Thursday, April 29, 2010

Book Suggestions

So, I am a lover of books. All books. Anytime, anywhere really it doesn't matter. A book can brighten up any day and I love getting so lost in whatever I am reading that I completely forget about my reality. I've put together a few of my most recently read books and would suggest them to everyone!

1. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The movie was fantastic, but like always, the book is SO much better! I read this book in high school but didn't enjoy it then as much as I do now.

2. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
A good book with a great story about a father and daughter. I would suggest ANY of Nicholas Sparks books because they are simply amazing. All of them.

3. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Piccoult
A powerful book with such a great story line. The movie is completely different than the book, which I think is a bad idea but I would suggest the book before the movie. Always.

4. Love The One You're With by Emily Giffin
A light read but it really gets you thinking about your current relationships and past relationships. That saying, the grass is always greener on the other side fits well with this story although sometimes the grass isn't as green as it looks

5. Are You There Vodka, It's Me Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
I can't get enough of her talk show, Chelsea Lately on E! so I picked up her book to see what it was about. What I got was short stories that were so hysterical I laughed out loud and got strange looks from everyone around. Definitely pick this book up if you are in need for a good laugh and like her humor!

New to this...

For some strange reason I feel compelled to starting a blog? Although I feel like I have nothing significant to share with the world I figured I will give this a try!

What has been on my mind lately:

- Final exams are coming up next week and I am starting to stress/freak out about them
- My family is opening a restaurant in 2 weeks and I am SO excited that it is hard to stay focused on school because all I want to do is be home!
- My 21st birthday is in exactly 14 days therefore another distraction from school. Plus my three absolute best friends are coming to celebrate with me! Did I mention my birthday was in 14 days?!
- I am currently in the process of changing my major? I feel such a relief from this decision although nothing is final yet because I have to be accepted into the specific college but this is an exciting step and one that I hope will improve my college life
- I have taken the liberty of planning my sweet sister's surprise 13th birthday party and cannot wait!
- Taylor Swift concert is in two days or 46 hours! Containing my excitement is getting harder each day!

I've been having mixed reviews about college life lately.. Some days I just feel like it's not all that everyone makes it out to be but other days I really enjoy where I am at in my life. I guess I have just been bogged down by this impossible major that I have chosen and it has brought a grey cloud over such a fun time in my life. I am hoping that with my new decision to change majors comes more sunshine and fun and less stress! A Biological Sciences major sounds like a good idea.. but in all honestly I just feel like it is not worth the added stress and not-so-great grades that it has added to my life! So to take control of this situation and make it better, I am contemplating/pursuing a Psychology major. My potential career goal is to become a Genetics Counselor focusing on the prenatal aspect, so I am thinking a psych major would be a good idea.

(Please excuse all of the random thoughts of this first post haha I will eventually put to rest my A.D.D. and focus on one subject for each post. Eventually!)