You start the year full of energy, expecting to read and enjoy a wide variety of texts in the coming months. As the first weeks begin, you get to work like any other university student. But soon enough, a few things become apparent…
1. Some people seem to think your life is like this:
Comments you hear upon the utterance of the words “English literature” are:
“What exactly do you do in your course?”
“So you just read books in your course?”
“I wish I could sit around and read all the time!”
Well, make sure to put aside your books on mythology, history, psychoanalysis and philosophy before you try and make them understand that no, you don’t sit around reading Harry Potter all day.