Thursday, September 26, 2013

Trying to come back...

First things first: Have you seen the way my blog looks now? How different and beautiful it is? And particularly, the lovely banner on the top? My very own sister Stephanie did it all! There are still a few things to tweak, but I'm excited with the way it's turning out!

Now for the less exciting stuff. I was doing SO WELL at posting nearly every day, and then all of a sudden I hit a bump and I don't post at all. And I'm falling completely behind at reading all of your beautiful blogs, too. Funny how that started happening right after the post about blogger fatigue.

School is taking up a lot of my time, of course. And this semester, all of my classes are turning out absolutely fantastic. I'm not even being sarcastic. I love every single one of my classes. Since three of them are English classes, I've naturally been reading a lot. Here are some of the things I've read so far:

Masterpieces of World Literature: The Epic of Gilgamesh, Oedipus the King
18th Century British Literature: The Country Wife, All for Love (Antony and Cleopatra), and I started Pamela (lucky me)
Victorian Literature: Lots of rousing essays and poems by John Ruskin, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning, Thomas Carlyle, and others

Sounds wildly exciting, right? You just can't wait to read what I have to say about the Epic of Gilgamesh, right?

Yeah, okay, these things are fun to discuss in class, but I honestly don't have a lot to say about them here on the blog. I would pretty much never read any of these things on my own time.

But, that's what I thought earlier this year, in spring term. That's the exact same thing that kept me from posting about all the great stuff I was reading back then, and then I regretted it. So, that's not going to happen again! Now that I've had a bit of a break to get my bearings and figure out this semester, I'm going to come back to the blog. Of course, I won't write about everything I read... I'll stick to the (relatively) interesting stuff. Then, if you studied literature in college, you can take a walk down memory lane. Or if you didn't, you can now know exactly what it's like. (Snort.)

Sorry this was such a short and dull post. I just needed to write about my plans to get myself motivated, you know? See you again soon!


  1. Oh, I love your new look! It's gorgeous!! And yes, I want to discuss Gilgamesh.

  2. Oh, the same here... I've also been in a blogging slump because of the beginning of the semester at the Uni. I'd love to hear what you think about Gilgamesh. I read it two years ago and I think it was very amazing and philosophical. And I like your new blog design!

    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one! And I guess I'll just have to write about Gilgamesh now. :) Thanks!

  3. Gilgamesh is great! I read part of it for an Ancient Near East history class back in college, and read the whole synopsis. I think I have a copy somewhere around here.

    And I LOVE the Brownings! Robert is one of my favorite favorite favorite poets -- his "Porphyria's Lover" makes me laugh so hard! Fantastic stuff. "My Last Duchess" also amuses me so much, and has one of my favorite lines ever, "She had a heart too soon made glad." Kind of describes me a lot.

    Also, new header is cool!