Thursday, 7 November 2013

General Life

Everything is going pretty great at the moment. My UCAS has been sent off and I'm so happy! I have 4 emails from the unis to tell me that they've received my application which is so great but so scary! I just have to wait to see if I have offers now!
I went to college early today and got a costa with one of my closer friends which was amazing! We had a really great chat about loads of things and the christmas drinks came out today so that was super exciting! I love the Christmas drinks and food, they always taste so yummy and are absolutely perfect for this time of year. 
I'm loving college at the moment in general, we aren't getting much homework which is nice and the work is interesting and a lot of fun so I want to learn more! I'm doing my english coursework this half term, meaning I have to read and analyse a couple of books as well as the book that we are taught in class. It's so much fun getting to choose the books and question to do for my coursework - as long as it relates to identity, I can do pretty much any question I feel fits my books the best! 
Instead of choosing from the list we were given, I came up with my own question! 
To what extent do the writers of your chosen texts suggest that failure to live in the present inevitably leads to obsession and isolation? 
I think it's such a great question that fits with all three books and I'm so happy me and my teacher managed to verbalise my question after explaining to her what I wanted to say! 
My three books are: Translations by Brian Friel
Jezebel by Irene Nemirovsky 
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
If you read these, or the blurbs, they sound like they would have nothing in common but they're all fantastic for this question! I'm actually really excited to properly start my coursework now!
Sorry I'm not blogging much at the moment, there isn't much to talk about! I'll start posting some reviews of my half term purchases soon though!
Jess xx


  1. The Yellow Wallpaper is so good but kind of confusing, and also haunting! Thanks for letting me read it, I've been thinking about it a lot. I just can't get it out of my head! :) xxxx

    1. It's amazing and once you really start to think about it, there is so much behind just the words, even if it is only 15 pages long! You're welcome, everyone should read it! xxxx