Happy Sunday, everyone!
It has been a long since I wrote a more personal post although we all keep each other updated via Twitter of our daily events. Anyway, today is a very special day: last Sunday before lessons start! Last July I applied for the Master’s Degree on Gender and Diversity and, lucky me, I was admitted. Lessons start tomorrow and I’m eager to go back to school. This year the summer holidays seemed too long – not that they were in comparison to other year’s – and the heatwaves made it difficult to enjoy my free time. So now that a new year starts – as teachers/students a new academic year is far more relevant than a natural year, right? – I hope to keep myself as busy as I did during my graduate years and enjoy the cold weather.
And now some bookish news.
- I started reading again after a little reading slump, a crime novel of course, what else? It is called Love Story, With Murders by Harry Bingham and although I’m not far into it, I am enjoying it much more than the first Fiona Griffith’s Talking to the Dead.
- I am slowly discovering Angela Carter. I chose her short stories collection Burning Your Boats so that I can read one or two every day and get used to her magical realism. Everyone I trust as a reader or admire like Carter’s stories, so I am doing a little exploration.
- I will probably be reading Scarpetta #5 soon. It surely helps to read about a hard-working doctor skipping meals and being sleep-deprived when you go through that yourself.
- I will be commuting every day so I will try to use that time to read. I usually carry the novel I am reading with me, but since I love short stories so much, I will probably borrow some collections from the library. That or I will plug myself to my iPod and try to relax.
- My TBR pile has increased thanks to Anna and Naomi with the following titles: The Cuckoo’s Calling, Burial Rites, The Luminaries and The Engagements, which I hope to get as soon as possible. Also, I bought a crime novel in Spanish – originally published in French – for the first time in a long time.
I know the academic year started long ago in the UK/USA and so did work schedules. How are you doing? Did the change from holidays to work/school affect your reading?