Author: Lauren

How I Will Turn Sadness Into Something Better

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No longer am I going to let sadness take over my brain, take over my actions, or take over my day. What happened to me wasn’t my fault, no matter what some people say. I know the arguments – if I hadn’t taken the photos in the first place, none of this would have happened. …

32 Things You Can Ask That Are Better Than ‘What Do You Do?’

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I don’t know about you but most of the time being asked or asking someone what they do for a living can be the end to a conversation. You politely ask the question, they rely with their most used answer from their ‘basic conversation’ mind vault, and you either ask them a question following the …

Quotes Taken From: Fahrenheit 451

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The fact that this absolute classic of a book explains its title on the back – “Fahrenheit 451 = the temperature at which book-paper catches fire and burns – makes you want to leap into the dystopian world created by Ray Bradbury. The story follows Guy Montag, a fireman whose job it is to start …

26 Prompts For A Blogging Writer’s Block

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I must admit that I have hit a writer’s block recently – can you tell? All I have been able to write about recently is my favourite quotes from the book “Looking For Alaska”, which is part of a new series of blog posts I’ll be doing. So, what does one do when facing a …

Quotes Taken From: Looking For Alaska

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With nothing having happened to ‘Pudge’ before moving to boarding school, we follow him to his new life and subsequent new, slightly unusual friends. His attention is particularly drawn to Alaska – the girl down the hall, the girl who is as beautiful as she is screwed up. With plenty of pranks, adventures and infatuation …