September Wrap Up/October TBR

Buckle up and get ready. This post may get lengthy (but it’s sectioned into parts so you can skip over whatever you want!!!!)

I’m almost halfway through my last fall quarter of school. Yes, the count down to college commencement has begun and I’m not ready. I may also be writing this post to avoid some homework that’s already looming over me. Do as I say, not as I do fellow kiddos.


 

Bookshelf Review

Anyway, I moved into my apartment and Way Basics, this super cool company that makes an assortment of eco-friendly and easy to assemble bookshelves, book cases, shelving units (and so much more!) was kind enough to send me a shelf!

It was really easy to put together and I’m all about saving the environment, so that was an added bonus. I didn’t even need any tools to put it together and it looks gorgeous in my apartment (though, I wish I had more books to put on it at the moment. I think an order to Amazon is imminent).

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In summation: Way Basics not only has eco-friendly products that make you feel good, but they look good too!

You can find out more about them on their Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!


Dissertation Update

I’ve talked about my senior thesis/dissertation 1000 times on Twitter (mostly panic induced tweets or my attempt at aesthetically pleasing photos of all the tabs I did, which you can see more of on my Instagram). If you don’t know though, I’m going to be examining A Court of Thorns and Roses and A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas.

You can read all the FAQ’s here but for right now, my thesis will pretty much cover:

Examining retold fairytales from a critical feminist perspective with an emphasis on race, identity and gender roles in the novels A Court of Thorns and Roses and A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas.

As I said on Tumblr, I’m working on a title for it, because that huge chunk up there is way too long, but that’s what I have so far! There’s so many interesting dynamics throughout both novels that can be explored but for now race, identity, and gender roles are my main focal points (through a feminist lens). I’m working with the original Beauty and the Beast text and the Disney film to compare, contrast, and critique ACOTAR/ACOMAF. It’s going to be a challenge but I already have my first deadline completed so that’s good news!


What I Read in September

So what did I read in the month of September? Good question, that’s so nice of you to ask. Here we go:

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Fight Club 2 by Chuck Palahniuk: 3/5 stars (Review)

Paper Princess by Erin Watt: 4/5 stars (Review to come!)

I, Me, Mine by George Harrison: 5/5 stars (duh. You all know how much I love Joj. If you follow me on Tumblr…sorry)

Orality and Literacy by Walter J. Ong: 1/5 stars (required reading)

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson: 4/5 stars (This was awesome! Can’t wait to meet her in a few weeks!)

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas: 5/5 stars (I’m working on my review! I promise!)


October TBR

Since I’m doing tons of reading for my dissertation, I’m going to attempt to read these this month (but we’ll see if that actually happens). And some of these I’m already in the middle of:

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What are you reading this month? Drop me a comment!

6 Comment

  1. That book shelf is so cute. I might have to look into one of those. I also whole heartedly approve of your TBR 😉

    1. YEAH. HOPEFULLY I’LL FINISH IT THIS TIME.

  2. Looks like you already have your title! Race, Gender, and Identity in Retellings Through a Feminist Lens. BOOM. You are welcome. 🙂

    Your bookshelf is cute. I like the feet, actually. They have a slight design to them and aren’t just straight table leg style.

    1. HAHAH “BOOM” I love it! And thanks!

  3. I read The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson and enjoyed it for the most part, I’ll have to check out Chains!
    Also, Eleanor & Park is one of my favorites, if not my #1 favorite so I have high hopes you’ll enjoy it too!
    I wanna read Heir of Fire this month too!!!! Totally twinning.
    And I’m reading Scarlet by Marissa Meyer now and LOVED Cinder, so that is also exciting.
    I’ve been wanting to read Chuck Palahniuk’/ books for a while, maybe I’ll start those soon? 🙂
    Ok I’ll end this long comment now hehe <3
    -xobrandilarissa

    1. I always, ALWAYS recommend Fight Club. It will definitely screw with your mind! I’m so glad to hear that about Eleanor and Park! Now I really hope I’ll get to it so we can fangirl together haha!

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