And then textbooks took over….

longbournI’m not quite out of the exam-woods yet, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I think that light is actually coming from the fireplace…which is where I will be curled up with a good book once I can read for fun again! If you find yourself with downtime during the holidays, here are some books I’ve enjoyed lately… Continue reading ….

Summer Reading: Book Group Meeting #1

Reading is cool, folks! I have some friends who question my age, because they view this book group hobby as “old”, but to that I say phooey! (And that doesn’t sound old at all, right?) The book group that some of my lovely gals and I started way back when is back for another summer instalment, with our first meeting happening this weekend! We’re going to discuss book choices this Saturday, so for our first meeting we thought we’d switch it up a bit and do some poetry. One of my best friends is an English major and a big fan of Edna St-Vincent Millay. I hadn’t read any of her poetry since my high school writer’s craft class, but remembered loving it so we thought she would be a good poet to kick off the summer with.  If you’d like to read along with our book group I’ll post what ends up on our summer reading list.  For now, here are the poems we picked for this weekend. Any poet experts around? If you want to virtually join our book group (and that would be SO cool…) just leave a note in the comments!

Happy reading!

 

What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, And Where, And Why (Sonnet XLIII)
Love Is Not All
Modern Declaration
Travel
I Know I Am But Summer To Your Heart
Ode To Silence
Time Does Not Bring Relief; You All Have Lied
 

An Austentatious Day

One of the world’s greatest writers (a truth universally acknowledged) would have been 236 today. Happy Birthday, Jane Austen!! I have the date on my phone calendar (a little nerdy?) and decided that Ms. Austen’s birthday was a good day to finally get started on my little blog. (An omen, maybe?!)

I’ve been wanting to start my own blog for some time, but with no clear focus I kept putting off that first post.  Well, here it is! This being said, I still do not have a clear focus, or direction(oops!).

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Textbooks = yuck.

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Just a small selection of my ever-growing "to read" collection...

I promised myself that I would not be distracted by my new-found hobby until AFTER all my exams, but that’s not til December 22nd. I just can’t wait to put aside my textbooks for some novels…maybe re-read some Austen? I never get tired of P&P.
So here’s to end-of-semester-procrastination and all the fun that comes with it. Let’s just have fun, shall we?