Tonight is a school night and tomorrow is my first day of junior year. This summer was definitely one of the best summers I’ve had in a long time and I’m not sure if I’m ready to say goodbye just yet.
Over the summer I was kind of bombarded with school work (three books for AP English, a Spanish packet, an Algebra II packet, and a very extensive seventy-paragraph history project…) and I had something to do almost every day. Between the journalism camp at Penn State, going down the shore with my friends, and then again with my family, I was barely home the month of July.
I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve made a proper post on here, and I feel bad for sort of neglecting my reading responsibilities this summer. But I’m glad I focused on my school work and wasn’t stressing over getting everything finished last minute. I think my favorite summer reading book was The Great Gatsby (I loved it so much, really. It’s definitely up there with Harry Potter and The Catcher in the Rye…). And although I’m having trouble putting my love for it in words, I’ll definitely write a review for it eventually. I also read The Color Purple by Alice Walker and The Partly Cloudy Patriot by Sarah Vowell, neither of which I liked.
I always pictured junior year as a school year of importance: PSATs, SATs, HSPAs, AP classes, colleges… it’s a lot and I’m almost positive I won’t be reading as much as I usually do. (I am currently halfway through Insurgent by Veronica Roth and totally loving it!) Also, I still have a stack of new books to read and a craving to visit Barnes and Noble soon, so who knows…
I really hope everyone enjoyed their summer vacation and has a good new year back at school!