I know the blog has been nearly deathly quiet this month, but I have a good reason: university. I’ve been reading a lot and studying and keeping up with papers, presentations, and various deadlines. Part of life as a Communications Major is studying the mass media and examining media and our media systems critically. NewsWatch background information: “Newswatch Canada began as Project Censored Canada (PCC) in 1993 as a collaborative project of the School of Communication at SFU, the University of Windsor and the Canadian Association of Journalists. It was renamed NewsWatch Canada in 1998.” One of the upper-level Communications Continue Reading »
Posted in Out & About, School
Tagged communications, FCAT, mass media, media convergence, news, newswatch Canada, project censored canada, school, sfu, simon fraser university, university
It is officially autumn. The clocks have gone back, the leaves are changing colours, and the days are getting colder. It always makes me want to curl up at home with a book and a warm cup of tea. But instead I’m trekking to school daily. “Up the hill” or “on the mountain” to SFU Burnaby.
And so A Song of Ice and Fire series continues with the third installment, A Storm of Swords. I finished this book in late August / early September and—without going bit by bit through the novel—let’s just say I enjoyed it. It was a strong book and, page count alone, it is about 200 pages longer than A Clash of Kings. Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as violently as ever, as alliances are made and broken. Joffrey, of House Lannister, sits on the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler Continue Reading »
Posted in Books, Reviews
Tagged a song of ice and fire series, a storm of swords, adventure, bantam books, book review, book series, epic, fantasy novel, fantasy series, fiction, george r. r. martin, novel, random house of canada