In case anyone ever reads this, I suppose I should explain who I am and what the hell I'm doing.
My name is Sophie. At the time of writing this I am 20 years old and sitting in my bed in my rented house in Bangor, North Wales, UK. I am here, in Bangor, because I go to university here, and am in my second year as a Religious Studies undergraduate student. It is May 11th and my first summer exam is in 3 days. This is why I am here, writing this, and avoiding revision.
I am not Welsh myself, I am from England, just outside London. I have a mother and a father, and older sister, a younger brother and two cats. I feel like I'm doing an, admittedly basic, french exam, as I'm pretty much delivering what I had to say all those years ago in my GCSE French oral exam. Okay so it wasn't many years ago, but it certainly seems so to me. I certainly can't remember much French, which just speaks volumes of the education I received. Well, just my incompetence of memory really.
The reason why I have started this blog, is because I want to start documenting what I'm doing with my life. This summer I have a few thing happening, which I hope to remember for quite some time. On June 2nd I'm going to Ireland to see one of my school friends who I haven't seen for about a year, which I'm really looking forward to. This summer I also want to try my hand at crafts. This may sound odd, but I really am an older women at heart. I've made cushions and purses in the past, but I want to try my hand at making a quilt. Now I know this is going to be hard, especially as I can't work out the modern technologies of electronic sewing machines (I've always used my Nana's old sewing machine which is hand powered.). But I want to try nonetheless, and trying doesn't harm anyone.
Secondly, I really want to race ahead in my New Years resolution. In January I decided that I wanted to read 50 books this year, cover to cover. So far I'm not doing too well. This is because when I have work on I get distracted, so I can't read for pleasure as much as I'd want to. Here is what I've read so far:
Walt Whitman – Song of Myself
David Boring – Daniel Clowes
Ghost World – Daniel Clowes
Marmalade Boy 4
Marmalade Boy 7
Marmalade Boy 8
The Stars' Tennis Balls – Stephen Fry
Join Me – Danny Wallace
Love Hina 3
Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
Shin Chan Manga 2
Your And My Secret 1
Happy Hustle High 1
Happy Hustle High 2
Hot Gimmick 1
Hot Gimmick 2
Yes Man – Danny Wallace
Hot Gimmick 3
The Food Revolution – John Robbins
Hot Gimmick 4
Hot Gimmick 5
Ice Haven - Daniel Clowes
Hot Gimmick 6
Shin Chan 3
However this isn't great. I don't consider Manga and Graphic Novels to count in this task, so really I've read, cover to cover, 6 proper books.
The 19 Mangas and 3 Graphic Novels don't count. So as you can see, I have a while to go. I'm currently on my 7th book, "Scoop" by Evelyn Waugh. I love his work, I'm currently on page 109/222.
I guess I'll leave this post here. I've gone on a lot. I'll write back soon.
Sophie Made Of Stars