June 22, 2017

School Update 6/22/17

I had my last class of the quarter Tuesday night. It would have been sad except that most of us are going on together to the next 2 classes. And one of those is taught be the same professor. So it was more like, "See you in a few weeks." than, "See you later."

So here's what's up. I have 16 days free of school. Well, technically. I have some books for next quarter I can start reading. But I don't have any assignments due. I don't have any classes to attend.

I have been waiting for this break for a while now. And believe you me, I have plans. I have a list of movies to watch, books to read, and cleaning to do during the break. Of course, we are still going out of town for 5 days and I still have to work that full time job. Maybe I am over ambitious. I'm sure you can guess which thing will fall by the wayside if I find I don't have enough time in the day to do everything. Haha!

Mike and I watched Ocean's Eleven Monday night which took one movie off the list. There are two movies on the list I've never seen before, but mostly they are re-watches for me. The books I'm thinking about reading are not heavy fare. Mostly light brain-candy. And the house cleaning is just basic cleaning that has been ignored while I'm in school. But believe me there is a huge list on 5 pages to check off. I've checked off two so far.

Ok. So the books to read while I'm off school. I have been going through my Goodreads list and I see a book, and think, "Ooh! That one!" And then I realize it's a pretty heavy non-fiction book. So maybe not.

Here's what I'm considering:

18 and Life on Skid Row by Sebastian Bach. This came out last fall and I pre-ordered it. Unfortunately, I haven't had time to read it. Skid Row was one of my favorite hair metal bands back in the day and I am pretty excited to read this book by it's front man. He sang on Broadway after his stint in the band. He was Jekyll and Hyde. Now he has a solo career and he travels the world. I follow him on social media and he's very upbeat and positive, not whiny or complainy at all.

Happy People Read and Drink Coffee by Agnes Martin-Lugand - This has such a happy cover and it's very small. Perfect school break reading.

The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich - This is a YA book about two spies who have to win the affections of the same girl. But they fall in love with each other, instead. I got this from the Book of the Month Club a couple of months ago. What? Of course I haven't read it yet.

The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney - I got this last summer, but haven't gotten to it yet. Story of my life, yes? Anyway, it's a book about rich people problems, which I love.

The Regional Office is Under Attack by Manuel Gonzales - This is supposedly a hilarious sci-fi book about spies and stuff. I won it in a giveaway at my library a long time ago. Now would be the perfect time to check it out.

I don't even think that I will get through this entire list. I may not read any of these. That's the think about school breaks. You don't have to read any assigned stuff. I can decide later based on how I'm feeling at the time. The piles of books to choose from is massive, so who knows.