32-Mix Tape

September 23, 2012


31-Books I Read in July

September 19, 2012

  1. The Woman Warrior -Maxine Hong Kingston
  2. The Diary of Darcy J. Rhone-Emily Giffin
  3. Unenchanted-Chanda Hahn
  4. The Memory Keeper's Daughter-Kim Edwards
  5. The Thirteenth Tale-Diane Setterfield
July seems like a million years ago. I'm so busy with school that I haven't read a single book this month. :( I have a ton of assignments and I am trying to stay on top of them, so I'm not sure I'll even read anything this month. So sad, because I really wanted to read 50 books this year. Ok, let's just get on with the books I did read (in July): 

I read The Woman Warrior years ago and didn't really like it. A few months ago, I was cleaning out my desk and found a list of 100 books to read (or something like that) by Jane magazine (remember Jane mag? I totally loved it). Of course, I decided to give it another go and, of course, I still don't really like it. Oh, well. At least I tried.
Another book I didn't love was The Diary of Darcy J. Rhone. I know it's a prequel to Something Borrowed and Something Blue, both books I have not read; which may be the reason why I didn't enjoy it. Idk, it was just not my fav book.
I read Unenchanted on my phone (for free!) and was pleasantly surprised. If you like modern adaptations on fairy tales, then this book is for you. I'm actually looking forward to reading the second book in this series.
And now, for my favorite books this month: The Memory Keeper's Daughter was SO good. I experienced so many emotions while reading this. There were even times when I had to set it aside just to process all these feelings. Yeah, it was pretty deep. If you haven't read it yet, do it!
And, The Thirteenth Tale. This book completely surprised me. Right when I thought I knew what was going on, BAM! Ok, maybe I'm being a tad dramatic, but I definitely was not expecting it to end that way. So, yeah, read it!

30-These Are The Times

September 4, 2012


Summer is over! The kids started classes on August 27th (as did I). We dropped them off on the first day, but now the boys walk and the girls ride the bus. Maybe I’m crazy for sending my three year old to school on the bus, but she loves it.
I’m taking 18 credits again. Remember Spring semester and how I said never again? Yeah. Four of my classes are online, which means I’m only on campus Monday and Wednesday afternoons. I have so much free time during the day, but I’m all alone and it’s kind of boring…