Friday, August 26, 2011

Goodbye, Summer!

Wow, where has the time gone?! It feels like just yesterday I was updating here regularly, enjoying my summer reading, and then... nothing. For those who have been looking for something here, I apologize for the disappearing act! But, in my defense, my thesis and master's comprehensive exams (which I passed!!) sort of crept up on me and everything else fell by the wayside. I spent the whole summer studying and writing, and everything else sort of took a hit. Including this blog, which had at the early part of the summer truly been my refuge.

All that said, it would be a bit hard to update at the moment because I haven't had much time to read anything you would be interested in hearing about. I will be posting a review for the classic Gothic novel, The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe, but it will probably be done in parts. There's no way I can talk about a 700 pages novel of that caliber in one sitting. So, look for that in the near future.

Oh, I'm also reading the Twilight Saga this summer, as master's thesis research, and you can believe I have something to say about that. I'll probably be posting a review for Stephanie Meyer's Twilight, soon, as well. I cannot believe I didn't read these books before, but let me say, there are moments I really felt let down. I'll get to that in the reviews, which might also come in parts, because I have quite a lot to say, and that series is a lot of pages.

For now, I'm on the lookout for anything and everything having to do with the Hunger Games movie, as I adored that series. I may also look for a moment or two to re-read it, but there're so many great books on my reading list that I'm not sure where the time would come from. Otherwise, I'm working on a great romance novel, review forthcoming.

Finally, a new semester is about to begin Monday and with it comes a totally new experience for me. My first semester as GTA, rather than just GA begins, and that "T" in GTA means I'll be teaching. While I taught basic writing last semester, this semester I'm jumping into Introduction to College Composition with two sections and 50 students! It's going to be a blast, and while I'm a little bit scared, I'm also really thrilled to be getting this opportunity. So, my chances to read might be limited by the overabundance of grading that comes along with having 50 students!

I'll be sure to update this blog at every opportunity. Thanks for hanging in there with me, hiatus and all!!


  1. Good luck this semester! I can't believe summer is over either. At least it will always come back!

    Also, I’m a new follower—wonderful blog! Stop by my blog and follow me too? :)

  2. I know, summer went so quickly. Bring on next summer! Love your blog, by the way.

    Jessica from Booked Up!

    :) xxx