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Summer's End

As summer draws to a close, I find myself eager to get back to school. I think the idea that I will be done in two semesters makes me wish it was over. With the light visible at the end of what has been a very long, but very worthwhile tunnel, I just want to keep moving. Speaking of wishing, this picture just sums up my dream of traveling and hitting the open road. I love the idea of experiencing life in more than one place. I don't understand people who are content to just stay in one place all of the time. Of course, in addition to the camper, I want one of these to scoot around on.
I have been doing a last minute rush of reading in order to get in some more fun before it becomes textbooks, textbooks, textbooks all of the time. I read my first Jodi Picoult and I really loved it. She is a much better writer than I thought she would be (breaking my whole "if so many people are reading it, it must be crap" rule see: James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Danielle Steel, etc. I pu…

A Hopeless Romantic

I picked this one up at work. I am so guilty of judging books by their covers and this one has a very pretty cover. The overall story was cute, but it never really rises above cute. I could have used a little more meat to this story. On one level it was about the main character discovering what she wanted out of life, but Laura either hides her head in the sand or spends most of the book ignoring the issue. Oh, to date the gorgeous Marquis or not the Marquis, that was the question. I think I only liked it because it was British. Evans had more enjoyable secondary character, Mary's story would have been a better novel instead of being a story within the story. But, as it is summer, and I have sworn off heavy reading for a bit, it fit the bill. The major bonus was, at 531 pages, it brings me that much closer to completing the ChunksterChallenge.