February 4, 2015

An Update on Me

A friend of mine recently challenged me to participate in this 26 books to read this year challenge. Of course, I couldn't say no.

So, I'm not going to read the books in order, because that just seems way too simple. So I started off with reading a book I was supposed to read in school. This ended up being more of a bad choice than anything, because the book was slightly awful, but I had to read it anyway.

So my first book of the challenge is The Circle by Dave Eggers. Plot was okay, interesting ideas for sure and definitely gave me something to think about. But, as much as I hate to say this, the writing was somewhat lacking and definitely boring at some parts. But I didn't skim at all, and forced myself to stick through it and read the whole thing anyway.

I've also been writing a lot for classes and working on Equity again, and reading and reviewing a ton of poetry and basically just being surrounded by all things writing. I'm even back working as a mentor for a group of middle schoolers in this program called Word Play, which is all about trying to get them excited about writing. It's great.

Other than that, there isn't all that much to say. Sixteen hours of class, ten hours of work, however many hours of homework, and a lot of freezing cold wind and snow outside. Life is, well, it's life. I try to spend as much time as I can curled up with a blanket and tea in my room reading or writing instead of wandering out into the cold.