This post is an opportunity to recap the past week on my blog and in my personal life. It’s also a chance to set up some goals for the upcoming week and share the music/films/TV shows/podcasts that I’ve loved this week.
Oh, this week was wonderful. I only went into university once and that was to return books to the library and I spent the rest of the week working from home. It was bliss.
I’m definitely in a festive mood too. I’ve worn questionable Christmas jumpers all week, I’ve written and sent most of my Christmas cards, I did most of the Christmas food shopping this week, and I even sang along to cheesy Christmas songs while baking. I’m not usually like this, I’m typically a bit of a Scrooge, but this year feels nice and relaxed. It’s probably because I no longer work in retail but, whatever the reason, I’m very happy that I’m feeling festive this year.
- Classics Club Spin #22
- Top Ten Tuesday: Winter TBR
- Book Review: The Plague by Albert Camus
- Book Review: Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor (Part 3)
- Visiting the Lake District: Silecroft Beach
- Shakespeare Saturdays: Winter Quotes
Christmas baking – Baking is one of my favourite things to do at this time of year. I made speculaas this week and I intended to save a lot of them for Christmas Day and Boxing Day but my nieces ate most of them when they visited yesterday! I’ll make more tomorrow along with lots of other treats.
Christmas films – I’ve been watching a lot of Christmas films this week including Home Alone, The Grinch, and The Muppet Christmas Carol. I’m going to watch A Christmas Carol (2009) later today.
The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan – I recently reviewed The Dark Prophecy and that inspired me to read the next book in the series which is The Burning Maze. I’ll have a full review up at some point in the distant future but it was a fun read.
The Fall of Icarus by Ovid (Penguin Little Black Classic) – A very short extract from Ovid’s Metamorphoses which focuses on Daedalus and Icarus. I’ve read a few different translations of this before and, although it wasn’t my favourite, it was a very simple and accessible translation.
Circe and the Cyclops by Homer (Penguin Little Black Classic) – Another very short extract of a larger text, this time from the Odyssey. I’ve just read Emily Wilson’s translation of the Odyssey and this doesn’t hold a candle to that edition. It is, however, cheap, accessible, and fun to read. It was interesting to see it separated from the wider poem too.
- Finish one book
- Post a book review
- Finish all baking: biscuits, cupcakes, cheesecake
- Wrap Christmas presents and niece’s birthday present
I hope everyone had a great week!
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