Thursday, August 05, 2010

My faithful blog readers, I feel like I've stabbed someone in the back. But I don't know who. Probably me. Now that this blog has finally achieved some stability, I've made a tumblr.
I know, WHAT?
I never shared this, but when everyone got tumblrs and I was still over here on blogger, I didn't mind. I was being loyal to blogger. But I've realised many of my posts are now tumblr length and I could actually repost the posts I like on the tumblrs I follow. In short, it would be easier for myself.
Granted, blogger has had it's moments for me. My recent Harry Potter series was a personal favourite, simply because people I didn't know bothered to write comments to tell me they weren't bored by the exceptionally long posts on one topic. The time two friends collaborated to help me out on a little theological problem (Alison etc). The classes group blog we started and kept up for....a little while. My Trifling Facts blog. And the huge, fiercely opinionated (in my now older, mellower view) rants I used to have. And more. But I'm going. I think I really am. And if I hate it over in tumblr land, I'll be sure to come crawling back and say to myself that I told you so, but for now, I'm MIA. That is all faithful readers.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Sometimes I get so lost in a book that it half takes over my life for a short time. I love those books, but it's always so sad to leave them behind, and return to the real world.

Monday, August 02, 2010

You Need to Know

That if you ever accidentally put your lunch bread in the toaster instead of the microwave (for a packed lunch) you can still make your sandwich and it will be fine in another 4 hours. Just like a normal sandwich, only brown in some places.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

I'm on a Tiny Little Low

Because after recently rediscovering doctor who, I went to the video store and they didn't have the next half of series one.
Severely disappointing.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.
-Frederick Douglass

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Oh look, this is me, making it into a tumbler post.
Because I am a murderer.
It was a proud day.

LITERAL Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Trailer Parody HD

Hilarious. That's all.
What the Shakespeare?
Said by Charles Dickens. I thought this line quite clever.

Friday, July 23, 2010

What I've Been Doing

The 16th of August was precisely a week ago, and I am sorry for the delay but I've been completely absorbed in the world of Elizabeth Gaskell (her actual real life world, not the world's she wrote about) and the Stravagante in Talia. I simply adore books, but I've been a bit scared by the sheer amount of reading I've done in the past week. Two whole Stravaganza books and half of Jenny Uglow's biography of Elizabeth Gaskell. Plus a bit of the Bible, but I take that slower.
Reading the Stravaganza books has made me realise that although I've read a lot of fantasy, the fantasy books which I really love (Harry Potter, Stravaganza, Narnia, and others) are ones in which the magical/fantasy world is unknown to the protagonists until it find them/they find it. I feel like this just makes the books more . . . it makes the reader feel as though they can almost reach the world, that it's plausible, there but hidden. It pulls you in more.
Elizabeth Gaskell's biography on the other hand - I love her letters, and I am not exaggerating. They're delightfully excellent, charming, full of details but not boring. At least the extracts I've read, and I plan to borrow out the book of them from my uni's library. I just wish the modern world lent itself more to letters. I love letters.
And that has been my week of reading, or extracts from. So, I'm off to read a bit more!