Apologies, again, for the hiatus of posts. Been a crazy November – December! I took on about four part time jobs trying to make ends meet and in my free time wondering what the heck I should be doing with my life. I’m going back to school in a few weeks – to Shippensburg University to earn an MSc in Communications. I was accepted for the International Programs Graduate Assistantship, which both pays an hourly rate AND provides a tuition waiver! I’ll also be working part time with the College of Arts & Sciences doing some communications-related work. The classes sound great and will help me get the experience I need for a fulfilling career.
Books I’ve read the past few months:
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. (Can you believe I’d never read that before?)
- Tilt-a-Whirl by Chris Grabenstein. (Silly little murder mystery.)
- Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan. (Started this months ago, put it down, then picked it up again. Glad I did. I don’t often read full-length non-fiction, but this is worth it. Goes along great with the movie Food, Inc.)
- My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk. (This Turkish author is a literary genius.)
- Push by Sapphire. (This is the one that’s been made into a movie called Precious. Very clever style. Very graphic content. Not for the squeamish.)
- The Likeness by Tana French. (Currently reading this. It’s the murder mystery sequel to Into the Woods. Nothing particularly interesting happening with language or style, but it’s a good read.)
If you’ve read any of these books and have comments, questions or just want to start a discussion, please post a comment!
More updates to come… and hopefully some more info on an up-and-coming genre: “New Media Literature” and “Audio/Visual Literature.”