Hi! Thanks for stopping by! My name’s Puck and this is my (very new) blog.

A bit about me – I’m an incoming biologist at Oxford University from SEA, and I like talking about books and science! I particularly enjoy YA Fantasy, though on occasion I do venture into Sci-fi, Romantic Comedies, Popular Science, and Literary Fiction. My other interests – which may pop up from time to time – include music, Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals, Exo, social issues and activism, and science writing.

  • How reading YA Fantasy builds emotional resilience

    September 8, 2019 by

    A couple of years ago, I came across a Ted talk on the role of grit — the determination and ability to overcome stressful situations — in one’s life. According to the speaker, Angela Duckworth, grit is the single biggest predictor of success. A person with grit has stamina, passion, and perseverance, and will keep… Read more

  • An Exciting Announcement: Uni & Blog Changes!

    September 1, 2019 by

    If you follow me on Twitter, you may remember the minor emotional outburst I had two weeks ago when I got into my dream university. You may also have noticed the ensuing radio silence on this blog as I dealt with the armloads of paperwork and advance academic work that that had demanded, and for… Read more

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