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October 2017 Recap


October has been a really great month for me. I finally got back into blogging this month and I’m so happy about it. I’ve missed blogging so much and I think I’m finally on track with my posts and my reading.

Long post ahead!


A quick bullet point list of some of the things I’ve done this month…

  • Completed my first PhD module
  • Attended a guest lecture on Early Modern Playhouses
  • Attended a workshop based on the guest lecture
  • Booked tickets to see Twelfth Night in February
  • Attended my first supervisory meeting
  • Watched The Shining with the Gothic Reading Group
  • Went to a Lee Child talk and book signing
  • Attended a Gothic Bible academic conference dressed as Wednesday Addams


Books I’ve read:

  • A New Trick to Cheat the Devil by Robert Davenport
  • Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
  • The Alchemist by Ben Jonson
  • The Plague by Albert Camus
  • All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater
  • The Restaurant and the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams
  • The Penguin Book of the Undead
  • Carrie by Stephen King
  • We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
  • The Italian by Ann Radcliffe
  • The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

Total: 11 books

Currently Reading:

  • The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
  • Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
  • The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad

Books I’ve bought:

  • All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater
  • The Restaurant and the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams
  • Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams
  • So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish by Douglas Adams
  • Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams
  • The Book of Dust by Phillip Pullman
  • Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan

Total: 7 books

November Goals:

  • Start brainstorming ideas of Gothic conference proposal
  • See Thor: Ragnarok at the cinema
  • See Justice League at the cinema
  • Complete draft for supervision meeting
  • Read 4 books
  • Post 4 book reviews

 I hope everyone has a great November!

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