An International Student of Literature in England.
The holidays aren’t over yet, and I’m already on hardcore-mode. On Saturday evening, my new Reading Text tutor emailed everybody: we have to get and read Toni Morrison’s “Beloved” by Tuesday, knowing that we don’t have time to order the book. Fortunately, I have a Kindle and started reading it as early as I could.
I wanted to read some Toni Morrison for a while and the novel seems interesting (I haven’t finished it yet), so it’s not all bad. The story, inspired by real facts, takes place after the American Civil War and focuses on a former slave and her daughter. Apparently, there’s a movie so it might be worth watching it — I’m pretty sure I will.
Lectures start tomorrow, I guess I’ll have a lot more work really soon: we’ll read about a novel per week in Literature in History, and there’ll be more in my other modules. Moreover, instead of having two essays per module (worth 50% each), we may only have one at the end of the semester which means a lot more stress. I’m still excited to start the semester and to discover more amazing books with awesome teachers!
Good luck everybody!