Firstly, I’d like to welcome everyone to the new blog! I hope you guys love it as much as I do. Right now it is still a work in progress so there may or may not be some minor changes over the next few weeks. Also, I’ll be hosting a giveaway in celebration of the website relaunch from the 15-30 April, so watch this space if you’d like to stand a chance of winning your own copy of Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton. The GIVEAWAY will only be open to my blog subscribers and Instagrm followers. If you’re not following me on these two platforms then please do or you’ll miss out on the two giveaways I’ll be hosting this month.
I’ve missed blogging so much in the last month. I’ve been so busy with campus assignment, working full time and redesigning the blog but I am back for good!
March was a slow reading month for me, it was filled with prescribed novels and I only read one book for leisure.
I had to reread Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez for my ID and Place seminar and for my core essay. This novel is quite complex and intricate when it come to the ways in which it represents love and relationship. It is a beautiful read although, I feel like I would have enjoyed it more had I been reading it leisurely rather than because I was required to.
I also attempted to read Middlemarch by George Eliot. I sat attempted because I failed miserably. This book is 950 pages long and not an easy read. Again, I feel I would have enjoyed it if there had not been so much pressure to finish it in an impossibly short time. Also, I’m pretty sure I crashed and burned in the Middlemarch essay question.
Lastly, Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton was released in March. I absolutely loved this novel. I loved the Eastern influence and it worked so well with the typical Western “gunslinger” theme. There were guns, deserts and djinn and it was just so magical. It was so epic that I decided to host a giveaway (as mentioned above) because I want everybody to read it! (Details will be posted on the 15 April)
I’ll also be reading Orlando by Virginia Woolf for my Art of Writing class.
Currently I am obsessed with Outlander by Diana Gabaldon because season two is premiering this month and I am slightly obsessed with Jamie and I am not the type of girl who often fangirls over fictional characters but with Outlander I just can’t help it. Started reading the book again, this time I will finish it even if I have to loose some sleep. “Vive Les Frasers!”