Hello dear reader(s) and welcome back to another instalment of Nessa reads and reviews. I’m really excited about this review because this is the 50th book I’ve read this year for my Goodreads challenge! 🙂 It’s also the book that took me the longest to finish! I started it on May 1st and finished it on November 21st! That’s over 6 months! >_< The reasons it took me so long to finish wary from: I didn’t have time… I wasn’t in the mood… I got lost in the footnotes… However, that doesn’t imply that the book is dull or drudgery; on the contrary the subject is fascinating, well researched and marvellously written. Academic books simply take me longer to read because of the richness and complexity of the work. I’ll touch on that subject a bit later.
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The Historian’s Apprentice: The Birth of a Thesis
Hello dear reader(s) and welcome back to my blog! I hope you had a nice summer, that you’re ready for autumn and some cooler weather. Instead of the usual instalment of Nessa reads & reviews, today I’m going to write about something else. In case I didn’t bore you to death with this on Twitter (shameless plug – you can find me @NarratriceNessa 🙂 ) I recently graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy in Split. I’m a newly minted mag. educ. hist. et mag. educ. angl.; which basically means that I’m a certified teacher of history and English. The final step toward my master’s degree consisted of writing a thesis in my chosen field of study and the thesis’ defence in front of a tripartite board of faculty professors.