Finally read The Fault In Our Stars. Am I broken because I did not cry?
Plus I had to read it in one sitting because I’d borrowed my sister’s Kindle to read it and I discovered it shows the percentage of the book read…so then I made a competition with myself to keep upping that percentage. Between that and the four pages of Troilus and Criseyde (damn you Chaucer!) I’ve read this morning, I feel productive in an English student way.
the fault in our stars
1:07 pm • 5 July 2012 • 1 note
There is an Old English word ‘collenferð’ (meaning ‘stout-hearted’) which is basically pronounced Colin Firth.
It’s the small things that liven up revision.
6:45 pm • 5 June 2012 • 7 notes
I’ve been back home a day and so far I’ve watched Doctor Who and Sherlock with different members of my family (I’m getting my mum into Sherlock, she’s enjoying it so far) and discussed The Avengers with my brother.
This is representative of the upcoming five and a half weeks, really.
Time to spend the evening reading, as if that isn’t what my degree is based around anyway…
tales of my life
9:08 pm • 11 March 2012
My tutor just talked about fan fiction in a tutorial. And then we kept using Harry Potter as an example of a character who had been taken outside the context of the books.
My head was shouting “BE COOL SIOBHAN, BE COOL” , in Samuel L. Jackson’s voice.
YOLANDA BE COOL
11:41 am • 8 March 2012 • 7 notes
I get to write a paragraph about how detective fiction is a commentary on how narrative works in the essay I’m writing…I’m just hoping that the Sherlock Holmes fangirl side doesn’t come out, or the tutorial is going to end up being pretty awkward.
Then again, my English fangirl side is going to come out later when I discuss Lolita and The Catcher In The Rye, so maybe I can just come across as crazy overall.
11:11 am • 6 March 2012 • 1 note
The book on narrative I’m reading on the train just used Sherlock Holmes as an example (‘The Musgrave Ritual’, in fact). Seems I chose a subject made for fandoms…
10:12 am • 2 March 2012