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Prompts for Writing Love Letters (To Yourself)

On
Thursday, 23 February 2017

What better time to write a love letter than in the month of February? Although Valentine's Day has come and gone, I truly believe that the dark and dreary days of February are in dire need of some positivity. With that being said, I have compiled seven questions all focused on the theme of love and, in particular, self-love. These questions are designed as prompts to help you get started on writing yourself a personal love letter, however, they can be used in whatever way you'd like.

1. What is the best compliment you have ever received?
2. What makes you feel strong or invincible?
3. What are you good at?
4. What do you love about your life?
5. Who appreciates you?
6. What makes you unique?
7. What positive character traits do you have?

If you used these prompts, or if you have any you think I should add, please let me know in the comments below!

Atticus Finch, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

On
Monday, 6 February 2017
So far, my New Years resolution to read more books is going particularly well; I've managed to get out of my reading slump and I'm on track to complete my reading challenge on Goodreads. In my last post, I shared my recent reads and what I planned to read in February: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. The story itself is rather small and so it didn't take me long to finish. I have to admit, this is one of those occasions where I believe the story would've been a lot richer if it was longer. I felt that there was a lot of potential which was lost as the story was constrained into 70 pages or so. The edition I have, the Penguin English Library, also includes the short story 'The Bottle Imp' and an essay by John Sutherland titled 'What does Edward Hyde look like?'. I didn't really care much for the story but I really enjoyed the essay which looked at the descriptions of Mr Hyde within the novel and the film adaptations of his character - I think I enjoyed it more than the actual story to be honest.

So, after finishing the short Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, I decided to start reading the modern classic To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Although I've had this book on my bookshelf for years, I've always pushed it to the bottom of my to-read list. So far, I'm about 100 pages in and I'm thoroughly enjoying it.

What do you plan to read this month?