Since the beginning of Covid 19 my reading has taken a downward spiral. Despite all the extra time spent at home I seem to have had less time for reading rather than more. Being naturally introverted, I initially relished the idea of having a valid excuse for staying home and thought of all the … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – Australian History
After a long summer break Bec and I are back into the world of study and I am beginning this year with double history - two history units at the same time. Up to now I have managed to avoid doing two history units at the same time. Technically, each unit/course at university level should … Continue reading Double History
It is not often I have time to sit down and enjoy a movie. We don’t watch much television. It’s probably because I refuse to pay for streaming services and there’s very little worth watching on the free to air channels. So we read or occasionally watch one of the movies or tv shows we … Continue reading Texts in Adaptation
Every semester I swear that I will be better organised and plan it all out. (it never happens) I swear that I will start early and not leave things to the last minute. (yeah, so much for that idea) I even print out the very useful planning templates from the university and put them on … Continue reading Good Intentions
March has come and gone and I cannot believe that it is April already. Where has the time gone? March turned out to be a very busy month. Since late February I have been back into the study mode and that puts a big dent in my reading progress. This semester I am studying Ethics … Continue reading March Reading Update
Studying history often gets a bad rap. It is seen just as a long dull list of dates and dead people. However, I find history really interesting. It can also be sobering, tragic and sometimes, downright horrific. But I believe that if you want to know where we are going in the future, you need … Continue reading Why Study History?
The holidays are over and it’s time to get my head back into the books. The art of being a student has changed quite remarkably since I began my first university course way back in the 80’s. In those days … We lined up for hours to enrol in subjects only to discover, … Continue reading Studying in the 21st Century
I devour books. All sorts of books: historical fiction, fantasy, crime, drama, Australian fiction and the occasional biography or memoir. For as long as I can remember, I have been an avid reader. Riding home from school on the bus, the other kids would always have to remind me that it was my stop to … Continue reading Book Devourer