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What is going on in my bibliosphere at the moment?

Not much action on the blog this week I’m afraid; I have been very busy with…you guessed it, revision.  It is half term this week and I am trying to cram in a LOT of knowledge for all the content exams I have in the next 3 weeks.  (after that, FREEDOM!)

Reading-wise, I have been enjoying Great Expectations and still reading at least some every day, but my usual revise-and-read tactics are on hold due to the French Open, which I am using as a reward.  I absolutely adore watching tennis and I can’t wait for Wimbledon later on this year.

Therefore, I haven’t really got through a lot of Great Expectations (I am just over a third done) but hopefully that will change this weekend, as it is our church’s parish weekend away.  We are off to Devon today and coming back on Sunday and should be really great.  I will be using the car journey to tackle some more Dickens.

In other news, I saw yet another brilliant classical music concert at the Colston Hall in Bristol this week – (it was a jubilee celebration including Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto, The Lark Ascending by Vaughn Williams and Handel’s The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba amongst many others).  The amazing thing is, for under-18s all the classical concerts at Colston Hall are ONLY £1!!!  It is brilliant for me and a couple of friends who adore both playing and hearing classical music.

I am so looking forward to the summer now, as the weather is (again) terrible and I just want to be free to read all day in the sun!  Fortunately, the end of the exam period is now just about in sight, although I have to get through 10 more exams first.

Well I hope you are all coping if it is exam time for you, and even if I seem to be a bit dormant, blog-wise, don’t fear – I always read the posts from blogs I follow (I get them emailed to me), even if I don’t comment.   Have a nice weekend!

Yes, I do realise that it’s Sunday and not Friday today, but I am doing my weekly wrap-up today as I am off on holiday tomorrow and it seemed more fitting to give you all an update just before I go.

WOO!  A holiday!  We are going to Vienna for 6 days tomorrow and (as you maybe can tell) I cannot wait.  It is going to be so nice to get away for a while – I have been doing lots of revision for my exams and need a break.  Granted, I am going to take some with me, but I need to get away from my desk!

I am not totally sure what we have planned for our time in Vienna – seeing all the sight, no doubt – but I can reveal that we are going to the Wiener Musikverein (where they hold the Vienna New Years Day Concert) for an evening of Mozart, Debussy and a little Schoenberg.  It should be a really nice evening.

I am also quite excited about just being in Austria, because my sister and I both learn German at school and my Mum is a German teacher!  My Dad did A-level German too, so we are trying to speak as little English as possible while we’re in Vienna.

In terms of reading, I am not sure how much I will get done, as I usually read quite voraciously during holidays, but I will probably spend most of my free time working…so we will see.  I am taking Emma (which I am enjoying so far) and The Shadow of the Wind, but I am not sure whether I will finish Emma or not.  I am hoping to come back with a German book or too as well!

I am not taking my computer so I definitely won’t be posting lots, but if there is a bit of internet around I will be tweeting and possibly doing a small post here and there to let you all know what I’m up to and how Emma is going.

Have a good week everyone!