Well I’m back at uni. It’s just for one night though, I have my presentation tomorrow afternoon so I had to get the train up today and then I’m going home again tomorrow evening for another week and a half.
I don’t really know how I feel being back.
I can’t say it makes me particularly happy, I already feel isolated because I haven’t really got any close friends here and I miss my friends from back home so much! And I’m still missing Tom of course, that hurts the most but I’m more used to it I guess.
Anyway, I’m not going to dwell on the negative!
This morning I had a lie in (not extreme don’t worry – only till 9am) and a leisurely breakfast:
Weetabix mush as always, with a sprinkling of fresh blueberries. I know that will be one thing I really miss when I’m at uni again properly: fresh fruit. I just can’t really afford to buy anything other than apples and bananas and I don’t even like eating raw apples that much.
I spent the morning working on my English language assignment (nearly nearly finished!) and packing. I’m sort of enjoying being very busy with work, sort of not. I used to love being busy, if I had a really productive day then usually I have a happy day. But now when I work for most of the day it means I have very little energy to do anything else. So in a way it’s good that I have little social life for the next couple of weeks as Tom and all of my friends have gone back to uni! It’s just a bit draining too.
My mum brought me back a lovely pasta salad from town to have for lunch. It was a pesto, spinach, and tomato pasta salad. Sometimes I find pesto can be overpowering which ruins the dish but this was really light, they hadn’t smothered the pasta in it. It was actually pretty healthy for a pesto dressing too! It’s nice to have a treat for lunch, especially seeing how I have pretty much no food at uni so dinner isn’t going to be very exciting.
I used to really enjoy train journeys but now I just find them exhausting. But at least I was occupied along the way:
My Kindle is proving to have been a really excellent idea for a Christmas present! I really love using it, in fact I use it everyday. It will never replace real books, the way for me, typing on the computer hasn’t replaced writing by hand. Books are still special to me, in a way having the Kindle makes them more special. I don’t really like the way books have become so consumerist, paperbacks are often just seen as disposable and I really hate waste. With the Kindle you can buy the cheap books you’d usually by as paperbacks, the trashy novels etc for less and they don’t waste paper, and chose to just buy books that you really love. I hope they start printing more books like these:
Isn’t it beautiful? I’ve noticed that increasingly books are being reprinted with lovely clothbound covers. I think they’d be wonderful to collect, to keep for years and treasure.
Anyway I’m pretty tired and I want to run over my presentation again before I go to bed so I’m going to say goodnight.
What do you think of electronic books? Will they replace traditional books?
Do you still buy books from bookshops?
P.s. I hope my foodie followers don’t mind all of these posts about books! I love literature, what can I say, I’m an English Literature student 🙂