Hello all and welcome to the wrap-up for the week ending 19/1/18!
This is a wrap-up to cover not only this week but the other two wrap-ups I didn't post last year. Too be fair, there isn't much to write for them... but I like my numbers to match! This week has been absolutely fantastic for a multitude of reasons, so I'm hoping this is a good sign for the rest of the year. Not only are the website stats going back to how they were before I redesigned it but they're improving! Thank you so much for the support so far, here's to the rest of the year!
It's been a very warm week here in South Australia (I have never been so happy to work in an air-conditioned office) and although I'm more of a winter person, the sunshine does tend to up my motivation. This is good news for work, this website and all the other hobbies I have. As you would have noticed, content was posted on every day this week, so I'm pretty stoked so far. If all goes to plan, which it should, then content will be posted every day Monday to Friday for the rest of the year.
So, strap yourselves in, this is going to be a fun year. I know I'm excited. Time to ignite the stories in all of us!
Now let's get into this wrap-up.
This week, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey and Looking for Alaska by John Green were reviewed. That's right, all the reviews I had planned for this week were completed! Hurray! Check them out below.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
Looking for Alaska by John Green
If you missed it, the review for The Return of the King as well as the whole series review for The Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien were published with the unveiling of the website. Check them out below.
The Lord of the Rings volume 3: The Return of the King
Series: The Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien
On Wednesday, the first instalment of my new series of blog posts, What is a..., was posted. This covered microcosms and their use as a literary device. It linked nicely with the One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest review but it also looking into other books I have reviewed on this website. Check it out below.
What is a... Microcosm
Like the reviews, the blog post that detailed the TV Industry Night I attended was published. If you missed it, check it out below
TV Industry Night
Bitter Fruits by Alice Clark-Platts
I'm about three quarters of the way through this book. If I get time this weekend, I'll finish it up!
Crossing the Lines by Sulari Gentill
Calling Major Tom by David M. Barnett
Finding Nevo by Nevo Zisin
Achievements of the week
From the list above, I'd say I'm pretty happy with how this week has gone! I posted everything I wanted to, so I hope you can see how committed I am to this website. I also made some other achievements over the week away from here, including successfully creating a newsletter from scratch for work and graphics to go with it.
This year is looking really positive so far! As determined as I am to get more achievements playing Xbox this year, so to am I determined to meet all my goals for this website.
Quotation of the week
'...and though the embers are new, whatever you do just don't let the fire die.'
--Owl City, Embers
And that's it this week. I will continue to say/write/mention it but I am super excited for what's in store this year! Let this be the year that you ignite the story!
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.