How good is English Literature! I love it! Today in English we had a discussion about the Handmaid's Tale - it was so interesting, so ermmmmm soooo ermm oooh can't think of the words coz I'm all happy and interested and excited! This is the first time I've ever done English Literature! Now I can't wait to read the next book! First of all though I've got to write an essay about The Handmaid's Tale. It means studying the book and picking out bits that interest me - bits I'm intrigued by or a character I'm really interested in. Why oh why didnt I study English Literature a long time ago - why am I only discovering it now? My schooling was not good - I never ever ever read any Shakespeare! The school was rubbish! I did read the Mayor of Casterbridge - I remember that and we did read John Steinbeck novels. I remember how I loved it then - but I never really was given the chance to study it further. Now I can! My John is a bit fed up with me studying - he wants me to really start earning some money now - I know he does and its frustrating for him that I'm only working mornings at the moment so the money isnt good and I put us into alot of debt by studying the past 5 years. But, I really don't ever want to stop studying! I think to be a good teacher I need to soak up lots of knowledge! One day I will be working more hours and earning more money but I never ever want to be so so busy I can't study or read a book! I don't think I would like that. I feel different today - it's wierd - but its a good wierd. Am I making sense?