28 May 2014

Currently I'm...#4

I'm actually splitting my time between two books at the moment which is really unlike me. I'm reading Silas Marner by George Eliot for school and I'm re-reading Starter For Ten by David Nicholls just for the sake of it. I've been given a list of classics to work my way through for Advanced Higher English next year (the teacher wants us to get started on the reading before the summer holidays) so I'm trying to get into Silas Marner right now. I'm only a couple of chapters in so far and I'm struggling slightly because it's so different to what I'm used to, but I actually think I'll end up enjoying it. ^_^ As for Starter For Ten, it's my favourite book and I could read it back-to-back for the rest of time. Simple.

It really feels like all the TV shows I watch are ending simultaneously: Gogglebox is done, America's Next Top Model is done, Glee is on a stupid mid-season break in the UK, My Mad Fat Diary is done, Awkward is done, Are You The One? is done...and like, everything else is done. Luckily, Catfish has just returned for season 3 and so far, it's better than ever. :D As for YouTube, I've just been watching all my usual stuff but I did discover my love for MeowItsLucy recently so I've been marathoning her videos and thoroughly enjoying them. :3

Listening To:
An amazing band that I've recently discovered called TEAM*. They are honestly incredible and I can't believe that I've never heard them until now! For the past 3 weeks or so, I've had about 8 of their songs on repeat and I love them all. My favourites are probably Excalibur, Human War Machine and Sinking.

This is going to sound weird but I've been absolutely loving omelet with avocado and walnuts... Yes, it's an unusual combination but don't knock it until you've tried it. It's odd but delicious. :'D

My new room layout. After my exams, I decided to move my room about to disassociate my bedroom with my exam-studying (I hope that makes sense) and I'm super pleased with how it's turned out. It's a nice change. 
My album artwork wall! I'm planning to do a post all about it and how I achieved it but basically, I took the sleeves out of all of my favourite CDs, blu-tacked each individual page together in every booklet, then blu-tacked them to the wall behind my bed in a kind of mosaic. It took about 4 hours but I kept myself occupied with music and Once (my sister came in at 1am to watch it with me) and I couldn't be happier with the results. Unfortunately, I did this a week before I decided to re-arrange the furniture in my room so it didn't fit around my desk properly after the move. I did a bit of adjusting and I'm back to loving it. It's the perfect addition to my room. ^_^

Not having exams to worry about. I finished my Higher exams on the 16th of May and I couldn't be more relieved. I was getting so stressed about my exams so now that they're finally over, I can just relax and have some time away from school and studying. I'm back at school on the 9th of June but having my exams done is a massive weight off my shoulders. ^_^
Having a full-blown, very detailed, categorised blog archive! It took absolutely ages to compile but I finally have a page with links to every post I've done since 2012 (this blog was founded in August 2007 but I've deleted posts before 2010 and I only listed posts from 2012 onwards in the archive so it wouldn't take days to make). They're all in convenient categories like books, decor, fashion and beauty so you can browse this blog more easily. I hope you like it! You can see the archive HERE.
Shameless plug there. ;D 

Lots of love, Cat



  2. Oh no advanced higher English!! D: To study languages at uni I only need English at Nat 5 (although I'm doing it at Higher) which I'm pretty glad about, but good luck for it! If you enjoy English I'm sure you'll love it! ^.^ Starter For Ten is the only David Nicholls book I've not yet read but I'm super excited to buy it! Well done for finishing your exams - I still have Spanish on Friday but I'm pretty confident for it! Have a lovely day! :D x

    1. I really like English so I'm actually looking forward to sitting Advanced Higher! :D
      Starter For Ten is amazing (in my opinion) but, unfortunately, quite a few people I know haven't enjoyed it. :( I hope you love it as much as I do!
      Aww thank you! Good luck for your exams too; I'm sure you'll do brilliantly. ^_^ xx

  3. Interesting! I love English (which is probably hereditary as my Mum is an English teacher at my school) and I know that when I get to A Levels in just over a year, I definitely want to do English Literature. What else is on your reading list? I've heard of Silas Marner before but not much.
    I like the sound of how you've moved everything around. I loved your last room tour and your room looked amazing. I can't imagine how it looks now.
    Holly xx

    1. We have a compulsory list for after the summer and then a huge list of hundreds of different authors to work through over the year. The ones we need to read (and analyse and evaluate) are Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy, Silas Marner by George Eliot, Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, The Waste Land by T.S Eliot, various poetry by Emily Dickinson, Spring by Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Macbeth.
      I might do an updated room tour! ^_^ xx

    2. I've heard of a lot of those. The only one I've read is Macbeth though, and that isn't too bad.
      Yay! If you do do an updated room tour, then I'll look forward to it! I'm kind of quietly nosy, but I just like seeing how other people have their rooms in comparison to my own xx

    3. I think we're all a little bit nosey...:'D xx

  4. Love these posts! So, I just finished reading Adam Bede by George Eliot and I'm not going to lie, in the first couple of chapters I just could NOT be bothered with it, most of the characters spoke in dialect and I really didn't care .... but then all of a sudden it was amazing, I devoured the remaining 300 pages in a very short space of time and it is currently holding the status of New Favourite Book. SO DON'T GIVE UP HOPE, I'm sure Silas Marner will turn out just as good! :D

    Well done with finishing your exams .... you're so lucky though, holiday from May 16th to June 9th!!! My last two exams are tomorrow (Spanish and Art, which makes me wonder, WHY AM I ON BLOGGER RIGHT NOW ... ) and then it's back to school on Monday D:

    1. I'm so happy you like them!
      I'm going to persevere with Silas Marner - hopefully I'll end up liking it. ^_^ Good luck with your exams!! xx

  5. I just found your blog from one of Feed Me Books Now May in Review (Ruby had 5 ?s with links to blogs she has been reading and told us to pick a random one. This is my first post and I find you quite interesting (in a nonstalkerish way, I think). It's cool you've been blogging since you were 11/12ish.

    Amelia @ YA Bookologists (ya-bookologists.blogspot.com)

    1. Aw that's awesome! I'm happy you find my blog interesting. :'D
      I started blogging (on this blog; I've never moved) in August 2007 when I was 9 but I've since deleted posts from before 2010 because they gave away a bit too much about me. I'm actually approaching 7 years on this blog! ^_^ xx


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