Hello lovely booklovers!
How are you? Welcome to the Weekend Coffee Share, a blog hop by the lovely Diana over at Part Time Monster. Every weekend we get together for virtual coffees and a little casual chat. How has this past week been for you?
I know I couldn’t join last week. I finally completed my research proposal last weekend – the topic had practically been approved and everything had been discussed with my professor previously but I still had to submit a research proposal – and now I’m concentrating on the very last thing I have to hand in: my thesis. I celebrated handing in the proposal (and my prof thinking it’s “Excellent in every aspect” and decided to reward myself with a Special Edition London Notebook by Ray Blake from MyLifeAllInOnePlace. Yes, I love my planners!
If we were having coffee today, we’d meet at my dad’s 60th birthday party. There’ll be loads to eat and drink, and interesting conversations. So come talk to me about books!
Last week I found out that the local university here, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, offers library cards to non-students as well. My sister is a student there and took me to get more books for my thesis. It’s a massive place, quite confusing at first and not necessarily intuitive, but I found 11 more books to use so that’s a success. Now I have a shiny university library ID that will never expire.
If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you that I am working on my book reviews. If you follow me on Goodreads you’ll have seen me update my Read pile. In fact, so far I’ve read 49 books this year. It does come in handy that I have to read 12 Australian novels for my thesis. I know I’ve said this before, but I will be updating my reviews in the following weeks. Now that the proposal is handed in – it included a “preliminary literature review” with 36 sources, – and the big birthday is over, I hope to have some time to actually write and read for fun again.
If we were having coffee today, this would be short and sweet, as I didn’t do much besides study and running errands for my family. I’m sure the other Weekend Coffee Sharers have more to tell you.
Thank you for having coffee with me. Same time, next week?