Friday, 16 January 2015

Busy Busy Busy! And Semester T.B.R

As anyone who's a university knows, the start of term is always super busy - prepping to start new modules and lots of socialising really eats into otherwise abundant free time.

Personally, I've been running around everywhere since I got back to university last weekend. Any free time I've had I've sat down with my current read (S. by JJ Abrams and Doug Dorst - incredible but really difficult to read!) and tried to chill out.

All of this is trying to apologise for the late upload of this blog post. Sorry!

One of my big goals this year is to read for pleasure during my semester. This semester I don't have that many books to read (although I do have a lot of short stories and theoretical texts). I'm hoping to use the time I would normally spend closely reading a novel for my course to read for pleasure instead.

To account for course reading and socialising, I'm giving myself the goal of one book a fortnight. This really should be doable, it just relies on my getting off the laptop and opening up a book!!

Here the the books I'm planning on reading over the semester. I'm also thinking about picking up Yes Please by Amy Poehler in order to join in with Estee's book club!

My sister got me this for Christmas, and I've heard good things about it.

I've been wanting to read this ever since it came out, and especially after reading her essay on 'Why We Should All Be Feminists'

I bought this book for my bestie as a Christmas present, but I loved it so much I picked up another copy for myself!

This is the outer case for the book. Below is the book inside.

It looks like an old library book - with notes scribbled in the margins and loads of bits of paper stuck in from two students exchanging research notes. Two stories in one book!

Another book that my sister got me for Christmas - I've picked it up already and am enjoying so far!

There you have it! In order to make me get mroe organised, I'm going to tell you next weeks posts! Tuesday's post is (hopefully) going to be a book review - either S. if I finish it, If I Stay (which I'm also currently reading) or To Rise Again At A Decent Hour. Next Friday will be a Taylor Swift inspired make-up look (using cruelty free, drugstore products).

As always, if you've read any of these books or have any recommendations, you can leave a comment below or tweet me @VickiMaitland. I'm also vickimaitland over on Instagram, and I've been posting loads of pictures of the inside of S. so if you're interested in it it'd be well worth a browse!

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