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winter blahs….

As anyone who knows me can attest to, I hate winter. I don’t like being cold. I don’t like shoveling snow. This winter we have experienced record snowfalls and it’s had me down.

I slacked off in almost every aspect of my life. The laundry piled up. Papers went ungraded. Blog went updateless. New year’s resolution ignored. I only read one book in February “fangirl” by Rainbow Rowell. I ordered it from Amazon when it showed up on a list of people who bought John Green books also bought this author.

“Fangirl” is the story of Cather a college freshman with a great deal of baggage: a runaway mother, a mentally unstable father, a popular twin sister and the whole new world of college life. Cather writes a fan blog about a popular book series and decides to major in English and discovers that her professor. while enamored with her she isn’t exactly a proponent of fan fiction. The book was clever, but at times the use of snippets from the fictitious popular books series became mundane and I even skipped some of the snippets. Overall, I would recommend the book to my students, but maybe not all of my friends.

I also purchased Rowell’s other book “eleanor & park” and I will read it, but I want to read the “Divergent” series before the movie comes out in two weeks and Green’s “The Fault In Our Stars” before its summer release date.

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