Summer! Cough Cough

Small Wonder ftw

Almost immediately after turning in my last seminar paper of the semester I got sick. I feel like I have a combination of a cold and a battery malfunction. So, I am very excited about some blogging ideas and my own research, but I’m slow getting started because I’ve mostly been in bed watching old seasons of Mad Men and hugging the dog and coughing.

This summer I’m working on my rationale, writing an essay with my friend Megan about Veronica Mars, editing my paper about girlhood in literature about Juarez, and heavily revising a paper about Nancy Drew. I’m very excited about all these things. Plus, it will be nice to do so while also establishing great habits of writing daily, doing yoga, and regaining some balance. I have a hard time self-motivating without the pressure, but I’m hoping to overcome that this summer. What are your plans for the sunny season?

Anyway, tomorrow I’m going to a minor league baseball game which is as good a reason as any to get out of bed and get to work. So coming soon is a post about conferences, thoughts about Pinterest, Sally Draper, and many book reviews. I have a bunch of memoirs by women from the Middle East to read in addition to my comps reading list. Currently, I’m really enjoying Mad Girl’s Love Song about Sylvia Plath. Do you have any book recommendations for the summer? What’s on your summer reading list?

Also, time for summer work, meaning odd jobs, mostly reading portfolios.  As I worked on this blog, my 9 year old sister donated $2 to me. I’m not even joking. I’m going back to my sick bed now.

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