Summer is always a nice break from the rigor of academia during the school year. However, like many people, I find myself missing some aspects of academics fairly quickly. In this vein I’ve decided to embark on a long series of books for the summer. Throughout high school I was an avid reader of all types of books. Unfortunately, during the school year it is often hard to find time to read for enjoyment. Yesterday I went to the Quest library and picked out a plethora of interesting books, some simply for enjoyment and some that are more academic.
Currently I’m reading the dystopian novel 1984 by George Orwell. Somehow I managed to make it through high school English without reading the book and as an avid fan of dystopian novels it was becoming rather absurd that I hadn’t read the most famous one. Though I just started reading it yesterday I’m loving it so far. I predict I’ll be done by the end of the weekend and then it’s on to the next book, 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
In addition to all the books, I’ll also be reading quite a few academic articles. This summer is a prime time to make solid progress on my Keystone project that I’ll need to graduate. I recently had an idea for a study I could do and so I visited my mentor at Quest to see what she had to say. She sent me off with a long list of readings so I could understand the background information around what I wanted to do. Overall it’s safe to say I’m going to have a busy summer between all the reading and working!