The Sunday Post 27/09/15
The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba from The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
Hi all! My week was relatively eventful, with both a board game night (very fun) and my graduation ceremony! It felt so weird to be back at my old university and seeing all my class mates, and having the realization that I probably won’t ever go there again. The ceremony was great apart from the fact that for a crazy ten minutes we thought they had forgotten me – they called people in alphabetical order, and I wasn’t in there!
Turns out, they kept everyone who graduated with distinction or cum laude for last. Guess who didn’t realize she was graduating with distinction?
Yup. That was me.
Apart from that nerve-wrecking moment, it all went smoothly, and we went out for Greek food after (which was delicious). I’m having a bit of a struggle to get back into my coursework at the moment, because I feel like I should be celebrating rather than doing boring assignments.
Picture of the week on Instagram
This week on Nyx Book Reviews
Some people always read books by the same author – I’m not one of those people. In this week’s discussion I think about why I don’t stick to authors much and the consequences of this.
Read this week
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Six Other Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald 3.5☆ – I’ve been reading this collection of short stories for a very long time, simply because the quality of some of them is not so great. Some others are absolutely brilliant though, including the titular Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Fitzgerald was very much a writer describing the time he lived in, so if you want some interesting stories peppered with critique on the 1920, I highly recommend him
- What is Cultural History? by Peter Burke 4☆ – I’m doing a master’s degree in Cultural History, so I thought it would be a good idea to read a textbook on my own discipline, since my teachers assume I already know all of this. I’m glad I picked this book, it gave me a nice overview of the field with plenty of recommendations for further reading
How was your week?