Sunday, 9 September 2012
Sunday Salon: Start of the New Academic Year
I did manage to finish one book, Sense and Sensibility, which was a great escape from reality during the evenings. I liked it a lot (review to follow) but not as much as the other two Austens I've read, Emma and Pride and Prejudice. Even so, I can see myself rereading it many times in the future.
I'm pleased that I've managed to keep up my exercise routine in the back to work rush. I don't discuss health matters on here much but I have inflammatory bowel disease and it can take a lot of managing. I have the right medication and I'm good with diet and knowing what will cause a flare up but exercise has always been my weakest link. In the summer hols I exercised properly for the first time and got in shape. The test was always going to be whether my motivation would continue when I went back to work, but I did manage to fit in three running sessions of about half hour each, so I'm pleased with that. I hope I can continue.
The acting was mixed. Keira Knightley was OK as Anna but Count Vronksy was all wrong, too young and weak and passive. Kitty and Levin were both acted well, as were Oblonsky and Dolly. I guess it wasn't a bad film but if you just saw this, you would have no idea why Anna Karenina is one of the most loved books of all time. For fans of the book, the film can only disappoint.
I've missed out on lots of blog posts and reviews this week so I plan to spend some of this afternoon relaxing and visiting blogs. My lesson plans and resources are all up to date so I can take a bit of time for myself. I'm hoping work will settle down over the coming weeks as I get adjusted into new routines.
How was your week?