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A Literary Reflection on First Year

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Ah, September. We meet again.

This time last year I was getting ready to start my first year at university studying Comparative Literature and French, full of excitement and nerves. Here I am in almost the exact same position except for the daunting prospect of second year ahead where everything actually counts towards my degree. First year was just a practice run.




So, as my second year fast approaches, I thought why not reflect on the Comparative Literature part of my degree and talk about my favourite books I studied this year. Think of it as a whistle-stop ride through BA Comparative Literature - the ones worth reading from the modules I studied.

First up:

Childhood and Adolescence in Modern Fiction

I chose this module on the basis that I recognised a couple of books on the reading list. I thought I'd treat myself by choosing a relatively easy module to begin with so to not stress me out too much on top of the whole university experience.

'Childhood and Adolescence in Modern…

REVIEW: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

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First thoughts

I asked for The Maze Runner for Christmas years ago and it has been sitting on my bookshelf ever since. I'm not sure why but I never picked it up until now. I had just finished The Night Circus and didn't have enough money to buy a brand new book so I decided to finally read it.

I probably should have read it when I received it, I would have liked it a lot more back then.

Good bits

The Maze Runner's main selling point was that fans of The Hunger Games would like it. Personally I disagree with that method but hey ho, I guess it worked. I never finished The Hunger Games, I only read the first few chapters or so which is probably why I thought the story line for The Maze Runner was really cool. If I had read The Hunger Games before, I would have probably thought it was a massive rip off. Nevertheless, The Maze Runner was something I had never come across before so I was automatically sucked into the story.

One thing I noticed straight away was that the descriptiv…

Mystery Blogger Award

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Sam @ Tsundoku has kindly nominated me for the Mystery Blogger Award. Thank you, Sam! This award was originally created by Okoto Enigmas Blog to create a new community for bloggers which I'm totally for.

Okay, now lets actually do the tag.

Rules
Put the award logo/image on your blogThank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blogMention the creator of the award and provide a link as wellList the rulesTell your readers 3 things about yourselfShare a link to your best post(s)Answer the 5 questions set to you by the person who nominated youNominate 10 - 20 peopleAsk your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with at least one weird or funny questionNotify your nominees by commenting on their blogThree things about me
I think it's safe to say that 'I love books' is pretty obvious, so I'll try to include other things. I bake a lot Within the last 5 or 10 years or so I have started to really enjoy baking all sorts of stuff for fun. Just recently I decided to …

Bethany's bookshelf: currently-reading

The Martian
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Germinal
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