Hello! So, the first month of 2015 has already gone down, and I’ve done…nothing. No wait, I have. That one day I did start writing-never mind, I never finished it. The thing is, it’s hellishly cold here, and when it’s cold, I essentially stop functioning. < No, there’s no snowfall or anything, but it did dip to 0 C once (that’s about 40 F for you international weirdos), and where I live, that’s unprecedentedly low-and also my heating’s broken, so these past days have just had me burritoed in bed, listening to Twenty-One Pilots and sipping gallons of soup.
Also, I’m in second semester now! I’m actually seriously pumped about this semester, seeing how I have some of my most favourite writers- Virginia Woolf, Amitav Ghosh, Bronte, Rossetti, among others. This does mean that I have to do fourteen novels and anthologies in under four months, but doing your preferred major means work=fun, folks!
January was also the month I spent outrageous amounts of money on books(and that’s saying something)-thanks to the generous gift money I collected during my holiday in December. Ah, the perks of having a huge family. I’m taking my passion for feminism to literature now- so I bought the Awakening by Kate Chopin, Caitlin Moran’s How to be a Woman, Laurie Penny’s Unspeakable Things, and Bossy pants by Tina Fey. I’m done with Moran’s brilliantly funny book, and I look forward to reading the others. Also, feel free to drop in your recs about your favourite feminist book, and I’ll get to it eventually.
What else? Oh yeah, President Obama visited India (which you probably already know, unless you’ve been living under a rock). The brouhaha surrounding his visit kept us all on our toes for a couple of days, and also he quoted DDLJ, one of Bollywood’s most iconic movie in his final speech at Siri Fort Auditorium here in Delhi, and I must say, America, you’re in good hands, indeed.
Finally, I started applying for internships. Well, mainly for the experience, but also, ya know, for ze $$$. The process is still in its nascent stages, so let’s see how that pans out.
So, that’s been my first month of 2015! How’s yours been? How’re your resolutions going? Take care of yourselves, especially if you’re in the blizzard-affected parts of the US, and I’ll talk again soon! Xo