Hello all and welcome to the first weekly wrap up for the week ending on the 1/9/17. These weekly wrap-up's will be covering what has been done this week (or what hasn't been done with explanations... or excuses), any problems along the way, anything that was interesting that I learned this week, what I plan for the weekend, and more. I hope to add something new each week to make every wrap-up interesting and different from the last, so make sure to keep checking up every Friday! Another bonus for this wrap-up is it means more content for you, which is always very exciting, and you get to learn a little bit more about the blog and I... which I'd also like to think is exciting but that's up to you to decide.
As you will learn from this wrap-up, it will pair with the weekly update that started off the week. There are still a few aspects of these updates and wrap-ups that I want to work on to make them interesting and different from each other, so I will start to figure that out as the weeks progress. Again, I'll reiterate from the weekly update, if you have any suggestions for the updates, wrap-ups, reviews or anything else, please let me know. I want this blog to be accessible, interesting and fun for everyone, and the only way I will be able to do that is if I hear from you! This blog isn't just about me trying to inspire you, it's about all of us inspiring and igniting the stories within each other. Anyway, here's the wrap up for this week:
Both the reviews for Ascendant's Rite and the whole series of The Moontide Quartet by David Hair are now up and available. You can check them out here and here! They were posted a day later than planned since I had a few technical issues relating to Internet connection (technology and I are not friends). However, with enough persistence I was able to get them out to you.
I did not have anything planned to post on the blog other than the weekly update and wrap-up. This wrap-up was unfortunately pushed back in the schedule because of the technical issues I mentioned above, but here it is!
Still reading The Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien. However, I have now started on The Two Towers.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey.
As some people may already know I am currently a university student, so I come across some interesting readings. This week, I read a book extract called The writing-talking cure: an ethnography of record-speech events in a psychiatric hospital by Robert J. Barrett, which is a chapter in the book Writing: texts, process and practices by Christopher N. Candlin and Ken Hyland and was published in 1999. This extract covered a study to do with the intricate complexities of clinical writing and clinical talk in sensitive areas such as psychiatric hospitals. It details the power that record-speech events have in dyadic interactions (interactions between two people), may it be from patient to psychiatrist, patient to nurse, or psychiatrist to nurse. It really is a fascinating extract that really delves into the way writing can dictate and regulate dialogue. I would recommend reading this to anyone who is interested in learning about this or are interesting in linguistics like I am!
Achievements of the week
In the update this week, I outlined some objectives I wished to achieve and succeed at by the end of it. However, not all went to plan... but when does life ever do that? I achieved in my completing my presentation, but that was a necessity. I, unfortunately, was only able to make it to the gym once this week, so I will have to try harder next week to make that achievement.
Plans for the weekend?
I will be working on both Saturday and Sunday, so not much else will be happening.
Interesting quotation of the week
"You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness" - Jonathan Safran Foer
(Found in a Tweet by Penguin Books UK)
And that's the wrap-up for this week! Keep checking every Monday and Friday for these updates and wrap-ups that I will (hopefully) be able to keep posting weekly!
Remember, allow yourself the opportunity to ignite the story within... you never know what adventure will be revealed in the light.
Charlotte is a reading and writing lover who has completed a creative writing intensive course at the University of Oxford and is a current university student studying a double degree in journalism and creative writing. If you are curious to learn more, check out the 'About' page.