As a recent Tufts grad (yup, that happened), what have I been up to of late? Well, I can assure you, it’s all very productive stuff. I have a very strict schedule of taking yoga classes, cafe huntin, finding jobs online in said cafes, facebook-ing ,gmail-ing, pinning, and my newest obsession? (hint: it’s not getting rejected from jobs)
I can’t even begin to describe the sensation of reading for pleasure, after years of reading for academia. My brain has been deprived of such pleasure for so long that it now craves and devours books like never before. It’s not so much evidence of my intellectual pastimes than it is inactivity and boredom in suburbia… but I’m reading at a speed like never before. I’m talking about a book a day, essentially- unless it’s a 400-600 pager, in which case it might take 2-3 days. And if you can even believe it, this process is made EVEN MORE FUN with my discovery of a site called GoodReads. It’s essentially a social networking site but better, since it involves books, bookshelves, and recommendations. They have every book on there, I swear. Users can recommend books, compare what they’re reading to others (I mean, that’s what friends are for yea?), and my personal favorite, keep track of what they’ve read, are currently reading, and what they would like to read. Because I’m a huge multi-tasker (sorry book purists), I read like, 10 books at a time. Goodreads keeps track of the books for me, in case I forget. It’s brilliant.
So go ahead. Sign up. Add me as a friend- I promise not to poke you or anything (only because that’s not a functionality they have… yet). And get readin ;)