It’s easy, Burr. You just actually run out of time. I MEAN HELLO, PEOPLE OF THE INTERNET. It’s time for the monthly update I never fail to deliver, because I’m reliable like that. As you may be able to guess by my title and introductory words, I’ve been listening to the Hamilton soundtrack. And by ‘listening to’ I mean ‘it has taken over my life and my roommate has accused me of being obsessed even though she’s not even here to hear me sing along to it all day long, but my other roommate is and I’m sure he appreciates it’. PLEASE tell me someone else thinks it’s as genius as I do, because I HAVE OPINIONS.
In a stunning turn of events
I find myself in an airport, I’m busy writing something for university. Only this time it’s my Bachelor thesis, so I actually have to be, like, serious about it.
So far I’ve procrastinated for a few days and looked for some literature to use. Last time I had to write something long, I spent a month watching Great British Bake Off, baking Christmas cookies and sewing a mishappen sleeve for my Kindle. I think this is the perfect time to take up some new hobbies.
Other Things That Happened:
I went to Milan! I figured I deserved a break after all that hard… travelling I did last month, so I went to Milan with a friend. Look, there are flowers in Milan. I’m very excited about it.
The Edinburgh Project as I dubbed it (two seconds ago), is progressing. I have a conditional offer from the University of Edinburgh for my MA and one of the conditions is that I get a 7.0 on the IELTS English test. For the small fee of 220€, I was allowed to have my English abilities tested for four hours while only slightly distracting the other participants with my periodical sneezing. I’m glad I now know that I seem to be able to English, as the last three years of studying in English had me in doubt I’d be able to handle it. Okay, I’ll turn off the sarcasm now. My lowest score was in the writing part of the test, which slightly scratched my ego, but I guess it’s a good reminder to practice more.
The other condition of the offer is that I, you know, actually finish my degree before I start my MA, so I guess I should write that BA thesis at some point. After that, I only have to organize the funds, convince someone I’m a perfect and financially responsible roommate (I did clean the kitchen AND my room this week, so if you know someone who knows someone…) and cross my fingers VERY HARD so I’ll get the scholarship I applied for. Baby steps!
Lastly, I’m participating in the Fantasy Favorites Read-A-Thon again this year! I probably won’t be able to read tons of books, but it was really fun last year, so join us if you like fantasy. Or books. Or words. I’m pretty sure you just have to read something and have fun. And I hear rules are more like guidelines anyway.
I’m still refusing to buy more books, because I have so many unread ones, BUT obviously audiobooks don’t count. I finished The Son of Neptune recently, so I downloaded The Mark of Athena. I have to admit I wasn’t very invested in the series in the beginning, but it’s growing on me.
On the Blog
- I reviewed The Wolf of Wall Street and I didn’t like it
Tune of the Week
First of all, I need to mention that I just bought the new Beyoncé album and I’m digging it A LOT. Secondly, I couldn’t possibly have chosen anything but a Hamilton track for this section. My favorite song changes daily because there are so many good ones, but I’ll go with Non-Stop for today, because it fits with the title of this post. Honorary mentions go to Wait for It and Cabinet Battle #1 to which I actually semi-know the lyrics.
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! If I don’t forget, that is.