Monday, 6 July 2009
Posted by Sarah Pellew
I went into town today and found myself wandering around the book sections of charity shops. I ended up buying £25 worth of books for my course for just under £6. They are study guides and a cool book on the "Wicked Wit of Jane Austen" that I couldn't resist!I also bought 3 of my course books and ordered a 4th.
So now I have... Pride and Prejudice, Othello and As you like it... with Great Expectations on order. I have started reading Othello,plus the book on Jane Austen's humour. I want to get myself immersed in as much as I can before the course begins in October.
The other books are cool too, but will have to wait before I can buy them. They include: Frankenstein, Fathers and Sons, Henry V, and the poetry of Wordsworth, Shelley, Blake, Christina Rossetti and Emily Dickinson.
What was wonderful today was being able to tell my friend GB1 about the course. She has just qualified as a teacher and I am so proud of her. She has had the most difficult year imaginable, but has kept going through it all and has qualified after everything. She was one of the people who inspired me to do this and her reaction to the news that I had booked myself onto this course was lovely.
She was so enthusiastic and interested. It made my day!! I haven't told many people about it, mainly because people like my Mum, for example, just don't "get it". I have only told a select few who I know will enthuse. I would rather this than tell someone about this thing that means so much to me and hear the boredom in their voice. Trust me... there are people like this!
Anyway... I really must go to bed... time is passing quickly and I need to sleep! All in all I am so excited about this. I just hope I can do it. The last time I wrote an essay was 24 years ago!!