Where in the world have I been?

So I’ve been ignoring this blog for too long.

Why have I been ignoring it?

I have no idea.

Welcome back to my brain.

I’m not even counting how many weeks it’s been since I posted last.

All of you who have been with this blog since it’s inception, you’d know that this blog was started so that I can gloss over this period in my life without any sort of lazy depressive loop of binge-watching anime and binge-reading books. And you’d also know that I failed at this. During this period, all I have been doing is watching anime and reading books.

But you may ask, what does this ‘period’ mean? Basically the where I wait, interminably and insufferably after applying to university. And now the wait is OVER!

I have received five offers out of the seven universities I applied to which I consider a great success. I was kind of panicking that I wouldn’t get any. But I have and two of them are actually great offers.

Clark University and Drexel University.

Don’t they sound magical? Don’t they sound like you could do anything and BE anything there?

Wait that’s just probably my brain acting up again.

But anyway, my decision is between those two because the other offers are a bit expensive although ironically, Clark and Drexel and the most expensive colleges I applied to.

So I may probably continue posts for a bout a month more but then will probably stop.

Because this blog was initiated so that I would find some purpose during this time and I wouldn’t dissolve into laziness and couch-potato-ness and would give me something to do everyday that is constructive. Granted, I haven’t managed to do a post EVERY single day but I’ve managed for the most part t keep this blog updated 🙂

Now as for what I’ve been doing these past few days? weeks? that I haven’t posted, here you go.

I finished an entire and anime series, which I will review in due course. And I started another one. I also watched two anime movies and have one safely stored on my hard drive to watch.

I watched a couple of movies, new ones, that were actually pretty good which only made me realise that I should probably watched all the Oscar and Golden Globe nominees now, including Studio Ghibli’s ‘Tale of Princess Kaguya’.

I also have been reading like crazy. Since I finished the last four books that I borrowed from la libraire, I borrowed some new ones. I mean like old ones that I haven’t read before.

Following is the list:

Right?

So I’ve been wanting to Paulo Coelho for some time now because I’ve heard so much. And by the sound of it, this was his best received book. So YAY!

I’ve been going on a Sri Lankan author binge and so I’ve been actively searching for Sri Lankan books. Hence this. I still haven’t read that many really but I’ve read a fair few. This is of course the first of Romesh Gunesekara’s I’ve found. Looking forward to this one.

Excuse the small image…

In case you can’t really make out what’s on the cover very clearly, the title is ‘The Land as Viewed from the Sea’ and the author is Richard Collins. The great thing about libraries and bookshops is that you find books you’ve never seen before and it’s better than going by online recommendations on online bookstores because it’s a sort of dare you set yourself when you pick up a totally unheard of book. You have NO idea whether you’re gonna like it or not. Libraries and bookshops:1 Online bookstores: nil

And the fourth book I borrowed was this:

THIS BOOK

Confession: this is my first time reading ‘ A Hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy’.
This is the book I started reading first and I AM LOVING THIS. ABSOLUTELY LOVING THIS.

And I’m also finally reading my very own book, THE GOLDFINCh by DONNA TARTT, which is kind of good, kind of boring.

And that’s what I’ve been doing these last few days/weeks.

Lessons:

NONE. Believe it or not, melodramatic and poignant anime don’t really have deep life lessons buried in them that you have to immortalise on your blog because any lesson they will bring up is mostly likely a very common lesson and you’re bound to come across the same lesson again in your life. Wait, is this a lesson?

YES. That was a lesson folks.

Accomplishment.

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