Great Expectations

Main Study station for 'Introduction to American Literature'

So, after the assignments and exams of January, (let’s not hold our breath, okay) I have started Semester 2 of the second year of my degree.

This semester I am studying Literature and Society (1850-1930) and Renaissance Literature as my English modules, and Philosophy of Mind as my minor Philosophy module.

There wasn’t a huge choice of English modules and these ones are going to be challenging, especially the Renaissance one. (Help me!) I’m already missing my Creative Writing module of semester 1.

However, I am heartened by new stationary to write on and neatly underline in red for the mean time, the fact that I have already read ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ and all the interesting books and lecturers that I will come across in the next twelve weeks or so.

The first book we are studying for Literature and Society is Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. It’s the first Dickens book that I have ever read and perhaps it’s a good omen for the new start!

Hello world!

Hello world indeed!

I finally made a blog. I am equally hopeful and nervous about this often-wondered-about step. I want to write and I think a blog is a decent opportunity to do that. I am planning on thoughts and ideas and stuff about reading and writing. I have been inspired by writers who’s blogs (mostly blog followers) have been a great help in their writing career/getting published. I am in awe of these people.

Me aged about four, excited for life- bring on the blog!

Thank you, WordPress, for the snazzy new blog and tools. Everything looks great and will definitely take me a while to get used to.

I said a quick prayer before I clicked that ‘sign up’ button- that this blog will be a positive

and beneficial thing to you and me, world, as the promising year 2011 starts to gain momentum…