Persuasion

“You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. […] Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none buy you.” – Jane Austen

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Pride and Prejudice

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book– When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library”. -Caroline Bingley, Pride and Prejudice. This is one of my favorite quotes from the book.

Arguably, Jane Austen’s most beloved classic is a timeless romance. It has all the makings of a beautiful love story: a lovely English countryside setting, a headstrong female lead, and a prideful yet generous male hero.

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London Tides

It is very rare for me to read a story 5 times; I have read this book at least that many times if not more.

Summary

The following is taken from Goodreads: “Irish photojournalist Grace Brennan travels the world’s war zones documenting the helpless and forgotten. After the death of her friend and mentor in the field, Grace is shaken. She returns to London hoping to rekindle the spark with the only man she ever loved– Scottish businessman Ian McDonald. But he gave up his championship rowing career and dreams of Olympic gold years ago for Grace… only for her to choose her career over him. Will life’s tides bring them back together… or tear them apart for good this time?”

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What’s Better: Technical vs. Creative Writing

This is often a topic of discussion among English majors. Which one is better? The answer is simple: It all depends on what you want to do after graduation. If you want to be an author, poet, novelist, etc. the creative writing courses are going to be a better fit. If you want to write technical documents such as grant proposals, research proposals, manuals, procedural documents, etc. the technical writing classes will be good courses to take.

Many English majors choose to take technical writing classes, but they also write creatively on the side. A friend told me that every English major secretly works on writing a book, a poem, or a play, etc. I think he was right. By nature, we love to write and tell stories.

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