Part 1: School
My school life has gotten a little busier in the last week than it was before spring break. I have been given a 6-8 page research paper* to do in my American Literature class, and I’m supposed to be writing that in between reading and being quizzed on The Great Gatsby. (While I’m not opposed to reading this book, I do know that having to take notes and quizzes on books does make the whole reading experience a little less enjoyable.) Not only am I getting more homework than usual, but I also take the SAT on Tuesday (yay). I’ve had to cut into my reading time to make room for studying equations and learning how to analyze passages. The good news is that once I get Tuesday out of the way, (hopefully) I won’t have to take it ever again (YAY!).
*PS: I’m doing my paper on the benefits of a minimalist lifestyle. Let me know if you would be interested in reading it after I turn it in. If you are, I’ll be sure to post it here!
Part 2: After-School
April showers bring softball season. I love softball season, it’s my favorite, but it’s such a “Johnny-on-the-spot” kind of sport. We have our schedule planned out at the beginning of the year, but sometimes an hour before our game, it will get canceled due to weather. And then, I have to plan out the rescheduled games and plan my schoolwork around them. Outdoor sports are more complicated than your average basketball games. This is why it’s been so hard for me to post—I never know when I can get time to write for you!
Part 3: My Reading Life
I have been scrounging around trying to read whenever I can. If you are new here or don’t remember, one of my New Year’s Resolutions was to read all of my TBR books before I buy any new ones. I’ve been almost perfect with my goal—the only exception I’ve made is for my monthly Uppercase books, and I bought myself Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda for my birthday so I could see the movie in theaters. (#worthit) Not counting my current read (Obsidio. And click this link to friend me on Goodreads so you can stay up to date on what I’m reading.), I have only three books left on my physical TBR!
In other bookish news, I have also created a NetGalley account, which I’m very excited to start using for eARCs! I won’t reveal what I have on my shelf yet, but so far I have two books to read, and the first comes out at the end of May. (Ooh, mysterious.) My goal is to finish my physical books by the time school gets out so I can read the ARCs and go on a "summer break book shopping spree."*
*My mom has given me two BN gift cards this year, one for Valentine’s Day and one for my birthday, and I’ve been saving them until I meet my New Year’s resolution. I’ll be sure to post a haul when I go. (Thanks, Mom. <3)
Well, that’s all I have for today—thank you all so much for reading my blog! Next week is The Book Insider’s 2 YEAR BIRTHDAY (WHAT?!). Be sure to check back in for an exciting celebration of the last year of blogging.
Until next time,
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It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Ashton is a high school girl with a passion for books. She also participates in other activities such as sports and musical groups.