Thursday, February 23, 2012

The girl who drowned in books

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I sometimes wonder if professors think that the only thing students have to do ALL day long is whatever they require for their class. I picked up these bad boys at the library yesterday. The final project for my Young Adult Literature class is a collection of 50 book reviews. Yes, 50.
Part of this is awesome because I get to read so many fantastic books (and re-read some old favorites as well). The problem is that I do not have enough hours in the day to finish one book every evening, AFTER I've worked for 8 hours, AFTER Lucy has been walked, and AFTER dinner has been made we've gone out to eat. If I didn't work, this class would basically be a dream. I would have an excuse to curl up on the couch for hours upon end and escape into the fictional world of all things teenager. "Sorry Brandon, I don't have time for laundry, I'm required to read ALL day." Okay, who am I kidding, I don't have time for laundry now either. Man, I think I'm cranky today.
On the bright side, "what are those adorable legs sticking out of the books," you might ask. Oh that? That's a bookmark my mom found on Etsy and mailed to me when she saw it pinned on my "I want" Pinterest board. I've seen Wicked twice and love the Wizard of Oz. Could it be any cuter?
I really should go read something.

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37 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh man, reading ALL day would seriously be a dream. There is nothing better than getting lost in a great book. However, with your schedule?! I would lose my mind trying to read 50 books haha :) But I totally feel you...to have an excuse to read all day?! I WISH!

And I LOVE that bookmark! I saw it floating around Pinterest too :)

Cheers & happy reading!
Michelle

lo @ crazy ever after said...

Cliff notes?

I know. I am pretty much a genius.

:)

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

50?!
That's insane! I loveee reading but like you, I don't have time to sit around and read all day (although I wouldn't complain if I did lol).

That is SO sweet that your mom saw that on your Pinterest board and bought it for you - so thoughtful :)
It's really cute!

Happy Thursday!
xo

jessica said...

i love to read! but 50 books? that's cray. I had a goal to read 50 books in a year..and only made it to 15...seriously who has time to read 50 books? i guess you could sneak a couple of peaks in at work, right.

Samantha said...

Seriously the cutest bookmark! Happy reading :)

Lauren said...

50?? That's nuts! I don't have to do reviews but sometimes I'm completely surprised at the amount of chapters my professors assign me to read. I don't think they realize that there are classes other than their own, that I have placement 12 hours a week, and that like you, I can't sit and read all day lol. Good luck!!

Valerie Griffin said...

ahh that bookmark!!!

Jenn @ PSP said...

WOW 50 is crazy. I'm a fast reader, but maybe not fast enough to get them all done for the class : ) But it sounds like a fun class, and I'd love to read those books! That bookmark is ah-maz-ing.

Jenn

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Mish Lovin' Life said...

Love that bookmark!

I can't remember the last time I actually opened a book to read. Everything is on my Kindle now! Sometimes I miss the feel of books though :(

Ruthie Hart said...

50 books! I mean I love reading but I dont give myself enough time to read so it usually takes me 1-2 weeks to finish a book

Sami said...

My mom would adore that bookmark! She is a huge Wizard of OZ fan.. I might need to get that for her :)

vickichristine said...

love that bookmark and this totally reminds me of being in college - which i loved!! - and having to read books upon books. oh why can't real life be like a classroom???? :)

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

I've been lusting after the entire Wizard of Oz bookmark set (yes, a whole SET!) on Etsy since last year. I'm so jealous you have the ruby slippers!

Fact: In the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, there were no ruby slippers. She had silver shoes.

HAPPY FRIDAY EVE, Amira! And good luck with all 50 reviews!

Jess said...

that book mark is BRILLIANT. I love it. And I am jealous of you and so very sorry for you all at once! Enjoy the reading though as I'm sure you will, even in all it's interrupting chaos :)

Jess said...

ps. You should post some of those reviews... I love reading book reviews :)

aislin said...

oh. my. goodness.
i'd say this is heaven, but i know without a doubt the feeling of wind going out of the sails when it comes time to read books just to analyze. not just to enjoy.
good luck, and if you feel like divvying up the load ... you've got almost 300 people who'd be more than happy to help!!

http://scribblesbya.blogspot.com/

V.V. Gonz said...

love love LOVE that book mark

Stephanie said...

Whoa!!! 50??? Wow.

I love that bookmark, though. Sometimes I feel totally buried by a book, but in a good way.

Mayra Romero said...

I love Wicked! such a cute bookmark! Oh girl I totally understand how you feel. I have a paper due every week for ONE class. I get so frustrated because I work and have a full load of classes. I can never catch a break :/

Melissa said...

wow! good luck! i love anything oz related thanks to my grandma being in the film. i might have to get that bookmark too!

Nay said...

that stack of books makes me drool...but only if I wanted to read all of them, not if someone was making me. But you can do it! Duh, of course you can.

Daisy said...

I am so glad I'm not in school anymore! That is so crazy! I can't believe they make you do all that work. On the bright side you can use that cute bookmark :)

Allyson said...

Whoa! 50? That is a lot of books. I love to read but that is pretty intense for how much time you have.

Also I absolutely love Wicked! It is probably my favorite broadway. :)

Tammy @ Lemons, Avocados & the Bay said...

Jeez that's a serious amount of books..

and how cute that your mom bought you that bookmark! I love it, and Wicked is one of my most favorite musicals =)

moosenoose.com said...

I would love to read all day! 50 books is a bit harsh when you have so many other things to do. Sometimes I don't get time to read for days and I love books. Really love that bookmark, may have to find myself one!!

Alexa said...

That bookmark is absolutely darling! Such a cute little gift for someone too!

Emily said...

I love that your mom is savvy enough to be watching your Pinterest boards :) That's pretty rad!

And 50 books is ridonk. You should ask bloggers to give you a cliffnotes version of 49 of them...haha.

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

I'm a reader bug myself, but that is quite a project. Best of luck writing all those reviews.

P.S. LOVE that bookmark!

ginanorma said...

Oh my word I will pray for you LOL

that's is so nuts, I've never been to college, so I can't imagine,...

cute post!

Emily Hope said...

Oh I want this!

Recently Roached said...

Reading is my favorite thing in the world. This sounds like so much fun :)

And... I'm totally wanting that bookmark. I saw that on Pinterest a while ago. "Noooo oneee mourns the wicked! Good news! She's deeeeadd!"

That was me singing to you. :)

lori said...

i have a huge stack of books waiting on me as well... it seems to grow by the day!

and that bookmark is too cute. i have seen wicked twice as well... it seriously makes me wish i was talented and could sing on broadway. defying gravity is my FAVE broadway song.

Sue said...

I've read almost every one of those. Fabulous :) Good luck!

Denise said...

I LOVE reading and would seriously enjoy this!

Niina - It seems pretty obvious. said...

Wow! Yep if you didn't work this would be a dream! You get to pick any YA book you want to read? Sounds amazing (if you had the time haha)!

Hope you're having an amazing weekend and that you find some time for your reading! :)

Kristin said...

Love "Speak"! "13 Reasons Why" was sad. And that "Forge"/"Chains" series by Anderson?? Wow. Amazing.
Good luck on the reading!

jessica said...

Wow girl! That's a lot of reading! Hubby & I were just recently reminiscing about the early college years when we just had class and didn't have to work. Juggling class + work now is definitely a task (plus adding dinner, laundry, etc. -- even though we usually go out and I usually let laundry build up until we just can't bear it anymore! haha) But you're right, professors tend to think we have nothing better to do! ha

P.S. Really love that bookmark!

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