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HIYA! I'm Darianne, a sunflower dancing in the meadows. I'm also an English and Italian major with minors in art history and publishing. I'm not quite sure what I want to do with my degree. I do know that I want to get my Ph.D. in Dante or Medieval and Italian literature. I'm currently addicted to coffee and articulating my being. I'm forever obsessing over music, tropical places, animals, mother nature, sweater weather, and Christmas. When my face isn't in a book or obsessing over many other things, I come here to create, dress up, express, and hopefully inspire. 
  1. What made you add a section for books?

    • Before relaunching this blog, I was running two separate blogs. One was for fashion and lifestyle. The other was for academia, books, and anything literature related. I decided to figure out what I really wanted and if I was willing to commit even though I am usually drowning in readings for lectures. Since you're reading this, you can probably guess that I decided to stick with it.
  2. What made you want to study English Literature?

    • Books are one of the things that make the world go round. Imagine growing up being obsessed with bands, saving the planet, animals, and wanting to travel the world while living your best life, but not being able to. I wanted to see the world. Instead, I entered different worlds. Books took me flying through galaxies, centuries, romances, and adventures. There were new species and the worlds were colorful. I was having an adventure while I read. I also didn't know that I could be a heroine as a kid. I became the heroine in the books like Hermione Granger and Feyre.
    • There's also my love for writing. I always had a notebook when I was a kid where I would write. In the past year, I finished a journal which lasted three years. This year I bought a new journal with a lion embroidered on the cover. I write poetry in this journal and secrets and hopes and dreams. Books and writing have always gone hand-in-hand for me.
  3. What made you want to have a major and two minors?

    • I don't know what came over me. The sky has never been the limit. I was given the opportunity to study three things at once and I took it. Luckily for me, all three fields relate in one way or another. It's definitely less stressful, but still very stressful.
  4. What do you want to do with your degree?

    • As I said before, my hope is to one day get my Ph.D. I want to study Dante or Medieval and Italian literature. Then I want to teach at a university level and evetually have tenure. I also want to work in a museum and I may even go into publishing. There isn’t a limit. Possibilities are endless. For now, I'm just following my heart and my dreams. A degree in English is a gateway to anything.
  5. Who are your favorite authors? what do you read the most?

    • I really don't have a favorite. There are books/series I just so happen to always reread. Oscar Wilde, Dostoevsky, and Alan Furst are a few authors that I love. I’m really open to books. If it sounds good, I’ll give it a read.
    • Lately, I find myself reading dissertations and academic essays and articles. I find them very interesting. People spend a very long time researching and backing up what they think. Someday I will be writing my dissertation and publishing essays and articles. For now, reading about other people’s opinions and their arguments about why has been very interesting to me.
  6. If you have any other questions besides these questions, you can contact me by e-mail at or any social media platform. 

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