Where has the month gone? One minute it’s the end of September and now it’s the end of October!
(I got these animated gifs (this and others I’ve used in two other posts) from LJ but I don’t know who the original maker was; if you’re that person, just comment and I’ll credit you—thanks!)
01. So I blitzed through the entire month reading books and cleaning my room, which means a) posted some book reviews, b) reorganised my bookshelves (which were a mess before, with books on my desk, in my closet and sort of on the floor) and c) still have not posted up photos from my vacation (though you can see a few over at my shiny new photoblog).
02. The slow reorganisation of my website continues: if you type in the url to my website (www.rulethewaves.net), you will be instantly redirected here to this blog rather than to an index page. I decided that since this blog is used more often than the other segments of my website, it should be brought to the fore. If you scroll down, on the first column menu, you will see a heading entitled “rulethewaves.net”. Here you will find the links to the other subsections of my website, such as the personal gallery and the photoblog.
03. Next month is going to interesting; as I mentioned a few weeks ago, I’m going to be particpating in NaNoWriMo for the first time! The event starts on Tuesday, and I’m pretty much geared up and ready to go. Thanks to a conversation I had with my brother earlier, my general plot has shifted a bit and has been become rather exciting so we’ll see how it goes! So that means I probably won’t be reading as crazy much as I was this past month but you never know, I have a tendency of reading novels when I should be typing away! I’ll post updates here and there over here, we’ll see. By the way, if you’re interested in adding me over there, this is me; just let me know who you are when you add me ^_~
Ciao! *waves* So it’s been a while since I’ve made an entry here that’s not book-related in any way, lol. So here’s the deal: I’ve completed my M.A. program—
(I actually finished late last month, when I blitzed my thesis defence and my Russian translation exam in one day—not advisable, by the way)
So what does this mean? Aside from the inescapable doom of facing a highly uncertain job market (which I will not continue on about as I prepare my cover letters simultaneously), this means that I have time now to blog and update to my heart’s content. My website hasn’t been properly updated since…oh, maybe January of this year? I have plans to do some major overhauling of the content across the board (here, my photo blog, my art site), which started with updating the layout of my blog here! Yup, as you can see, I’ve switched themes over here. I wasn’t planning on it initially but something was acting up on the main page of the old layout that was bothering me to no end so I switched themes today. I like the colours on this layout so yeah, expect this one to stick around for a while (until another layout catches my fancy, lol).
Additionally, you’re going to be hearing a lot about upcoming creative projects in the coming weeks (depending on how busy it gets on the RL side—I’m planning on taking some Italian classes next month, which will keep me on some academic mindset, while continuing the said job hunt), projects that were postponed during the summer due to thesis-writing. To give a hint, it’s mainly photography—starting with posting up pictures from my recent trip (despite being home for the past week now, I still haven’t gone through the photos).
Also, you’ll be hearing about my foray into NaNoWriMo! This is the first year that I’m actually free to participate in the event since I have no essays or deadlines to worry about. I sort of have a story idea to work with for this project (for a while there I was panicking because I had no story idea to work with) so it should be interesting to see where the journey takes me =P So yeah, this blog will be used to update everyone (and myself) with the contest.
And that’s about it and my ramblings about this website and my plans in the coming weeks for it =) Talk to you all real soon =D
I was awarded this lovely blogger award by Zakiya LadyWings @ Butterfly Feet Walking on Books earlier this week. Thank you soooooooo much, that was very thoughtful of you and I really appreciate it =) It’s also my first blogger award so that’s pretty cool too =D
When accepting this award, you are asked to:
1) Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award. (done)
2) Share 7 things about yourself.
3) Pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic for whatever reason! (In no particular order…)
4) Contact the bloggers you’ve picked and let them know about the award.
Okay, 7 facts about myself:
01) Been reading quite a spectrum of books these days, from classical literature to general fiction to historical fiction and historical non-fiction but my roots lie in science fiction and fantasy. Grew up to Star Trek novelisations, J.R.R. Tolkien, Tad Williams, Frank Herbert and company =)
02) When I started my undergrad, I wanted to specialise in British history and international relations. When I graduated from my undergrad, I specialised in Russian & Soviet history and identity politics
03) My birthday usually falls a week before (Canadian) Thanksgiving
04) I’m left-handed
05) I presently own 5 pairs of Converse sneakers (soon to be 4 because one of them has been beaten up pretty badly from walking across Europe, lol)
06) I love coffee. No, really =P
07) I recently realised how attached I am to my email. My internet connection can be crappy (and it has had its ups and downs since September) but as long as I can check my accounts, I’m good, lol.
And the fifteen blogs I pass this blog along to:
02) Reid’s Readings
03) The Book Coop
04) The Crowded Leaf
05) The Perpetual Page-Turner
06) The Book Whisperer
07) The Bluestocking Guide
08) The Bookish Snob
09) Escape Between the Pages
10) Everything Distils Into Reading
11) The Literary Lollipop
12) Fluidity of Time
13) Christina Reads
15) Explorations, Reflections, and Meditations
Congratulations to all the winners! =)