It’s a few days late, but here’s a quick update on what’s going on in December, in my life… so probably yes – a reflection of what will be on the blog. Becoming a more active Goodreads user for one, all credit to the many Reading Clubs I’ve joined, traveling to Lithuania and Venice, and preparing for next semester. All information here! It’s hard to believe that December is already upon us – and that I’m late in making this post by 10 days… but a third of the month can’t have been so crazy right? Unfortunately wrong. Since December 1st, I have been an absolutely on-the-ball Goodreads user like never before. It all began in late November when I wondered to myself, “How many books have I read in 2013 really?” and I was slightly disappointed to think that it may have been under 20 books, and that I’d let myself slip from my former reading habits of childhood.
So I went on Goodreads naturally, because while I did not used to write reviews or spend an exorbitant amount of time on the website – I almost always recorded what I read. To my surprise (probably not others), I was surprised to see that I had read about 50 books so far this year. That was almost double the amount I had expected to see – and I heaved a sigh of relief, only to be scratching the itch again, when I saw my “to-read” list.
Alas. I decided I wanted to join some fellow book readers, to write some reviews and post my writing on that website. So that as what I did. And I’ve enjoyed it ever since. All the books I’ve read this month and a few from last month have all been recorded in their own shelf, and I make sure to review them all – and making new friends from all over the world who love to read and write as much as I do.
NOTE: I will be attempting to post my Goodreads reviews so it will be more fluid
So with a new goodreads account, my next update/challenge was finishing all of my schoolwork and preparing for the new semester. This requires a bit of backstory. Earlier this semester, I applied for a post-graduate program that was running for 2 weeks in February because at the time – I believed I was staying for a full year in Germany and I wouldn’t be starting the next semester until late February. But update time (right?), I’m going home to Boston next Semester with a lighter heart for studying abroad, but ready for real academic work again. But I threw the whole post-graduate problem out of my head, there was no way I, an undergraduate student, would get in… Unfortunately, that is where the problem started.
And I’ll probably look something like this.
I received my acceptance letter a few days ago – and although I have not yet received confirmation from 1 professor that I can miss the classes necessary to attend it – I will be doing that. Most likely. Probably. And I’m so excited for it. But in the consequences is the small issue that I will have to deal with missing 2 weeks of a full schedule and have to catch up – so most likely in late February, I will be dealing with way too much work to post- so we’ll say 2 or 3 weeks of break then?
Travels this month are consisting of Lithuania (where I am at the moment) and Venice, where I’ll be going from December 15th – 19th with some dear friends from Dresden. Of course there will be a post for each, I won’t be late like I was last time – but just know that some travel posts will be coming soon! Brief interlude: Everyone needs to go to Lithuania – it’s the most amazing place in the world and if you love snow, then come during winter. I could not have picked a better place by accident.