Archive for February 16th, 2012

Good reads?

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Hey everyone. Hope you are enjoying your week so far. Mine has been hectic, but rewarding as well. Today I just weighed in, and am happy to report that I have lost 9lbs in two weeks!

In my ENC 1102 class, we have been reading short stories, and basically summarizing them up and discussing them in class. Last week, was a very interesting short story called “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell, and I found it to be an attention grabber! If you haven’t read it, basically it’s a murder/mystery short story that almost forces you to read it through in one sitting. It’s that interesting! I don’t want to spoil it, so I won’t get into any more details about it. The last couple of days of last week, and the first couple of this week, we moved on to a story called “The Shabbat.” It takes place during World War 2, and is sort of a comic type of story rather than a typical book. It told story about a girl in the war, and had a few instances where I found myself biting my nails out of anxiety, wanting to know what happened. It’s also a very interesting read.

What we are reading now, is a story called “The Jewelry” and I think this one is rather dull. :(   Basically it takes place in France back in the mid-late 1800′s, and is about a man and his wife, who loves fake jewelry. There is a bit of drama, where his wife dies, and he goes to sell the fake jewelry because he is short of funds, and finds out that the jewelry isn’t fake after all.. That part is pretty interesting, but overall the story to me is a bit on the dull side. This could be in part, to my taste in books and what I find interesting.

The point of this blog, was to give a little insight on what I am currently doing in my English class. Thinking about what stories I find interesting, or dull, or just plain bad, makes me wonder how other people feel. Have you ever read these stories? What is your take on them? Do you enjoy them? What style of book do you enjoy reading? These are all things I would love to know, so feel free to email me and talk about it! studentblog@scf.edu.

Time Flies

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I cannot believe this. I feel like the semester started but a couple of weeks ago, only to end my American History class with the announcement that in two weeks, we’re taking our Midterm! How did it get to be midterm time already? I suppose that this means its time to crack down on the studying. Thats the thing about history classes, there’s just so much to remember.

Meanwhile, I’ve been enjoying my Wednesdays on campus all day. This past Monday I made the awesome discovery that the Smoothie King in the library now sells hummus with pretzel chips. For those of you who are unsure of what this is, hummus is a dip/spread made of chickpeas and other vegetables. They have classic hummus, hummus with chili peppers, and hummus with garlic. There’s actually more than enough in the package, too! This pulled me through to lunch today, and I was glad to spread my leftovers on a sandwich. I thought that was pretty cool. Another cool thing is the Wednesday markets. Today, I tried some of the food sold at these booths, and it was really good! Home-made, affordable, and delicious. Just the way I like my food, haha.

Do you guys eat on campus very often? There are a lot of options available, right at your fingertips! There are also a lot of restaurants surrounding the school, many of them within walking distance. Do you have any suggestions or favorite places to visit? Share them with us in an email to studentblog@scf.edu!