Sure, my summer’s — technically — begun about a month ago, but those languid days, I’m afraid I must admit, dear reader, have been whittled away in bed or at various cafes around town.
Twenty-five days down, a hundred and seven more to go.
Here’s how I intend to keep myself productive (and sane) before the time comes for me to pack my bags for London:
get a job read.
It turns out that I don’t particularly want to be employed — not for this summer, at least, and not at a soul-crushing nine-to-five. After all, it must be self-evident that hammering out inane promotional articles at one’s desk simply cannot hold a candle to late morning brunches with my mom and afternoons spent with my best friend, traipsing through museum galleries as we get up to our typical shenanigans. Surely I ought to spend more time with the people that I hardly get to see during the semester?
And so I shall devote some of my time to reading, instead, partly in preparation for the following academic semester (because I’m a nerd), and partly to catch up on my mammoth to-read list.
The following’s some of the books that I intend to finish by the end of this break, though this list will be updated (if I’m not too lazy to do so) as I receive more recommendations and acquire more ‘loot’ from bookstores:
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Lady Audley’s Secret
The All’s Well That Ends Well
Too Much and Not The Mood
What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours
At Your Own Risk: A Saint’s Testament
Footsteps: Literary Pilgrimages Around The World
On a side note, please do drop me book recommendations, if you have any, for they’ll be much appreciated!