Hello world! I’m so sorry for dropping the ball on Paper Breathers last month… except for this past weekend when my parents came and fed me and took me on a boat ride, I’ve been living in the lab running experiments, reading papers, and starting to write my first paper and first fellowship application. I did get a little bit of book-reading done during incubation times, but other than that, I did nothing blog-worthy, haha. Some summers I read excessively, but this was not one of those summers!
However, I think I made up for my lack of book-reading with tons of book-boarding. I’m so proud of my August book finds, and OH LOOK there’s a boat! I was most excited about
those crab cakes The Witch of Blackbird Pond, a childhood favorite; it’s lightly marred by some scribbles on the cover and a few pages inside, but look at that shiny cover! ❤ Old books are the best books.
As a second-year student this year, I might have less time to read and blog compared to last year. But I also won’t be super stressed, since my comps (or quals/prelims?) won’t be until next June and I’ll probably start freaking out in May. Also, it seems like the more homework and classwork I have, the more procrastination-prone I get, and so I may end up reading more… eep, we’ll see!
I’m looking forward to reading all your wonderful book blogs again, and I have more new and strange ideas I want to try out in this little bloggity space of mine. I’m just going to take it nice and easy though and focus on school first – just got my binders organized and my new planner color-coded, and I’m sooo ready to rock this year!
Are you excited for back-to-school/work season? Did you read anything awesome this summer?