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April 18, 2015 books, miscellaneous 38

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The Week

University started again! Mostly I’m happy about all of my friends returning (almost everyone leaves for the semester holidays, and I hate it), but I got into some cool classes as well. I’m taking two Media Studies classes, which is great, because I’ve decided I want to do my Master’s in Media Studies if I get in. I’m also taking a lecture about classic Hollywood with my own department, which I’m loving so far. I have some peskier classes as well, but overall I’m happy with my schedule. Plus, no early mornings, so that’s a win. I’m also looking into getting a job again, so I’m hoping that works out soon!

Photo of the week:

Gettin’ cozy outside


The Shiny

These Broken Stars cover


I wasn’t planning on buying a book, but I was ordering DVDs and I don’t have to pay for shipping if I order a book, so it really wasn’t a choice. I’ve been eyeing this one for a while; I hope it’s good! Since Ready Player One was more a dystopia than the fun sci-fi adventure I was expecting (review coming soon), I’m in the mood for some actual science fiction now.

The Web

Yeah, I’ve got nothing. I’ve been a bad, bad blog reader this week.

On the Blog

What’s new with you? Are you as excited for Avengers coming out soon as I am? Any university/work/family anecdotes to share? Do feel free to rec me some summer reads!

As always, I’m linking up with Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and the Sunday Post hosted by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

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38 Responses to “Hey, teacher!”

  1. Cait @ Paper Fury

    *raises hand wildly* I AM EXCITED FOR THE AVENGERS. I’m very excited. It’s fun seeing all the cast promos too, omg, they are an adorable and crazy little Avengie family.
    That’s so cool your classes are all awesome! YAY FOR YOU. And These Broken Stars is insanely wonderful. It’s a little slow in the middle, but pfft. IT’S GORGEOUS. TARVER AND LILAC = I SHIP IT.
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    • Vlora

      Vlora

      LET ME GIVE YOU AN AVENGERS HIGH FIVE. Oh my god, yes hahaha I’m LOVING the interviews! And the trailers look so amazing; I can’t wait to see it.

      It is, thanks! Oh, I’m glad you liked These Broken Stars; that’s definitely a good sign! :)
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  2. Lola

    Oh having no early moments is certainly a plus! I loved all the free time and often late classes when i was still in university. I hope you’ll enjoy your classes, that’s nice you gotten into some cool classes.
    We had some warm weather this week as well, although I haven’t had a chance to read outside yet. And yay for These Broken Stars, I’ve heard so many good things about it, but haven’t read it myself yet.
    As for summer rec’s I would recommend Promises Under the Peach Tree by Joanne Rock, one of the best books I read so far this year and the warmer weather always brings me into a contemporary romance mood.
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    • Vlora

      Vlora

      YES to that! My schedule has improved by 100% since I’m going to university. My first class this semester starts at noon. :D Yay for warm weather and thanks for the rec; I’ll check it out! Yeah me too, it’s great for some light reading. :)
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    • Vlora

      Vlora

      Ah yeah, that happened to me recently with Rebel Belle. I don’t even know why I stopped reading; I just did. Anyways, I’m sure These Broken Stars will be different!
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  3. Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

    No early mornings is a HUGE win. I rather liked the “only schedule Tuesday/Thursday classes” approach myself. And then, I was free to spend the other five days being as ridiculously lazy as possible. Was that not supposed to be the point of college? Oops?

    Anyway. I haven’t read These Broken Stars yet, but I own it, and I want to read it for sure! It sounds really good, and everyone loves it, and also, it’s very pretty. I do hope you enjoy it! And of course, I hope you have a very lovely week :)
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    • Vlora

      Vlora

      Only Tuesdays and Thursdays? How LAZY of you. I have Tuesdays, Thursdays AND Wednesdays. And I have at least 2 hours each day, so… :D

      I hope so too! I’m looking forward to some scifi. :) Thanks, you too!
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  4. Elsi

    My very best term in college was the one where my first class started at 12:20. I have a copy of Ready Player One sitting on my shelves, but just haven’t gotten around to reading it — there are just so many more books in front of it that I want (and need) to read. Love the cover of These Broken Stars — will be adding it to my wishlist for sure.
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    • Vlora

      Vlora

      I CAN SEE WHY. My first class this semster starts at noon. :D I mooostly liked Ready Player One, but it wasn’t quite what I expected! Thanks for stopping by. :)
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    • Vlora

      Vlora

      It is! I’m happy I figured it out, now I only hope I’ll actually get in haha. Ah yes, well… the wonders of instagram filters. :D You too, enjoy your week!
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  5. Zoe @ Stories on Stage

    It’s great to hear you’re happy about returning to school. Media studies sounds like such an interesting major, so I’m curious to see what you end up thinking of it.  (And you totally got lucky not having any classes in the morning – ha!)

    And These Broken Stars is one of my favorite books, so I hope you end up enjoying it as much as I did! It’s kind of like the movie Titanic in a space setting if you’re into that kind of thing.

    Best of luck with your job search, and happy reading!
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    • Vlora

      Vlora

      Me too! I’m still doing my bachelor’s degree now, so it’ll be a while before I find out whether I can do Media Studies for my Master’s, but I’m already taking a couple of classes to check it out. :) Yeah, it’s part luck and part conscious avoidance of any morning classes haha

      Oh, that’s great! Everyone’s saying lovely things about it, so I’m hoping I’ll enjoy it too. Ah, Titanic. I’ve seen it a couple of times, but I always prefer the first part of the movie. :D (Though the musicians and the mum reading to her children are heartbreaking and fabulous.)

      Thanks, have a lovely week!
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    • Vlora

      Vlora

      Thank you, it’s really fun so far! And I’m planning to read the book as soon as I’m done with my uni books. :) Have a good weekend!
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    • Vlora

      Vlora

      I might have “helped” a bit with an instagram filter. :D Everything’s blooming and growing and being super pretty right now though. :)
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    • Vlora

      Vlora

      Hahaha I’m sorry? NO I’M NOT, I encourage the buying of books. :D I hope you enjoy it! I have to read some university books first, but I’m looking forward to reading it.
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  6. Chantelle

    Ooh, Media Studies… Good choice – this was one of my favourite subjects when I was in school.

    I’ve just read These Broken Stars; it started out kind of a rocky read for me, but did improve a lot. I really liked it by the end.

    Yes. Yes. Yes. I’m looking forward to the Avengers movie – I’m looking forward to more Thor. :D

    • Vlora

      Vlora

      Yay, glad you think so! I’m enjoying it so far. I’m glad you liked These Broken Stars by the end, I hope to read it soon! I watched the movie yesterday – Thor was definitely a favorite. :)
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  7. Alyssa

    The Avengers is coming out TOMORROW for me and aaaah I’m so excited! (Although I don’t suppose I’ll be able to watch it until Saturday. These Broken Days has an absolutely fantastic cover and I look forward to your review!

    Hmm … summer reads … well, the cover and blurb for A Darker Shade of Magic sequel was revealed earlier today, and the first book blew me away, so do try that one out if you haven’t yet!
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    • Vlora

      Vlora

      I JUST WATCHED IT YESTERDAY. I can’t decide whether it lived up to my (admittedly extremely high expectations), but it was definitely a great movie! I think I’ll just need to watch it again to make sure. :D

      Thanks, I’ll take a look!
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  8. Romi

    Good luck with getting a job, Vlora! I’m telepathically sending you good wishes in your endeavors.

    Hope you like These Broken Stars! I really like the cover (though I’m actually not into people on covers, not when they’re photographed (drawn is fine), but I have a definite love for pictures of the stars and universe on books. That is totally okay with me! (:

    I’ve actually just finished my latest unit in my childcare unit, so I think I have a while off before I get my next one, which is kind of exciting. I’m still doing prac once a week, but the rest of the week is study free, so here’s for lots of reading! Xx
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    • Vlora

      Vlora

      Thank you! It’s looking promising so far, but I’ll know more next week! :)

      I’m not always a fan of real people on book covers either (drawings are sometimes fine) because I like to imagine the characters myself, but the background is super pretty on this one.

      I hope you had a great week and lots of opportunities to read. :)
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