Sunday Salon: Summer’s Over

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Well summer’s not really over, but it’s over for me. Tomorrow is the first day of the fall semester and I have to say I’m a little excited about it. My professors are wasting no time and have started emailing students about class rules and expectations. I’m only taking classes in my major (anthropology) which will be fun though the books are pretty dense. I already know that this semester I’m required to go to the zoo (for my physical anthro class), visit several different places of worship (for my magic, witchcraft, and religion class), and dig holes around campus (lab part of my archaeology methods class). Not bad.

Last week I had huge plans for my reading but didn’t finish even one book. I did start reading It by Stephen King yesterday for the It read-along. It’s pretty creepy and well-written so far. I think it’ll make a great read for the October read-a-thon.  I’m finding that I want to spend as much time as possible with it, which might be a problem with school starting.

This will be a short post since I still have more school shopping to do before getting back to It.

What are you reading today?


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32 Responses to Sunday Salon: Summer’s Over

  1. BermudaOnion says:

    I hope you have a wonderful semester!

  2. Samantha says:

    I’m participating in the IT-along too! My copy is on hold at the library so I’m going to grab it Monday when I get off work. I’m super excited but also super nervous to read it. Good luck with all of your classes! They sound very interesting and diverse 🙂

    • Vasilly says:

      Thanks, Sam! I was really nervous about reading It too. Even though it’s been a little creepy, it’s not as creepy as I imagined. Happy reading.

  3. Erika says:

    Happy beginning of school! Sounds like you have some awesome classes this semester– I’m jealous.

  4. Heather says:

    It sounds like you’re going to enjoy this semester!

    I’m reading Breed by Chase Novak and it’s super creepy. I’m only about forty pages in, and I can already tell that it’s going to get even MORE creepy. *shudders*

    • Vasilly says:

      Oh! That sounds like a nice creepy read! I’m counting down until Carl’s RIP Challenge starts at the end of this week. Now if only the weather would comply! Have a good week, Heather.

  5. aartichapati says:

    I had huge plans to read this weekend, too, and I did finish a book, but I spent more time catching up on my Google Reader and writing a long-delayed post than anything else. Sigh. But it’s been nice catching up with everyone 🙂

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  7. Megan says:

    I always loved those moments of anticipation of some good classes when the semester was about to start, before you start to feel so bogged down by the work end of it all. Sounds like your classes this semester have a lot of very interesting elements – hope it’s a great semester for you!

  8. Happy Back to School! My favorite time of year even when I’m not taking classes. Hope your classes are great — they certainly sound interesting!

  9. heidenkind says:

    I love going to the zoo! It sounds like you have a lot of really fun classes. Where do you think you’ll dig around campus?

  10. Bookworm says:

    Sounds like you’ve got an interesting semester coming up 🙂 good luck!
    I read IT and very much enjoyed it, it’s one of those involved books that really suck you in.
    I just finished On The Island and it was fantastic.

  11. Chris says:

    I wish tomorrow were ACTUALLY fall :p That would be wonderful! So exciting that you get to focus on just Anthro now! I loved my anthropology courses and actually considered minoring in it in college. Hope it’s a good semester for you!

  12. I cant wait to hear about your magic/religion class. That sounds so interesting.

  13. Your classes sound like fun! I hope this is a wonderful school year for you. 🙂 And I think you’re very brave for reading IT.

  14. It sounds like you are going to be very active this semester! 🙂

  15. softdrink says:

    Sounds like it might be a fun semester! I’m kinda jealous of the required activities.

  16. iliana says:

    I hope you have a great semester. Your magic, witchcraft and religion class sounds so interesting. You’ll have to tell us more about that!

    • Vasilly says:

      Iliana, we had a great first class meeting! In an hour and a half, my professor talked about Stephen Hawkings, The Big Bang Theory (the show), women’s rights, and the dwindling middle class. I made a good choice picking that professor. 🙂

  17. nomadreader says:

    Good luck with your semester! I had one semester in college when I only had courses in my major, and I loved it! I hope it’s as good for you as it was for me (and that you can find time to read for pleasure with all of that work too.)

  18. Your classes sound like SO MUCH FUN!

    And I was doing some It-Along reading on Sunday, too. Got stuck in the car in a torrential downpout and refused to get wet. Voila! Reading time. I’d forgotten how quirky and cool Stephen King’s writing is. The names of his characters kill me, and their dialect is awesome. Hope you enjoy it!

  19. Your classes sound like so much fun! I can’t wait to see what you’ll do at the zoo.

  20. stacybuckeye says:

    A magic, witchcraft and religion class? You’ll have to share some of the fun stuff!

  21. Aiyiyi…looks like I completely missed your month of reading time! But your classes sound amazing, so not all is lost. (And I LOLed at your comment about needing a nightlight more than a clown nose in your earlier post about the read-a-long. Now every time I see you mention it, I think of that!) I’m just dipping one toe into all-things-online, but will get caught up soon. Hope your week is off to a good start!

  22. Chinoiseries says:

    What is your specialisation within Anthropology? Your excursions sound really fun, more fun than just being stuck in a classroom 😉 I didn’t know that there were classes on Wicca/Paganism, sounds interesting!

    How far have you progressed with It? Have you started hating clowns yet?

    Today, I’m re-reading a bit of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone for the read-along and a bit of non-fiction on the American Civil War & Reconstruction.

  23. boardinginmyforties says:

    Summer ended for me when my son started college. It always seems shorter and shorter every year, doesn’t it? Hope your classes are going well. I’m quite behind in my Reader but hope to catch up with you and your posts soon! Take care!

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