Saturday, 28 February 2009

my reading for this semester

This is why I haven't had much spare time this week! My reading list. As I am now approaching the second half of my final semester in education, the pressure is mounting! I am currently trying to read The Grapes of Wrath for Tuesday, which is a 500 page epic. As much as I am enjoying it, it's still an awful lot to read! Then, after that I shall start on another 500 page monster, The Invisible Man. I am studying Modern American Fiction for this module, which I am enjoying so much. It's just a hell of a lot of work.

What are you all reading now? Or are your studies eating up too much of your time?

17 comments:

  1. Ohh sometimes I wish I'd done English Lit ! Aaah. I don't have any time to read in English anymore because I'm always reading German or French.

    But I'm doing French poetry at the moment and I love it. I've never really been a poetry person before but it's wonderful in French! In German we're doing Romanticism. Bleurgh. Not a fan!

    Have a lovely weekend ! xxxxx

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  2. What a lovely post! I'm reading the virgin suicides at the moment but also have a long reading list for school. I really like your little telephone box thing, used as a bookend ? I don't really know what it is, but I thought I'd say it's really cute anyway. Could we exchange links ?

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  3. I'm just at the end of 'Norweigan Wood' by Haruki Murakami. I've really enjoyed it so far and I'm going to read 'A Wild Sheep Chase' by him next. I'm a bum so have plenty of time haha. Useful as I'm doing the 50 book challenge this year!

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  4. Yes I lovvve my shoe holder! And yup, I have two fake fuzzy furry New Look numbers :) xx

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  5. Eek, that sounds like a lot of work. Good luck with The Grapes of Wrath. It's really hard to get through like the first half and then it gets a bit easier. I really liked it in the end. I couldn't get into The Invisible Man, though, so I never finished it. After you read it, tell me if it's good, so I know whether to give it another stab.

    I'm not really reading anything right now, unless you count the multitude of science articles I'm reading for my global warming research project. Ugh.

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  6. I am on a Fine Art course, so the work we can do is limitless. This means, if you want a first, you have to work weekends and evenings - flat out. I'm dreading third year!

    I am reading Marya Hornbacher's Wasted, Big Fish by Daniel Wallace and Holes by Louis Sachar. Though I feel guilty reading for pleasure, when I know I could be working.

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  7. Aww I really wish had more time for reading. It just isn't fair! School books are taking up all my time.

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  8. I love love love your phone booth book end! And I have read both of those books. I preferred Grapes of Wrath. It's a strangely quick read for being sooo long. I'm currently reading "The Basic Eight," which is quite fun because it's a novel undercover-ly written about my current high school. It's by "Lemony Snicket" aka Daniel Handler who is a graduate of my school. Crazy stuff!

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  9. I'm an English major and remember having to read 16 book a semester because literature was my concentration. It took all of my time but I really enjoyed it too :) Right now I'm reading "Women on Top" by Nancy Friday and when I finish I'll read "on Cats" by Doris Lessing which my boyfriend gave me on Valentine's Day since I'm a total cat lover :)

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  10. I'm reading The Lovely Bones. It is wonderful. I just came across your blog. Love it already!

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  11. I LOVED the Grapes of Wrath.
    I'm reading a book called "the real Oliver Twist" about Victorian London...I'm such a geek!

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  12. The Grapes of Wrath is an amazing book. Once you start reading it, you won't be able to put it down. It won't feel like 'work.' I'm in creative writing and all I do is read books and then have class discussion the next week. I hope everything settles down for you sooner or later. I'm kind of feeling the pressure and kind of not. My school just got off of a 3 month long strike and so we're all trying to find our bearings and get back into 'school' mode. We never thought it would last so long, but it did.

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  13. My studies are eating away like.. all of my time! But in the evenings i love winding down with a book.. and at the moment i'm reading catch 22. I'm hooked! :) xxx

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  14. i love reading but being in uni there is just no time! but the summer is a good time to catch up on reading, last year i was on placement and read books while on the train to work and i read like one book a week, it was amazing! :D

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  15. We have shockingly similar taste in books!

    College is starting to get crazy with work right now, here's to english lit at uni next year!

    x

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  17. i love the pictures on your blog and you are SOOO well read. i adore lolita, it is so disturbingly funny.

    alicexinwonderland.blogspot.com

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