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It is not a good idea to read Oliver Twist and The Merchant of Venice at the same time.

Seven novels are rather a lot for one course. Also Dickens writes rather long novels.

Religious poetry is seriously screwed up. Very beautiful poetentially, but screwed up.

The easiet text I have to read is in Latin.

And now it's raining. On the plus side - new Gallifrey!
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I love being surrounded by so many books. Why can't I live in a library?
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I've gone through my old entries and tagged them. I've posted very little in the past four years, so it was not too daunting a task. I was surprised to find I could recall the details of events I mention only briefly. There was surprisingly little cringeworthy stuff. Is it wrong of me to be amused by my own ramblings?

I've been feeling much better since I started university. I feel more confident and more independent. I am much less prone to becoming irritated by petty problems. I've learned how to study properly in a way that works for me. This has been a huge problem in my previous stint at university. Learning came easy in high school, so I never learned how to actually work. I still procrastinate sometimes, but I don't let it get so bad I have to change my name and move to another country to avoid the consequences (I'm still prone to the odd exaggeration though).

I'm keeping up with my reading, so my brains don't atrophy during the break. I did end up getting a biography of Caesar. After this though, I'm taking a break from Roman history for a while. There are still many books I'd like to read, but I want to get a head start on my reading for my next semester English courses. I've always meant to read Beowulf and Paradise Lost and finish The Canterbury Tales, but never quite got round to them. I'm pretty sure we will only be reading excerpts from them and I want to read them in full, which I won't have time for once the semester starts.

Still catching up on what happened in fandom during exam frenzy. I mostly mean the Doctor Who fandom. It's the biggest fandom I have, so there's a lot to catch up on and I was away from the fandom when the finale two parter aired. I wasn't happy about having to delay watching the finale, but I didn't want to risk getting too distracted. I've also started a selective rereading of the EDA's, though I'm not up to the read-along over at [livejournal.com profile] act_three. They're reading Shadows of Avalon next and I'm not reading that again. I'll probably join in after that.

Lastly, I'd like to say I love my cat. I cannot overstate the importance of this fact. I have other cats I feed (some live around my building, and some on campus) and I really like them all. But they are not as magnificent as my cat. Nothing and no one is. My cat is the most perfect creature in the history of the universe. Just thought I'd get it down in writing.
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My mom got back from a month in Russia this week. The place is noisy again. She brought me two dresses and just to prove she has in fact met me, some fresh berries (nothing really good grows in this benighted place). The dresses are nice, though. She has also bought matches, because you absolutely must import matches from abroad. *facepalm*

So, I had to get the really important stuff for myself. I went to return a library book (and get a new one). They have a shelf of books they're selling near the entrance to the reading hall. I like to have a look when I'm not in a hurry, but this was the first time I bought one. The Arden Henry IV part one. The second tetralogy plays have been on my to buy list for some time. I probably shouldn't have gone to the bookshop after that. I did. I've got the complete Sherlock Holmes stories and Julius Caesar. So many things to read, so little time. I want to read a book about Caesar. I'm wavering between just reading Plutarchos and a proper historical analysis. I've also been told brushing up on my knowledge of grammar will be useful for my Latin course next year. I've got grades for all my courses now, except one tutorial. I'm a bit at a loss what to do with myself now, actually.
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1. Insomnia is not your friend. It is probably best to try for at least a few hours sleep at night, even if it does result in dreams about flying (as in piloting) on a school trip to Vegas. Via Iraq. *boggles at brain*

2. It is sometimes beneficial to actually ask questions, instead of randomly deciding what the answer is, as exemplified by copy of Commodore Hornblower now in my possession which set me back all of 5$.

That is all.
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Well, I finished the room. I started work before 9am and finished around 7pm. Obviously there was some time there waiting for the paint to dry, but I had other things to do in the meantime. Every muscule in my body aches and everything I look at has a blue hue to it. My skin I'm absolutely positive has turned blueish. But it's done.

Also as I only slept four hours tonight (woke up at 4am, I've no idea why), I had time to finish reading "The Gun Seller". Like there actually needed to be another reason to love Hugh Laurie.

Book meme

Sep. 4th, 2006 08:38 am
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From [livejournal.com profile] roadstergal

The Rules -
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your LJ along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
6. Tag five people.

"They looked as if they’d been designed in a laboratory, and probably had, specifically to maximise feelings of confidence and optimism in the breast of the first-time SVK investor. They didn’t work for me, but then I was here for other reasons.
A yellow oak door swung open down the corridor and Philip stuck his head out."

The Gun Seller, by Hugh Laurie.

Me not know five people, so me not tag anyone at all. It's fun though.


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