The Life of an English Major

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Hey Lovebugs, I know it’s been a while since my last post, but I certainly haven’t forgotten about you. If you haven’t heard it before, you’re going to hear it now. I’ve added English as my second major, which is honestly super fitting for me but… also super stressful.

So you may have noticed I haven’t had any recent book reviews up, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading. Trust me, I’ve been reading.

My African American Lit class has us reading 20 to 30 pages out of our textbook every week. I just finished reading three books for my Intro to Lit class and we’re currently working on our fourth. This semester is definitely not what I’m used to.

It feels so weird being away for so long, so here’s some of what I’ve been reading these past few months:

Intro to Lit

[Insert] Boy by Danez Smith

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Kindred by Octavia Butler

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Beloved by Toni Morrison

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And coming up:

Fun House by Alison Bechdel

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African American Lit

The Norton Anthology of African American Literature
Third Edition
Volumes 1 and 2

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We’ve read several essays, short stories, and plays from this anthology. It has been quite the wild ride.

Sula by Toni Morrison

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Up Next:

Platitudes by Trey Ellis

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That’s all in terms of what I’ve been reading for my classes. I tried fitting in pleasure reading, but it’s been tough between classes and work. I’m looking forward to winter break to see what comes out of that.

How was your week?

What are you currently reading?

Are you looking forward to Thanksgiving?

Down the TBR Hole #10

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We hit double digits! That also means that today will mark fifty books that have been put to the test. Let’s see how they fair.

This week, we’re tackling the rest of the classics that I hadn’t gotten to. In all honesty, I haven’t read that many classics. Of the ones I have read, my personal favorite classics are To Kill a Mockingbird, Things Fall Apart, and Animal Farm.

The Rules

  •  1. Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  •  2. Order on ascending date added.
  •  3. Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books.
  •  4. Read the synopsis of the books.
  •  5. Time to Decide: keep it or should it go
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Down the TBR Hole #9

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I’ve been riding this train for over two months now, no reason to end it now. Make sure to check out last week’s DTH if you missed it.

The Rules

  •  1. Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  •  2. Order on ascending date added.
  •  3. Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books.
  •  4. Read the synopsis of the books.
  •  5. Time to Decide: keep it or should it go
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Top 5 Tuesday | Top 5 favourite booktube channels!

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Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely Shannah of Bionic Book Worm. It’s all good vibes and good times and if you’re on the fence about joining, just try it out!

Booktube is what got me into the world of bookblogging oh so many years ago. Though, I don’t keep up with the videos now, booktube will always hold a special place in my heart.

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