I’m done with the semester, yay!! I finished my last tests and projects last Thursday, and I’ve been off the grid since. Pretty much no Twitter, no Google Reader, and no blog, just spending time with my family and friends from the Twin Cities. It’s been great.
Today was the first afternoon in I don’t know how long where I got to just sit around and read. I set up one of those comfy camp chairs out on our porch and spent the afternoon suntanning and reading. I finished Understanding Comics and kept working on The Orchid Thief. If you have any questions about Understanding Comics, leave them in the comments and I’ll use them in my review.
I’ve also been thinking through this whole list of blog and book things I want to accomplish this summer. My short-term reading list includes The Book Thief, The Year of Magical Thinking, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Proust and the Squid, and Finding George Orwell in Burma. I think there are others, but I can’t remember. I’m just so, so excited to have time where I do what I want without feeling guilty that I’m not being a good student and doing my homework.
You’d think that after not blogging for that long I’d have more to say, but it’s all sort of escaped me right now. Life updates will come soon, and the promised celebration giveaway for my one year blogoversary. Thanks, by the way, to everyone who commented — your excitement was one of the things that kept me going through the hellish end of finals.
Anyway, I guess this will be it for now… happy Sunday (almost Monday)!