Top Five Books of the Summer

I spent a lot of time reading this summer, and even though I did a lot of cover judging and reading based purely on recommendation, most of them were pretty great. There were only a few that were bad enough that I won’t be keeping my copies. But a few do deserve some honorable mentions because I loved them that much.

Kat, Incorrigible, by Stephanie Burgis. This was a really cute book with good characterization and development, a fun story, and a satisfying ending. It wasn’t particularly deep or intense, but it had its surprises. I also like a character who is constantly pushed down but ends up coming out on top. It’s definitely one that has guaranteed a read for its sequel. Continue reading

I Admit It: I Hate Summer

Summer is nice for looks, but that’s about it. And even then, the other three seasons could beat it in terms of aesthetics.

Right now is the time when kids are heading back to school or getting ready to do so. Summer is coming to an end, school supplies are being purchased and days at the beach live on only as memories in Facebook photo albums.

And you know what? Good bloody riddance. I don’t like summer. I used to like summer because it meant a break from school, but eventually my dislike of this particular season overpowered my dislike for homework and horrible teachers. I haven’t been a fan of summer for quite some time, and I don’t see that changing unless they find a way to make air conditioners run for free. Continue reading

Catching Up On Sleep

Sometimes I feel like this. Other times I fall asleep as soon as I get into bed.

When people talk about sleep, I always say that I don’t really like it. It’s an unfortunate necessity, I says. All that time spent doing nothing, I says. Think about how much we could do if we never had to sleep! Think about how much of our lives are wasted away lying there in bed? Isn’t it weird that we dedicate a large portion of our living space to just lying there unconscious?

But I do have to admit that I love sleep. I love it even more when I’m incapable of getting it. This past weekend I was working every waking hour to finish a project on deadline, and then, the night after I finished, I ended up getting a single hour of sleep. Last night was the first night in a while that I was able to sleep more than four hours (and still only managed to grab around six). Continue reading