Life Update- Still Alive: Life of a College Blogger

Hey there, bloggers! I’ve been floating around the interwebs and happened to check the date of my last blog entry, which was- get this- February 6th. FEBRUARY 6TH??!? Where in the HELL have I been for two weeks???? Oh yes. College. Cursed, cursed college.

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So, yeah. I didn’t forget that I had a blog or anything (that only happened once, I swear. No it didn’t. Or did it?) Basically, I had a mad two weeks of assignments to which I had to dedicate all of my precious time. Time I usually dedicate to blogging/lazing around. Well, I wasn’t completely honest. I had one week full of assignments and one week of recuperation, it was THAT bad. I had three essays due and a midterm exam. ALL WITHIN ONE DAY OF EACH OTHER. Am I smart? Did I start these well in advance and have them done well in advance?

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Time management in college is hard enough without my chronic procrastination. It’s safe to say that I got zero sleep last week, but through the power of sheer determination, I got everything done. Thank Christ.

This post is basically just a reminder that I haven’t disappeared, not that anyone particularly cares. But I will definitely start blogging again regularly from Monday, with a Movie Monday post I’m super excited about!

And just so this post isn’t completely pointless, I’ll do a quick currently-reading list below (I am a book blogger, after all). I’m reading three books- yes three- not because I’m a super advanced reader, but because I checked out a bunch of library books at the same time and I’m running out of time to return them 😀 😀

Lolita- Vladimir Nabokov

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This is a novel based around a middle-aged Literature professor who becomes infatuated with a young girl. I think most people know this story, or the film based on it, but it’s one of those books that has been on my to-read list for a while. What can I say so far? I absolutely hate it. I’ll have it done soon, so maybe my mind will change. I’ll have a review up, and I think it’s the controversial topic that is really turning me against it.

The Nightingale- Kristin Hannah

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This is a historical novel set in France during WW2, and it centers around two sisters who struggle to come to terms with the war. I have mixed feelings about this book, but it has stellar reviews and I feel like it’s picking up slowly. Hopefully my mind changes about it.

Queen of Shadows- Sarah J. Maas

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The fourth novel in the Throne of Glass series, we follow Caelaena’s journey into reclaiming her past. I don’t know why I keep reading this series, because in every review I complain about how much I miss the premise of the first book. But they’re fun to read so I will probably keep going with them. And I’ve literally only read three pages, so I haven’t got much to go on, but I love Maas’s writing so I’m excited.

And that’s it for this mini rant/update/currently reading post! Thanks for reading, and I’ll be back in full swing on Monday. If you’re reading/have read any of the books above and want to let me know what you think about them (no spoilers!) let me know below. Bye for now 🙂

14 thoughts on “Life Update- Still Alive: Life of a College Blogger

    1. I’m kind of on the fence about it. I like it, but there are a few things about it that aren’t sitting right with me. As a WW2 novel, it seems a little…weak? Not sure if that makes any sense! But it has gotten better towards the second half.


  1. I am experiencing the utmost packed schedule at college, too 😦

    I am so excited about you reading Lolita! Hopefully, we get to hear your thoughts about it soon 😀 . I have it sitting on my shelf, and I plan to read it in a few weeks (if things go well, that is)

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      1. I do! Life is tough sometimes, especially after graduation 😦

        But the only thing we can do is too stay strong! XD

        I believe that it is a seemingly difficult book (as least from the excerpts that I have seen), and the language used is kind of really flowery for me, which makes me feel like certain passages are dragging on for too long, too.

        Seeing it from a different perspective might help; Humbert’s thoughts about his obsession might have been flowery and ‘beautiful’ from the start, so I think the language is to be expected. Though, it might not be everyone’s cup of tea….

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  2. I really don’t like Lolita. I don’t like that it invites the reader to sympathize with the actions of the protagonist and makes them sort of voyeurs/participants and I don’t like that it appears on syllabi and people have to read it. If you only have time to read eight books in the semester, does Lolita really merit a spot? I can think of other books just as valuable and probably more so.

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