Saturday, May 20, 2017

So...I Went to a Bookstore Monday {and a Brief Recap of What I've Been Up to}


   I know, I haven't posted in awhile. I've discovered the wonderful world of fan fiction, and I have found it quite addicting. In fact, it has taken up all of my reading time. So far I have only read twenty-three books this year! I should have already read thirty-seven in order to keep up with my reading challenge of reading one hundred books this year. Fan fictions don't count on Goodreads, and that's almost all I read on Wattpad.

   Anyways, work has been going well, and I have been preparing to go to Ferris in the fall. I found a place to live. My schedule for the fall is all set. I've been looking for jobs up there as well.

   Monday I made the trip up to Big Rapids. I had a meeting with the adviser for my major. It went very well, as he helped me figure out which classes I've already taken and which ones to take in the fall. Afterwards, I went to the bookstore that my best friend (who already attends Ferris) introduced me to a few months previously. I actually only spent an hour in there, but I walked away with five books for only twenty dollars!

 My Book Haul

   The first book in the picture is Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. This has been on my to be read virtual bookshelf for awhile now. A few days prior going to the bookstore, I was watching Gilmore Girls, and Rory was trying to convince Dean to give it another try. When I saw it on the shelf, I had to buy it.

   The second book is Four Word Film Reviews by Benj Clews and Michael Onesi. The cover on this one is what drew me in. 
Jurassic Park (1993), "Visitors feed the animals."
Forrest Gump (1994) "Dense Forest branches out."
Jaws (1975) "Eat ship and die."
I've flipped through it looking up various movies, and it is quite entertaining. I even spent an evening sending some of the reviews to my friend to have her guess what movie it was referencing (she got all but one right).

   The third book is The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll. I found it hidden on a shelf that sported books for fifty cents, so I figured it wouldn't hurt to give it a try. I've been trying to branch out from reading mostly YA and romance novels, so I thought I'd give this one a try.

   The fourth book is Commencement by J. Courtney Sullivan. I read the blurb on the back of the book, and that's what drew me in. It's about four different girls who are dorm mates and their adventures up to graduation. Since I'll be going back to school soon, I thought it would be interesting.
  The last book in the picture is Becoming Jane: The Wit and Wisdom of Jane Austen. It's a little book full of quotes from some of Jane Austen's works. I picked this one up because I am obsessed with Pride and Prejudice, and I have also read a few of her other works. I can't wait to read this one and highlight and bookmark to my hearts content.

  That's all I've got for right now. I may do a post of my favorite reviews from Four Word Film Reviews since the ones I've read were hilarious. Until next time, I hope you have a lovely rest of May!

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