I’ve finally finished my Master’s thesis (well, a week ago, but I haven’t stopped being busy since and the boyfriend had an operation, so …) and that means I’ve finished my degree!

Me and my thesis: physical proof

Vital statistics: 200+ pages, 100+ illustrations, 130 books in the bibliography. (Can you tell I’m a little proud of how chunky this is, even if the contents are rubbish!!)

The best part is that I have nearly 2 months left in Oxford now and (technically) nothing to do! (Although I’ve successfully filled my time with museum stuff, performances and jetting off to London).

This means that I can finally attack my delicious book-pile. I’ve been stockpiling these beauties for the past couple of months …



I’ve started reading Dance with Dragons: After the Feast already, and I’ve been waiting patiently until after exams to get to that one. (Really enjoying the Song of Ice and Fire series, but I’ve been rationing these books as the next one won’t be out for a while).

Next up will be finishing The Last September. I have no idea what this is. Someone leant it to me about 10 years ago. I think this means it’s now mine … so I should probably read the thing.

A friend has leant me Snuff. I love reading Terry Pratchett, so it’ll be nice to read another of his books..

The Dark is Rising sequence was a favourite childhood series that I remember absolutely loving, even though I only read it once. I found all of the books in a charity shop for £2 and thought that was a good enough bargain 🙂

I read His Dark Materials trilogy back in 2000 when I was probably too young to understand it all. Another charity shop win at £2 a book.

Finally the next Kathy Reichs book: Death Du Jour. I’ve already read Déja Dead, so thought I would give the next book the benefit of the doubt. If I don’t enjoy it then I probably won’t be bothering with any more of the books. (£1.50 from a charity shop).

So, do you think that’s enough to keep me going for the next few weeks?


4 thoughts on “FREEDOM

  1. Yay for freedom reading! My last deadline of the week is Friday morning, so I always spend Friday afternoon catching up on books 🙂
    I’ve always wanted to read The Dark is Rising, do you think I’d still enjoy it now?

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