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.
It was my sister’s birthday this week and it was so weird because I couldn’t visit her. I couldn’t even send her a card. All I could do was talk to her on the phone and that wasn’t a great substitute for actually hugging her. I hate this lockdown situation so much.
I tried to stay productive which was difficult for the first half of the week because I had to deal with so many different problems but Thursday was the turning point of the week. On Thursday I:
- organised a skype meeting with my supervisor for the week after Easter
- made a lotus biscuit cheesecake
- annotated three primary texts and two secondary texts for the final chapter of my thesis
- started an online course about greek and roman mythology via coursera just for fun
- read OUP’s edition of Foxe’s Book of Martyrs (an abridged edition of Actes and Monuments)
It was a good day and that productivity did continue over to Friday and Saturday too.
- Book Review: Middlemarch by George Eliot
- #MonthlyWrapUp: March 2020 (+ March Favourites)
- April 2020 TBR
- Book Review: Bonfire by Krysten Ritter
- Book Review: Foxe’s Book of Martyrs by John Foxe
- Shakespeare Saturdays: Favourite Shakespeare Adaptations
Foxe’s Book of Martyrs by John Foxe – I read this on Thursday and posted a review of it on Friday. That was a quick turnaround. Foxe’s Book of Martyrs is an abridged version of Actes and Monuments and it was an interesting read, to say the least. It’s a collection of Protestant martyr narratives – most of which date to the reign of Mary I – and it was first published in 1563. It’s a topic I find fascinating so I got a lot out of the collection but it was a strange book to read for ‘fun’.
The Major Works by John Donne – This is just a collection of John Donne’s work. Surprisingly, I haven’t read much Donne beyond The Flea and some of his sermons but this is proving to be an interesting collection and I really enjoyed his Holy Sonnets. I’ve read just over 300 pages of the book so far and I’m currently reading one of his sermons from Easter Monday 1622. I should have this finished by the end of tomorrow.
Is Anybody Out There? by DPR Live – This was released about a month ago but I’ve only just got around to listening to the entire album and watching the music videos. Damn. This is amazing. I love every single song and the music videos for Legacy and Kiss Me + Neon are just gorgeous. I love that the music videos tell a story too. DPR is an amazing crew and I’m so glad they’ve released something new.
Stay safe everyone!
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