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Time moves so slowly...

Reading Great Expectations at the mo, which is excellent (I adore Dickens' characterisation - but then, who doesn't?), and I've also got Bleak House on my list, so I'm going through a real Dickens phase. I'm probably also going to end up watching the 2004 TV adaptation of Bleak House for like, the tenth time since I got it. I'm really trying to get a move on with University reading. Sheffield hasn't specified a set list but I'd like to get some more classics under my belt; novels like The Picture of Dorian Gray and Vanity Fair are on my list, as well as Animal Farm. I also bought a book entitled An Introduction to Literary Criticism and Theory recently, and it looks verreh sexeh so I'm looking forward to scrutinising that more closely. I'm sadly neglecting any History research right now, but I just don't have the effort to plunge into Eric Hobsbawm's On History.

The community play is going okay; I was rehearsing both Saturday and Sunday, and the latter day we spent at the outdoor theatre where we'll be performing. That was fun, as I helped out with the directing and we blocked all of act one. However we didn't do act two, and I don't think anyone knows what we're doing for that, which is bad because we're performing in less than two weeks. :o Also the band couldn't be there because there's a stupid law about having to be licensed if you want to play in a public place on a Sunday. Silly, outdated law.

I saw some really nice shoes today in Liskeard, but I'm going to buy them next month because I've already run over this month's budget. I don't know how that happened. Well I do. I went to the cinema and bought two more series of The X Files. But in my defence I also paid Mum the money I owed her and bought some books for uni.

What is it with The X Files that you have to watch more than one episode a day? So addictive! I'm on Series 5 now and it's taken all of a couple of months to get this far. I watched Chinga last night - it was bloody and grim and pretty cool, having been written by Stephen King. And awww, Mulder with his pencils. That man is adorable. I'm adamant that I won't buy the next series until next month though. Need to save money, especially because Ruby's coming to visit and we shall need money to buy alcohol.


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May. 30th, 2009 04:18 am (UTC)
Ooooh, you have some excellent books on your list. :D

Good luck with the play! I know just how it is to have so little time left and to be so unprepared. *_*
May. 30th, 2009 11:38 am (UTC)
I know! I'm especially looking forward to Bleak House, but wow, is it a large book. Although I heard you're reading Les Mis atm, and I can imagine that's pretty epic! (I should get round to reading that too, at some point.)

Thank you! We are having rehearsals every day now until the first production date, and I think we might be okay. There are things to sharpen up on, like the singing, but I'm more confident with scene transitions etc. now, and people seem to know more about what they're doing! It's a bit scary though because we're on in less than a week. O____O
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