland, Beautiful Ghosts was for the Cats musical movie, Better Man she wrote for Little Big…

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Book Reviews: October 2021

I was planning to read at least two horror stories this month… one will have to do. 1. The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1) Alternative title: –Rating: 5 starsFavourite quote: “I never thought of fear as something that can go away. It just is. It reminds…

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A Love Letter to My Secondary School Self

I only just turned 20, and only just started a blog, and suddenly I think I’m qualified to write a letter to my teenage self. More specifically, my secondary school self (the teenager I was in polytechnic is a whole other story for a whole other letter).  But I’ve spent…

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Book Reviews: September 2021

Only two books this month, because university. 1. Things My Son Needs to Know About the World Alternative title: –Rating: 4 starsFavourite quote: “Because the only thing you can give to men who already have everything is a second chance. And you’re all of their second chances. Every day. And…

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Book Reviews: The Last Stack

Over my month-long break before starting university, I visited the library thrice, borrowing a grand total of 19 books. As someone who had been reading electronic books for years, it took a while for me to adjust. By the time this is posted, I would’ve started school, and will have…

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