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Mon 17th June- Goodreads Monday #38 Across the Nightingale Floor
Wed 19th June- Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
Thu 20th June- Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag 2019
Fri 21st June- The Friday 56 & Friday Book Beginnings #50
My life/books I’ve finished
A very positive end to quite a positive week 😀 I sat my final ECDL exam on Tuesday and there were many things in it that caught me out, but I was so pleased in the end I got a pass!
These Advanced ECDL exams have been bothering me all throughout the academic year and as I mentioned other students who were on my course have had to drop out of it because it was too hard for them and they were so far behind schedule. Only two of us doing the Advanced ECDL managed to pass first time on every exam and in the end get the qualification one being me and another older lady who was also with me last academic year also. This was such a relief for both of us and the final week on the course was spent in the best way with the end of year party being really worthwhile (though I gained two pounds at slimming world this week I guess I can’t have everything and it was a party after all). I cannot really say I’ll miss this years course as I really struggled in the term after Christmas when my tutor was off sick for 7 weeks and I suffered from really low moods I don’t know if any of you recall me mentioning 😛 It was quite an unpleasant time in my life and it wasn’t anyone’s fault but the feelings I had were horrible.
In September if all goes according to plan I will be going on the Level 2 Librarian and archives course at the college library for one day a week and depending on how I manage to get my assessments done, I may have to come in for a second day. I much look forward to this new work based course that it looks like I will be using public transport to get to and from as the college bus is quite pricey for me as I’m over the age of 19 I have to pay for a college bus pass and I have a free public transport pass. I was asking my support workers what they think I should do as the course itself is quite pricey and I wonder if I should pay for a college bus pass as it’ll take me directly to and from college giving me more time in college to do my course, but if I’m only going for one day a week is it really worth it? I’ll just have to see how it goes taking the public bus.
This past week has been quite slow for me with reading as I’ve only managed to finish one book and the I’m taking forever to finish Raging Star by Moira Young, it’s not boring or anything, just putdownable if that makes sense, but I’ll try to get it finished this weekend. I’m still waiting on my Japanese inspired fantasy books but at least now they appear to be in transit so if they could come some time next week that would be the best as I’m going away next Sunday… All in all a positive end to the college course and I hope this next one will be the best to put it frankly as books and working in a library are certainly the ways I want to head in 😉
Books I’ve recently added to my TBR
The Sword of Kaigen by M.L. Wang
This appears to be a self published and highly rated Asian inspired fantasy that also appears to be quite long. I’m not put off by long fantasy books though quite the opposite and I don’t know if it’s possible for my library to get this in but it’s certainly one to look out for.
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
A quick magical realism novel that seems very popular in its genre and in my library, knowing me I will wait to see if I ever go to the Americas before picking this one up and my library seems to have many copies of this in too.
She Who Remembers by Linda Lay Shuler
Bought all this series on kindle when I realised my library couldn’t get these in. They do sound so frickin awesome tho as I have always wanted to read a good book based on Native American culture and set in more ancient times. I’m definitely saving these books for a rainy day! 😉