I’m writing this post early in the morning, my fingers tapping the keys as quietly as I possibly can. On the edge of my bed is small white and red box, an old bed-sheet and loose shorts spilling from the mouth. Inside it a tiny kitten, barely a week old; it had been abandoned and traumatized by nearby dogs. The poor thing has finally gone to sleep after I had held it snuggled close to my heart. I’m glad my mother was awake early enough to rescue this kitten.
What a week I’ve had! Since Monday I’ve been commuting back and forth between university and home. But I PASSED MY THESIS DEFENSE!!! If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know this already! It was a wreck of nerves but once I started there was this wonderful boost of confidence. I’m not sure what the best way would be to explain but once I got up there and started presenting my thesis – a topic I feel passionately about – it seemed like, “yes, I need you to listen and help me do something about this!”
Yesterday, I got some graduation pictures taken as well! That was definitely fun! If you guys are interested in seeing one or two, let me know!
LAST WEEK ON THE BLOG
I reviewed The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton; while I did find Walton’s writing and her worldbuilding spectacular, I wasn’t quite impressed with her characters and the plot. As part of the Top Five Tuesday weekly meme hosted by Shanah @ Bionic Bookworm, I predicted my five star reads for 2018. Finally, I ended the week with a discussion on my reasons for ratings books with three stars!
ON THE GRAM
I received two books this week for review, both of which deal with subject matters of abuse & rape culture. No Fourth River by Christine Clayfield is autobiography of child abuse and the cycle of violence. I’m quite nervous to read this book because I’m not sure how my heart will react to it.
As soon as I received Brendan Kiely’s Tradtion, I began reading the book. It’s about rape culture in private boarding schools. Although I’ll be posting my review as part of an upcoming blog tour I have to say a few things about this book. I love this book! It’s such an honest portrayal of rape culture in an academic setting. This book though focuses solely on the aforementioned, it also tackles subjects of homophobia, toxic masculinity, and how women are demonized for speak up.
OUT & ABOUT
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