For the first book of my 50 Book Pledge, I decided to stick to something I already knew. Rebel is the sequel to Amy Tintera’s “Reboot” which I picked up randomly a few months ago. Considering how the first one ended, I should have seen a sequel coming; nonetheless, I was surprised when I saw Rebel come out.
As you are probably very well aware, dystopian teen fiction is ALL the rage right now. Goodbye vampires, angels, and werewolves! Honestly, before the Hunger Games came out, I didn’t even know what dystopian meant. If you don’t either, here’s a definition for you, courtesy of Merriam-Webster:
an imaginary place where people are unhappy and usually afraid because they are not treated fairly
One week. One week.
There’s something terrifying, exciting, and anxiety-ridden about that last week of semester. Holy crap did I not see it creeping up on me, and like any old bird with its head on fire, I’m just thinking about all the stuff I have to do! I’ve got one big project that I’ve got to finish for Tuesday. Sure, I’ve got today, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Except that I go to school today, and work Friday-Sunday. Awesome. Let’s git ‘er done.
Except I feel like I haven’t accomplished much at all this semester except play catch up. I’m not taking a super full course load, and I’ve been spending so much time working that I look back and wonder, what have I really learned this semester? I bought a bunch of books that I haven’t had the time to read, work at a job that makes me want to read a bunch of other books, but again, no time. So what have I done this semester that I’m minutely proud of?
I’ve spent most of my time drawing these damn mushrooms.
As well as incorporating them into a poster series and pamphlet, both of which still need to be finalized before next week. Oh God. But aside from that, I’ve just got two exams in the first week of December and then it’s over. What’s that? The four most harrowing months of my life and it’s over just like that? For a few weeks anyway. For winter break, I’m planning on working a ton and improving both myself and my living space. Wow, I still haven’t written up about where I’ve been living for the last 7 months, have I? I’ll get that up once I finish putting up the final touches that’ll really make this place seem like mine. For right now, its just a place that I come home to sleep in.
But! I’ve got big plans for the 4 weeks or so that I’ll be off school.
I need a wall-mounted bookshelf because my proper bookshelf is full and I’ve been piling extra books on my desk, which is a monumental waste of space and makes my desk look cluttered all of the time. This bothers me.
With all of that space I’ll be clearing from my desk, I’ll have room for a tiny Christmas tree. 🙂 We’ll just have a couple of presents, but it’ll be nice to look at, make this place really feel like a home.
I want to make some pesto at home. 🙂 I love basil. I love how pesto can be used on fucking anything. Plain pasta with pesto and chicken breast? AWESOME. Pesto pizza with some mozzerella, spinach, tomatoes, and balsamic? Double awesome. I haven’t cooked or baked in my kitchen for months now. It’s a right shame, really. Aside from the odd steak or bowl of cereal. 🙁
I want to read:
Graphic Design Books
Damn. It’s only after putting all of that together that I realise that’s a lot of fucking books that I want to read. I’m probably not going to get through all of them this winter. 🙁 But, left to right, top to bottom:
Well, I should probably get off my bum now. And do some things I’ve been meaning to do.
That is the amount of time till my flight and I still haven’t finished packing. To make matters worse, this is what just arrived in the mail:
So exciting to read them! I’m probably going to bring the third one to Vietnam along with some fiction too. I’ve got a bunch of clothes to weight, a house to clean, and some other things to do. Oh no, I’ve got to find my camera charger. And what am I doing instead of all of that? Writing this blog. Oh yes, priorities.
I actually don’t know what else to write except for that little update and the next time you hear from me, I’ll be half-way across the world. Woot woot. Excited. Food. Weather [screw cold-ass Canada]. Carefree-ness. Life is good.