For whatever reason, the last day of school didn't feel like the last. Puja drove me home early from our exam. Then I went to Unleashed, aka this huge party put on at Aniesa's church, with my friends. We played Starburst wars and sumo wresting twister. I left, got a free smoothie and then went to go play tennis with Kyle and three other friends of mine that are back from their first year of college. It definitely reminded me of last summer.
I finished reading Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close the other day. I'll admit, I bawled my eyes out throughout almost the entire book. Since I'm terribly behind on my 2011 Reading Challenge, I spent this past week reading The Glass Menagerie and Death of a Salesman. I think I should get in a better habit of writing reviews on my Goodreads account, but it will suffice to say neither were my favorite.
I took a trip to Barnes & Noble and bought copies of Looking for Alaska, The Catcher in the Rye, and To Kill a Mockingbird, three books I love dearly. I'm not sure what to make of the expanding teen fiction and vampire teen fiction sections I saw, though. I mean, I'm all for teens reading more, but when will they realize what they're reading -- for the most part -- is garbage and smut? Amongst the books available at B&N, I recommend City of Bones, Ender's Game and The Hunger Games trilogy to anyone who hasn't read 'em. (Disclaimer: The fourth in the City of Bones series was kind of lame, i.e. a 'filler' between the remaining two.) If you're looking for book recommendations, Natalie has written quite a few on mix tape.
Yesterday I ate Chinese buffet and went bowling with Emilia, David and Chris. We laughed at our pitiful scores and talked about Justin Bieber dolls. Yes, as scary as it sounds, they exist. I plan to add my fortune to my Moleskine, which is in the process of becoming a "hip" scrapbook of mine.
During the past week I saw Gnomeo & Juliet and Megamind on DVD. Both were endearing yet only mildly entertaining hence their rented status. I bought a copy of Atonement and The Last Station to add to my James McAvoy film
Today my older brother comes home from college. I've missed him. A lot.
Now my time should be devoted to studying for SAT and my one last remaining Cambridge exam because both are incredibly important.
I'll catch you guys on the flipside.