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My life/ books I’ve finished
A bittersweet week in college! The good is I’ve managed to make some new friends in my class and finish two books in the past week 😀 The bad is this four full-day week is still getting me down and making me feel very tired, and I’m not the only one. All my friends and classmates have said they wish it would be three days a week like last academic year as a lot of them have had to cancel other commitments in order to do this course, others say they’re struggling for money and ways to get to college with all these days as they’ve had to cut down on their job hours. 😛 Our class representatives have brought up these matters in their meetings with the staff of the college but our tutor has told us that she’d be VERY surprised if things did change because as far as she knows the college has had a funding boom with decisions from higher management being made and it pretty much looks like things are set in stone in terms of hours and days.
I should also add that it very much looks like the college doesn’t know what to do with us for these four full days because for all of Tuesday afternoon we’re with a teacher who doesn’t fully understand the work we do (a substitute) and told to just get on with “whatever needs doing”. Also on Wednesday we’re sent to the library to just read for an hour and a quarter (this doesn’t really effect me because if they ended the day at that time I would have gone to the library anyway as I need to wait until 5pm every day to catch the college bus home) which my classmates find absolutely ridiculous. So yeah… even my support worker can see they’re trying desperately to fill in all this extra time and she also thinks and I agree, that this money could be better spent trying to develop understandings of autism in colleges and funding towards classroom support assistants which there is still no sign of in our class.
I don’t want to complain too much so I try to remind myself of the positive things about my predicament. One is my college bus journey is just over half an hour whilst for others in my class and around the college it can be over an hour. Another thing is I’ve got to be thankful that there are not too many people on my bus as on other buses there have been rumours of drivers refusing access to people because the bus is too full, apparently this has been going on for a long time and also there have been reports of bullying on the buses that some of my classmates go on. Our tutor said she’d do whatever she could to sort these out and hopefully she will, but I have got to appreciate that I am lucky and that this course will pay off in the long run. My support worker does agree that at the moment it’s hard to be positive but she’s sure we can all fall into a good routine once we all get used to these days. I’m sorry if I sounded really depressing back there, but I just felt I needed to get that all off my chest 🙂
Books I’ve recently added to my TBR
The Lantern’s Ember by Colleen Houck
Even though I know this book is nothing like Ms Houck’s Tiger’s saga and I’ve only read the first book of that series, but still that’s enough to make me drawn to anything this author writes. Love the cover too…
Idlewild by Nick Sagan
From what other reviews say this is supposed to be very similar to the matrix in some ways. Does that mean it’s philosophical and thought-provoking too? Only time will tell I guess.
Triskellion by Will Peterson
There’s very little I know about this series and at the moment I’d like to keep it that way because sometimes the best way to enjoy a book is to go into it more or less blind and I feel this is one of those books. I’ve seen these books advertised in my library so now I just need to find the time to read which I don’t think will be soon unfortunately as I’ve got to whittle down my current library tbr at the moment before I can order any more (my support worker says) 😛