It has been an eventful few days, sort of. I’d like to start of by saying thank you to Chattingwithspirit from the Hand in Hand With Spirit blog for nominating me for the Kreativ Blogger and Versatile Blogger awards, however I am ashamed to say that I have encountered the same problem from my first Versatile Blogger nomination, which is that I still do not read enough blogs to be able to pass it on. I am in the process of correcting this though.
Secondly I would like to announce that I will be applying to do a Masters degree in Creative Writing, I can’t believe I’m actually doing this. I always thought after my three years at uni I’d just be going straight out into the big wide world, but fortunately this opportunity has arisen and I’d be an idiot to let it go by without even trying.
And now I’d like to explain to you two new additions to my blog. The new page The Book List came about after a discussion with my boyfriend. He has set himself a challenge to read one book a month (I aim to make Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone one of these since he hasn’t read any Harry Potter books) and I initially thought that was quite a lot of reading to get done…until I realised that I am on my third book of the year already.
On The Book List you will find the name of the books I have read along with a six word review next to each, these will basically be what impression each book made on me. I took this idea from something I had to do in music journalism last year. We looked at this journalist who decided to listen to the entire playlist from a South by Southwest festival (2008 I think) and he gave himself only a couple of rules. He would do it in one sitting (there were 763 songs for this particular year) and no matter how much he liked a song he would only listen to it once.
So I thought I would do something similar, I will list the books I read throughout the year and give each of them a six word review…hopefully I’ll get better as the year goes on.
The other difference is the stop censorship banner. I know it’s something that’s happening in the U.S but I thought that I should still show my opposition to the legislation that is being propose, after all if it happens in America it’ll affect elsewhere too. It’s bad enough that censorship happens in China.
On a less serious note I think I’m sliding into a book purchasing addiction. Lately every time I enter Waterstone’s I appear to be buying something and this is particularly bad since there are these range of books that look so beautiful it takes a lot of arguing with myself to walk out empty-handed.
But look how nice they are!