Ode to the Worst Poet in the World

Over the years, I've been forced to read many a poem, and, while I can appreciate the effort it takes to compose one, I can't say I'm a huge fan of the art form. However, that doesn't mean that I don't have a favorite poet. During my trip to Scotland last year, I came across [...]

The Hunt For Voldemort’s Grave in Greyfriars Cemetary

According to the tour guide for the Edinburgh Ghost Tunnel Tour, J.K. Rowling came up with Voldemort's real name after visiting the Greyfriars Graveyard. So, naturally, a friend and I raced to Greyfriars Kirk on a quest to find the gentleman who would become a legend over a hundred years after his death. Unfortunately, finding [...]

Bookish Culture On the London Underground

We spent a day in London, which basically means we spent a day in the London Underground. Our professors told us to dress in layers since it was predicted to rain quite a bit that day.... So there we were, wearing long-sleeve shirts and rain coats in 75 degree weather  (23 degrees celsius) and thick [...]

A Nerd’s Adventure in Tollymore Forest

As part of our study tour through the British Isles, my class took a bus across Northern Ireland. This was unquestionably one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. Our guide told us Northern Ireland has inspired countless writers like C.S Lewis, the Brontës, etc, and I can easily see why. While riding in the [...]