I disappeared off the face of social media for months and it’s once again thanks to burn out. I have been posting stories here and there on my instagram and sometimes sharing stuff on twitter but I realized we are long overdue an update and catchup.
I have one day left of classes for my MA and I can’t believe how quickly it has flown by. We’ve been having weekend classes for the entirety of the programme but this past semester with the courses being online and me still working, it has been immensely relieving that I could still attend class and work at the same time.
With that being said, the programme has been nothing but intense. My Saturdays have been occupied by 8 or 9 hours of classes for the past two and half months and I feel bittersweet about it all ending – although there is still some time until it all ends truly. I have some assignments and term papers to cover after the holidays and then to come up with an idea for a MA thesis which i’d then have to write and present (eeek!).
Truth to be told, I haven’t been reading much for the past six months. I have been finding myself more and more often in reading slumps which have sucked all the joy out of reading.
I am aiming to get a few more books in over the next few days because I always read more over the holidays (also my list of books I’d like to reread is growing).
In October I managed to read :
- Lord Byron’s Novel: The Evening Land by John Crowley (3/5 stars)
- The Tower of Nero by Rick Riordan (4/5 stars)
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (2/5 stars)
I listened to the audiobook for Frankenstein and immensely enjoyed it although the story itself was underwhelming and depressing to say the least.
The Tower of Nero was a painful read because I was not (nor am I) ready to say goodbye to Camp Half-Blood and the adventures there and I am excited about the Disney + adaptation.
Lord Byron’s Novel: The Evening Land was another read for class which absolutely hurt my brain and I recommend it if you want a puzzle that will frustrate and challenge you.
November was an even slower reading month:
- Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (5/5 stars)
- home body by Rupi Kaur (3/5 stars)
I listened to the audiobook version of Lady Midnight and I loved it so so much! I am currently listening to the audio for Lord of Shadows but I am taking my time with it because I know pain is awaiting me.
home body is a book I have yet to fully form my opinion on because it confused and hurt and inspired me all at the same time and it was wonderful but also painful and sometimes very confusing.
To follow up on my post about Anticipated releases that I have yet to read from 2020 – I am currently reading and loving The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue and I expect it will be one of my favorite reads of the year.
How have you been doing? Share in the comments something good that’s happened lately!