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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

My Bookish and Bloggish Update

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March 2019 Edition



It's been much too long since I've written a blog post, and I miss it. I feel like I say this a lot honestly. And looking back at my new year's resolution to give more time to myself, I don't know whether I should take this lack of writing as a sign that I am giving myself more time to just be, or if it's the opposite and I don't have enough time to just be and write. Just some interesting food for thought while I'm in class.

This year though has been pretty amazing so far if I do say so myself. I've traveled to Minneapolis, Sioux Falls, and London. (Yes- LONDON London! Not London, Ohio or some shit like that. THE London, as in London, England. More of that in a later post.) I've done a lot of great work at school, which I'm really proud of. I'm not talking about papers there either, but the extracurricular stuff. Although, I've also done a lot of really important academic things as well, especially in regard to preparing for school next year (<-- intentionally vague; just roll with it).

Image result for londonSo this year's already been incredibly full and busy, but of course, in the best ways possible. But now the important part: what I've been reading.


I'm in quite a few play classes this semester oddly enough. There is a grand total of three of my five classes that have to do with plays and drama, one of which is, shocker, a Shakespeare class. But because of this, I've been reading so many more plays than what I'm used to. Some of which are really obscure, even by academic standards as one of my professors likes to point out. I've also read some really common plays though, like The Glass Menagerie and Romeo and Juliet (the one I'm actually reading now).

I like it. I don't think I will suddenly become a huge reader of drama, but I think I'll definitely be more open to picking up a play every now and then or using one to break up a reading cycle. Maybe at the end of my course I'll put together a list of recommended plays. Who knows? It may be fun to do.

Image result for stack of booksIn terms of other books that I'm reading for fun... oh boy. Very tragically, I haven't had as much time to read for fun so far this year. I've devoured the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward- more reviews will come, I promise- but other than that, it's been hard to find the time to just sit and read a solid book. I've dabbled in some Goodreads book clubs, like Emma Watson's Our Shared Shelf where there was the anthology, The Things I Would Tell You edited by Sabrina Mahfouz. Side note: FANTASTIC read. I really want to do a whole post on that anthology. Back to the readings though, I am so behind. At least, I feel behind. I really want to just find more time to read and engage in the current books and the book community.


I hope everyone else's years are going well so far, both in terms of reading and everything else. We're a quarter through 2019! Which as I'm typing this is making me cringe, but whatever!

Thanks for reading!

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