I set a goal to read 20 books in 2013 and, like last year, I didn’t quite get there!! I always have a hard time reading books for fun during the school year. But it’s okay because I read 2 more books than I did in 2012! So…still an accomplishment?
favorites were Last Night, Valley of the Dolls, Fahrenheit 451, and Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?. Excited to start Volume 2 of MIND MGMT (the first graphic novel I’ve ever read!) and finish reading The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. If you have goodreads, be my friend!

I set a goal to read 20 books in 2013 and, like last year, I didn’t quite get there!! I always have a hard time reading books for fun during the school year. But it’s okay because I read 2 more books than I did in 2012! So…still an accomplishment?

favorites were Last Night, Valley of the Dolls, Fahrenheit 451, and Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?. Excited to start Volume 2 of MIND MGMT (the first graphic novel I’ve ever read!) and finish reading The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. If you have goodreads, be my friend!

some winter break reading, as suggested by my mom…
the power of now // eckhart tolle

some winter break reading, as suggested by my mom…

the power of now // eckhart tolle

hmmmm, on the reading wishlist?

hmmmm, on the reading wishlist?

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"Stuff your eyes with wonder," he said, "live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask no guarantees, ask for no security, there never was such an animal. And if there were, it would be related to the great sloth which hangs upside down in a tree all day every day, sleeping its life away. To hell with that," he said, "shake the tree and knock the great sloth down on his ass."

Fahrenheit 451

Just finished rereading this book the other day. It’s amazing how differently it affected me than when I read it years ago. In high school I recognized that it was a great book, but reading it now was just so perfectly timed. a wonderful reminder to open your eyes, look at how you’re living your life, look at whether this lifestyle is making you happy or if maybe there’s something more out there for you.

last year, my bff went on a trip and found this really sweet book and gave it to me while I was really nervous applying to grad schools outside of Chicago. done with beautiful watercolors, the story follows a bird afraid to learn how to fly, but more afraid of what he’ll miss if he doesn’t.

note to self: it’s always better to take chances.

reading this little bundle of joy for Existentialist Fiction next tuesday. midterms are next week and no matter how much i try to prep for them i still feel wildly unprepared… i just want the homework, the snow, the stress to get the f outta here.
+ side : was lulled into such a deep meditation yesterday that i felt a huge boost of creative energy. wrote a piece of flash fiction that i really like :)

reading this little bundle of joy for Existentialist Fiction next tuesday. midterms are next week and no matter how much i try to prep for them i still feel wildly unprepared… i just want the homework, the snow, the stress to get the f outta here.

+ side : was lulled into such a deep meditation yesterday that i felt a huge boost of creative energy. wrote a piece of flash fiction that i really like :)

whooooaaa just finished this collection of short stories. if you’re into gorgeous prose / nostalgia / failing marriages / affairs / regret / scandal / missed chances / books that go really well with 2 glasses of wine : meet James Salter.

whooooaaa just finished this collection of short stories. if you’re into gorgeous prose / nostalgia / failing marriages / affairs / regret / scandal / missed chances / books that go really well with 2 glasses of wine : meet James Salter.

(Source: goodreads.com)

second semester of my senior year has started and life’s gettin busy again :) the next few months will be all about fiction writing, existentialist literature, childhood psychopathology, and waiting on grad school decisions…

second semester of my senior year has started and life’s gettin busy again :) the next few months will be all about fiction writing, existentialist literature, childhood psychopathology, and waiting on grad school decisions…

this evening’s bath time company 🛀

this evening’s bath time company 🛀

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Well…didn’t quite reach my goal of 20 books in 2012, but I don’t think 13 is so bad! I feel like I am always doing homework, working, or am out and about somewhere, so I still find myself proud of this number. For 2013 I think I’ll set the same goal, not quite with the intention of reaching it haha, but at least with the hope that I will do better than I did this year!
Finished Rona Jaffe’s The Best of Everything last night. “Sex and the City meets Mad Men,” “vintage chick lit”…whatever you want to call it, it was that, and it was engaging, insightful, and every time I snuggled up by the couch next to our Christmas tree reading it for hours, I felt like I was at a girly sleepover. I enjoyed this novel so much that I decided not too stay too far for my next one - Jacqueline Susann’s Valley of the Dolls. Oh yeah. From the back cover description it sounds like pure pleasure reading, but I am hoping for a bit of depth and intelligence too.
Be my friend and stuff if you have a Goodreads account…I like to see what everyone’s reading!

Well…didn’t quite reach my goal of 20 books in 2012, but I don’t think 13 is so bad! I feel like I am always doing homework, working, or am out and about somewhere, so I still find myself proud of this number. For 2013 I think I’ll set the same goal, not quite with the intention of reaching it haha, but at least with the hope that I will do better than I did this year!

Finished Rona Jaffe’s The Best of Everything last night. “Sex and the City meets Mad Men,” “vintage chick lit”…whatever you want to call it, it was that, and it was engaging, insightful, and every time I snuggled up by the couch next to our Christmas tree reading it for hours, I felt like I was at a girly sleepover. I enjoyed this novel so much that I decided not too stay too far for my next one - Jacqueline Susann’s Valley of the Dolls. Oh yeah. From the back cover description it sounds like pure pleasure reading, but I am hoping for a bit of depth and intelligence too.

Be my friend and stuff if you have a Goodreads account…I like to see what everyone’s reading!