Sunday, 23 July 2017

Sunday post 65; It's Monday! What are you reading? 50


The Sunday Post - a chance for a chat and a catch-up with other bloggers - is hosted by Kimba, right here: http://caffeinatedbookreviewer.com/ and It's Monday! What are you reading? is hostedy by Kathryn, here: http://bookdate.blogspot.co.nz/

Well. First off, I'm no longer a student. I woke up on Friday morning, and I just knew it wasn't the right thing, so I withdrew from my course. It means I'm back looking for work, but it feels like the right thing. And I'm not ruling out studying in the future, but I think I'll take up something that I'm more suited to, personality wise. Also I knew - even with all the help in the world - there was no way I was going to pass statistics. It's like my friend said today - there's a difference between something hard that you know you can do ultimately, and something that you can't and fundamentally? Stats is just something I can't do. Plus, I don't really think a BCom is right for me either.

So where from here? Jobseeking, and some casual work hopefully. Otherwise, I have other projects around the house I want to try and get done - mostly sorting things out and throwing out boxes and tidying DVDs.

Spawn and I went to a live wrestling show on Saturday night, there's an outfit here that does periodic events - modelled after the WWE. It was the second one we've been to, and it was a lot of fun.

What else ... not much, really. I'm STILL reading the Alexander Hamilton bio, and Tongues of Serpents by Naomi Novik. I also picked up Abroad, by Liz Jacobs and I'm hoping to have a review of that up this week.

What about you? How's your week? What are you reading?

18 comments:

  1. Glad you knew what was right for you, it can be hard to know sometimes (I remember in college I was kinda aimless for a while lol).

    Have a good week. :)

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    1. Aimless is a good description, I was just aiming in the wrong direction - lol. Thanks :)

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  2. Glad you made the right decision for you regarding studying :) Have a good week

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  3. It's always a hard decision to do, but just remember you are doing what is right for you. :) Hope you have a great week ahead.

    Jenea's Book Obsession

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    1. It was a hard decision but it definitely feels right.

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  4. I'm glad you made that decision. If you feel you can't do it, that means you shouldn't do it.

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    1. That's my thinking. I love a challenge, but with this I'd just be rolling a stone uphill everyday and that's not motivating.

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  5. It's a hard decision to make for sure, but I'm glad you were able to make the right decision for yourself. Good luck on your job hunt!

    I really need to try out Novik's Temerarie series.

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    1. Thank you! The Temeraire series is great reading - and I find it cosy as well which I love.

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  6. I just got a part time job at a local gallery — teaching art classes or assisting at classes. It's not what I want to do full time but it's perfect for me now. Stage one of the move is complete. We're out of our house and now we're trying to get it ready to put on the market. Come see what I'm reading.

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    1. That sounds awesome, congrats :)

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  7. Pulling out of studying sounds like a hard decision but ultimately the right one.

    Good luck with job hunting!

    I really need to pick up the third Temeraire book - I loved the first two!

    Hope you have a great week.

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    1. Thank you! The series is great, I enjoy it :)

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  8. Sounds like you made a good decision. I had to take statistics three times; once for my undergraduate degree, once for my Master's, and once for my Specialist degree. I did all right but it didn't get any easier the third time through. Come see my week here. Have a great week!

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    1. It feels like the right decision, thank you :)

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  9. I did not know Novik had another book out! Thanks for the heads up. I hope you are having a wonderful week. :)

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    1. There's actually nine books in the series - the last one is League of Dragons :)

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