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An update.

Hey guys. It’s been a while, huh? This is just an update letting you know that the review of Master and Commander is going to be a while in coming, for several reasons that I will now spell out for you:

  1. This is the period before I hand in my dissertations, as well as a few other essays, so I am a tad busy. 
  2. Any time not spent writing is being spent at work experience. 
  3. After all the writing is done, it’s prep for exams. 
  4. When I was being picked up to go back home with the parents, I accidentally forgot to pack Master and Commander, so even if I did have the time, I don’t actually have it here with me. 
  5. Master and Commander is kind of a slow read anyway. I’m struggling with the terminology. 
I’m really sorry for the delay, as I can’t see any new content being uploaded until the end of April at the very earliest (and even that’s a stretch). I was thinking of jazzing up my layout though, so you have that to look forward to instead? 
Afterwards, I’ll probably have more time for reading though, so the updates should come faster at the very least. 
Signing off, 

A quick update

Hey guys, it’s been a while since I updated this, huh? I noticed how long it’s been since I wrote anything for this, so I figured that I owed you an explanation as to where I’ve been and how I’m getting on with How the Dead Live.
In terms of what I’ve been doing, it’s been the month of essay writing for uni. I’ve hardly stopped for weeks. I am getting to the end of them though, so there should be more activity from me very shortly. As for the book, I’m getting there, slowly but surely. I imagine that I’ll finish it over the next week or so. Hopefully.
Sorry about the long silence there, but things will be catching up soon, I promise.

Signing out,

A note about updates this month

As some of you will no doubt already know, NaNoWriMo starts today. NaNoWriMo, for those currently baffled by that last sentence, is short for National Novel Writing Month, a challenge where people aim to write a 50k word novel during the month of November. This is my first year taking part. Hence I shall probably not be reading quite as much as I would normally do (which is variable anyway, but I digress). So for those of you eagerly awaiting a new review (very few, I know) they will be much scarcer this month. Sorry about that.

In any case, wish me luck!

Signing off,

An unexpected absence

Hi guys, this is just a note to let you know that my computer decided quite by chance to have the mother of all fits and break on me, so I shan’t be able to post reviews for a little while yet. If you’re wondering why I have internet access, my housemate is letting me borrow her laptop. As for progress, I’ve finished and written a review for Emma Donoghue’s Room, but will not be posting it just yet as that is probably taking the laptop owner’s generosity a bit too far considering the time I’ll need to copy it up. So, until another time, when I have no more stupid computer worries like I do at this very instant.

Signing off,

Another spell away without internet

Moving in to my new house near my university for a couple weeks, because I’ve got work experience up in London (in the Orion Publishing House, which I’m absolutely ecstatic about). Unfortunately, because we’ve only just started the actual renting part, we have no Internet. This means that I’ll employ a similar system as I did while I was on holiday, writing the reviews as I finish the books that I’m on, then posting them as soon as I get an Internet connection again.

Signing off,

A week away with the family

This is just a quick post to let people know (those who are following me on here in any case) that I shall be going on holiday tomorrow, where there is no Internet connection. In the meantime I shall continue my reading as normal, writing up reviews as I finish a particular novel and posting them after I return to civilisation. Lolita is nearing its end, so there will almost definitely be a review of that posted when I get back. That is so long as I’m not totally over-run by the blogs that I follow (a distinct possibility).

Signing off,

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