The time of the year has arrived. Pencils sharpened, bags packed, it’s time to return to school . . . Oh, wait. You’re going to college!! First of all, congratulations on reaching this next important milestone in your life. Now comes the difficult question: What am I going to pack? Fear not, student. I am here for you.
This year’s Lovely Girls Competition (sorry, the Rose of Tralee) ended last night, with Luxemburg Rose Nicola McEvoy crowned this year’s Rose by rugby player Ronan O Gara (who looked like he’d rather be anywhere else than in the Dome in Tralee).
Twitter was full of comments on the evenings’ entertainment from the lay people of the country. Many of these read something along the lines of ‘I can’t believe I’m watching this.’ and ‘Why is this still on television?’
I’ve always been a bookworm. You will rarely find me without a book in my hands, or next to me. The following is a small selection of the vast number of books that I have fallen in love with during my 20 years of life.
Sitting here, it’s hard to believe that a year ago, I was a ball of nerves. Pulling my hair out. Insomnia-riddled. Stressed. Waiting for Leaving Cert results has detrimental effects on a person’s mental and physical health, let me tell you that.