Sunday, December 27, 2009

Master’s in Communications at Ship and Catching Up On Books

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:

  1. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.  (Can you believe I’d never read that before?)
  2. Tilt-a-Whirl by Chris Grabenstein.  (Silly little murder mystery.)
  3. 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.)
  4. My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk.  (This Turkish author is a literary genius.)
  5. 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.)
  6. 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.”

1 comment:

Chris Grabenstein said...

Good luck with your studies!