Welcome to the semi-annual school book list extravaganza!
Okay, so it’s not that exciting. But I’m proud to say that this semester I have the extremely reasonable number of 11 books for the next three and a half months. MUCH better than 31. It helps that I only have three courses this semester (I’m trying to make my blog like a fourth class, but so far I’m rather failing at that…) and that only one is an English class.
Liberal arts for the win my friend.
Oh, blogger’s block.
I was pumped at the beginning of this year about my blogging. I would do it more and consistently. I would have exciting new posts that would attract the attention of all my readers. I would find a style that worked for me. I would create a space that was a hobby, not a chore.
But the best laid plans…
I tried to post, I really did. But every time I started something, I didn’t like it. It never had the tone or content I wanted or that I felt was worth publishing. So I was silent.
On the ninth day of Blogmas, Leeann’s blog gave to me…six final to-reads
My Goodreads goal is 45 books and I’m still six short, meaning Christmas is going to involve lots of reading. So I thought I would share with you those six books I must read in an incredibly short amount of time.
(Or I will have to accept failure, something I am not apt to do).
So here it is, the six books I will (attempt) to read in the remaining days of 2014:
This week let’s give a big welcome to my friend Amanda! She is an avid book reader (110 books read so far this year!) and aspires to be a future librarian. A sophomore in college, she is thinking about majoring in Spanish and minoring in Math and Educational Studies.
Hello everyone!! I’m Amanda, substitute Leeann for this week :) Leeann has crazy amounts of work to do for school, so I’m filling in for her.
So let’s talk about books. I love ‘em. Books can take you to other worlds. They can help you walk in the footsteps of people you would normally know nothing about. They show you that you’re not alone – that other people feel and think the same way you do. That is why I love reading. Reading connects you to the world.
There’s a tag roaming around my Facebook feed where a person is nominated to list 10 books that have been very important to their life. My dear “big sister” (sorority slang) Emily tagged me August 26th, so my list is well overdue!
So, without further ado, the 10 books that have been very important to my life:
- The Great Gatsby (I did devote a whole post to it ;))
- The American Girl series (Samantha in particular)
- Junie B. Jones (JBJ Has a Peep in Her Pocket is a particular favorite)
- Harry Potter (with a special shout out to number 5)
- Nancy Drew Mysteries (and the Nancy Drew Notebooks and Nancy Drew, Girl Detective versions)
- Pride and Prejudice (my first love in classical literature)
- “The Kissing Hand” (a meaningful family favorite)
- Our Town (the play that made me love reading plays)
- The Care and Keeping of You (everything 12-year-old me needed to know)
- Tenth of December (one day, I want to write like George Saunders)
What are your 10 most important books?
Below the Line:
- Still lots of homework to be done. I have two papers to write for Tuesday so if I don’t get a post out, that’s why :)
- This list was surprisingly hard to write! I really had to dig back into my memories to find the books that really meant something to me.
- Not much else to report. Mostly just school work going on around here!
Remember back when I said my course load included 30 books this semester?
I’m going to regale you with a list of all of them.
When I thought of this post, I was super excited about telling you all about the books I get to read this semester. Now that I’m thinking about it, this could be really boring to anyone not related to me. So I’m going to excite you all with awesome pictures, witty writing, and the promise of an update of school so far in this issue of “Below the Line.”
(Also, disclaimer: classes are still subject to change. One stack of these might be replaced with another.)
So now that you’re hooked…