ENG 590: “Slaughterhouse-Five”

Welcome to the first real entry in my Vonnegut series! Today we're going to go over one of Vonnegut's most famous works, Slaughterhouse-Five. You're probably going to question the order that I do this series in, but don't fret; I'm doing them in the order that we read the books in class. It's as simple … Continue reading ENG 590: “Slaughterhouse-Five”

You Win Some, You Lose Some

...and unfortunately in my case, I have lost this one. I posted on Tuesday about the fact that I had a meeting with my thesis advisor and committee members on Wednesday. Unfortunately for me, while I thought I was strong enough to go into the meeting, I was not. I spent the whole day worrying … Continue reading You Win Some, You Lose Some

Top 5 Classes Based on Books/Characters

So usually Tuesdays are when I do a Top 5 Tuesday topic by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm. This Tuesday, I wasn't a fan of the prompt and couldn't figure out how to get started after a few hours of staring at my screen (in-between snack runs, of course), so I decided to do a … Continue reading Top 5 Classes Based on Books/Characters

First Thesis Advisor Meeting!

My thesis advisor sent me an email last week, asking me to set up a time to talk with her, but in True Lauren Fashion™, I put it off. I ran into her this morning while in-between students for ENG 100 (I have 12 students that I'm tutoring individually in writing this semester), and asked … Continue reading First Thesis Advisor Meeting!

My Last First Day

Yesterday was my last first day of school. I started my second year of graduate school at the University of Montevallo. Classes officially started on Monday, but since I've only got one class this semester that meets on Wednesdays from 5-7:30 p.m., I considered yesterday my last first day of school. I wore my Welcome … Continue reading My Last First Day

ENG 513: Jane Austen

This fall, I'll be taking approximately one scheduled class, ENG 513, a class on Jane Austen and her works. I've got six classic Austen novels to read this semester. The class is going to be taught by a professor I've never had before, so I'm interested to see how it's going to work out. I … Continue reading ENG 513: Jane Austen

College Life: What You Won’t Find on Dorm Recommendation Lists

This August marks five years since I first moved into my freshman dorm, just over a year since I moved into my first apartment, and just under three months since I've settled into my second apartment. During the four years I spent in the dorms, I learned a lot about things I loved that I … Continue reading College Life: What You Won’t Find on Dorm Recommendation Lists

College Life: Dorm Thrifts

Welcome back! Last week, I talked about some things that you should certainly splurge on when you're putting together your dorm room. This week, I'm gonna talk about some things that you can watch your wallet on, because they're either on sale a lot or you don't need the quality that you think you need. … Continue reading College Life: Dorm Thrifts

College Life: Dorm Splurges

I can hear it now. "Wait, Lauren! It's only July!" you cry, snarling your fingers through your hair. "It's not time to think about back-to-school stuff!" Well, too bad. Wal-Mart already has their school supply aisles up and running, and there's no time like the present to get started on dorm packing. I lived in … Continue reading College Life: Dorm Splurges