My Spotify Time Capsule Playlist

Saturday, 30 September 2017


As it has been made very clearly evident today, nobody knows me as well as Spotify's algorithm.

REVIEW: 180 Seconds, Jessica Park

Thursday, 28 September 2017


 After a life spent bouncing from one foster home to the next, Allison is determined to keep others at arm’s length. Adopted at sixteen, she knows better than to believe in the permanence of anything. But as she begins her third year in college, she finds it increasingly difficult to disappear into the white noise pouring from her earbuds.
One unsuspecting afternoon, Allison is roped into a social experiment just off campus. Suddenly, she finds herself in front of a crowd, forced to interact with a complete stranger for 180 seconds. Neither she, nor Esben Baylor, the dreamy social media star seated opposite her, is prepared for the outcome.
When time is called, the intensity of the experience overwhelms Allison and Esben in a way that unnerves and electrifies them both. With a push from her oldest friend, Allison embarks on a journey to find out if what she and Esben shared is the real thing—and if she can finally trust in herself, in others, and in love.

REVIEW: The Perks of Being A Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky

Tuesday, 26 September 2017


Charlie is a freshman. And while he's not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it. Charlie is attempting to navigate his way through uncharted territory: the world of first dates and mix-tapes, family dramas and new friends; the world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite. But Charlie can't stay on the sideline forever. Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.

A-Z Book Tag

Saturday, 16 September 2017


Books have always been a safety-blanket for me, a source of freedom from the troubles of day-to-day life. During my nearly twenty-two years on Earth, and I truly believe that every book, every character, every plot-point has stuck with me and helped me form the person that I am today.
Over the next month or so, I am going to be starting posting book reviews on Reminders of the Changing Times but I thought, right now, I should kick it all off with the A-Z Book Tag.
So here we go...

#UniAdvice: 10 Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Fresher's Week

Sunday, 10 September 2017


Is it September already? 
Ever since starting university, I've realised that time just seems to be going quicker and quicker. And I don't know if that is related to the constant action that university always seems to be, or just a feature of impending adulthood. Either way, it has taught me to appreciate every single second of the university experience because, for the majority, it is only three years of a person's life and those years can go by so fast when you're surrounded by the right people.
So here are my tips on the first part of the university experience: Freshers Week.
A time for first times, throwing yourself into the unknown and forging your first step of the next part of your life.