What?! It’s Monday already?
Apparently so. My, this past week was certainly out of the ordinary. I had not one but THREE interviews for an internship placement. I also, ironically, watched the movie “The Internship” with Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn for the first time last night. It was alllrrriiighht. It had it’s funny moments.
Although, between work, school, interviews, and homework, I was able to finish yet another book off my April reading list, which was The Chaperone.
This was such an enjoyable read. I literally could not put this book down. I woke up early and excited the last couple mornings so I could sneak in an extra half hour of reading before starting my day. However, this book made me realize what I was missing while reading Longbourn (a book I finished just before this one) and that was a feeling of connectedness to the main character. I’m not saying I have to relate to the characters, but I do need to feel some sort of connection or understanding. Cora, who is the chaperone, was such an interesting but average person. Her struggles, successes, and emotions felt very real to me. Throughout the book I felt invested in Cora’s story, cheering her on even. Ultimately, I was satisfied with how this story unfolded and remained engaged from the very beginning. This is a book I know my friends and my grandmother would enjoy. So a good read for everyone!
Next up is The Unbearable Lightness of Being. This book was recommended to me by a friend so I’m really excited to dig in this afternoon!
On another note, want to know my number one tip for finding good books?
When I’m flipping through magazines or scrolling through instagram/twitter I always snap a picture of a book that interests me. My phone is filled with pictures of books I want to read or purchase. That way, next time I’m at the bookstore or on amazon, I just pull out my phone and scroll through. I find it’s easier then keeping a list because I’m constantly deleting and adding photos. This tip worked perfectly last night when I was at the bookstore with my dad.
Do you have any tips for keeping track of the books you want to read? Any tips for finding book recommendations? I hear there are some pretty nifty websites out there that help you find books to suit your taste.