I’m so sorry that I disappeared without a trace, but I am so thankful to all of you lovely people who stuck around with me on twitter and tumblr, and who will pick right up where they left off with me! <3 I love you guys! But my life has definitely not been the same without blogging and the wonderful friends I’ve made through blogosphere. I’m so excited to be back online!
Anyway, you’re probably wondering what I’ve been up to for the last five months! Well, mostly school stuff. Second term was a lot busier than first term, and I had a lot more meetings and training sessions to attend to prepare me to be a Frosh Week leader for September! I successfully completed my first year of university, and discovered where my passions lie. I will be pursuing an English Major degree with a minor in math. These are the two subjects that I want to teach when I become a teacher.
I also just had my first ever student teaching placement, and it was in a full day kindergarten class for two weeks. It was so much fun, and the little kiddies were so adorable!!! It was an eye opening experience, and I learned a lot. I’m glad that I got placed with such a young group, because it is basically the complete opposite end of the age spectrum of who I want to teach – which is high schoolers.
I also signed the lease on a house with four of my friends that I made at school this year, and I can’t wait to move in and live independently next year. I mean, I was in residence this year, which is independent, but it is no where near as much responsibility as living in your own house where you need to cook and clean for yourself.
Now, let us move on to talk about all of the books I’ve read in that time!
Natalie’s Single Sentence Reviews
OK. OK. They’re not all single sentences… but they’re short.
3:59 by Gretchen McNeil
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Allegiant by Veronica Roth
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
This was one of the cutest books I’ve read in a while, and I loved the twist at the end! I also fell in love with the entire Garrett family, and would love to have them as my own next door neighbours! I can’t wait to read What I Thought Was True!!!
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Smart GIrls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer
Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging
The Fault in Our Stars
Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo
This book was refreshingly real–the characters, the plot, and all the emotions. I devoured this book over one night and one morning. I quite enjoyed how the story was told in chunks by the two MCs because it really allowed me to understand their feelings. All in all this was a really good book, it just lacked the WOW factor for me.
Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
This one was a DNF for me. I got about 80 pages in and it was just so repetitive and whiny. I was rather upset because I ADORED A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
If you want a book that will make you laugh until you cry, and also give you a new perspective on serious issues like depression, this book full of short stories with hilarious illustrations is for you!
Crank by Ellen Hopkins
The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle
Anatomy Lesson by Matt Spadafora
(This book is going to get a little bit longer of a review than the other ones.) (Also my review of this book is not biased in any way.) Anatomy Lesson is a book of short stories written by my good friend Matt Spadafora. He took a “Making a Book” class in his last year of university and successfully wrote and published this book! The interesting concept is that each of these short stories revolve around a memory about a part of his body. Some of them are hilarious, some are revolting, and some of them hurt your heart. Also another major selling point about this book is that I’m mentioned ;)
Dead Girls Don’t Write Letters by Gail Giles
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
Every Day by David Levithan
The Program by Suzanne Young
Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller
Well, there you have it. A complete list of short review of all of the books I’ve read in the time since I let blogged (minus finishing a couple of series that I want to write about in separate posts.) Thank you for sticking with me and welcoming me back into the blogosphere with open arms!!! I’m so happy to be back :)