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Finals are done. I am free from school for 3 whole weeks. I am going to get a book and run away to another world.

Any suggestions?


Tracie said…
“Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.” – J.K. Rowling

The Work and the Glory series is always good too
Rob-bear said…
Congratulations on being finished school! Any sign of marks yet? Hope they are good, considering what you were going through while studying. Takes me back to the last time I was studying — working on a second Master's degree. I'll tell you about that, sometime.

I suggest escaping to Canada. It's like a totally different world up here, compared to the US. A friend once said that I didn't need to be in a witness protection program, because I was living in Saskatchewan, Canada. The locals are friendly. Even the Bears are kindly, though perhaps a touch enigmatic. This is (or may be) one place where you might be able to let your darlings out on their own for a few hours, without having to worry about their falling into bad hands. Enigmatic Bear paws, maybe; bad hands, unlikely.

Blessings and Bear hugs.
Leslie said…
Hey! I was thinking about you and just wanted you to know it. Congrats on finishing your semester. Call me. I think you have my number. I don't have yours.
Claire Wessel said…
Don't remember the author, but I liked "Farishta" (but it might be too lovey for you!) and I also really liked a book called "Duty Free" by Moni Mohsin. I'm sure you'd like the last one but you'd have to get used to the broken english way of writing :) They are both books you don't have to think much while reading. My favorite kind after a long semester of thinking and stress!!
Cari Hislop said…
Why not try writing a short story? What ever comes to mind...any genre (or mix of genres). You'll spend a lot of time in the next few years reading other people's stories! Why not take a few days to create one for you? A beginning a middle and an end...find a character give them their head...and get some angst out of your head at the same time.

Or if you're mentally too done in for that...knowing your reading covers quite a large area: have you ever read any Fannie Hurst? She was a writer in the 20's and 30's. Famous in her day, but now barely remembered. Her book 'Lummux' should be on the classics list (as far as I'm concerned). If you like the first few pages you'll love the book. It's sad, but uplifting. If you want something light and funny there's this great author Deborah Sharp who starts a series of Mystery-romances set in Florida with 'Mama Does Time'...usually I can't read these days more without my annoying internal editor whirring away in the background, but her book shut that down and I sat up all night laughing.

What about some old YA favorites?
Alexander Key or Andre Norton (I just LOVE Octagon Magic as well as Lavender Magic) Any book that you really really loved as a young person that you read during happy summer times.

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