Thus, the grand "book-packing" began this evening...
Now go ahead and call me crazy *elapse time* but I actually like to keep my textbooks *have some more time here*
Remember that my books now consist mainly of literature anthologies and reference books which shall always be there to read...(or take up a few shelves when I "grow up" and own my own library)
But I started clearing away this semester's books in anticipation of next semester's books. I have permanently taken over half of the dining room table (because I still can't do "homework" in my own room).
While shifting around the "merchandise," I thought long and hard about this semester. I am still awaiting grades (I only know results in two classes) but I am DONE, nevertheless.
- The Canterbury Tales
- several legal terms & ideas specifically concerning mass communications
- FOUR newspaper length articles (prepared outside of class)
- THREE "unbiased" features about major political figures (inside class)
- an Election Day "on campus" story
- a MAGAZINE length feature story
- THREE "short stories" (36 pages of original fiction)
- (which means I read over 30 original fiction pieces by classmates)
- major figures in 16th century English literature (poetry)
- nearly 50 new poems (along with studies in formal poetry)
Alongside all I have learned, I have also managed to make several new friends. THIS I did NOT expect. I just assumed I would barrel through my last semesters, NOT taking names.
The complete opposite has occurred.It seems as if I have surrounded myself with several "writing friends" (who double as "drinking friends")...I expect an official "circle" to be created soon!Now as much as I appreciate my "old" friends, there is nothing like having a conversation about story ideas, plots, writing exercises, grammar, and long lost books with people who LOVE story ideas, plots, writing exercises, grammar, and long lost books.
*more elapsed time to call me CRAZY*
thirty-three more days until Spring 2009 starts...