July 15, 2015

Summer Reading List

I'm nowhere near the avid reader I was when I was younger, because I've let it slip off of my priority list over time (especially since I don't have the incentive of a free personal sized pizza from Pizza Hut for reading any number of books- anyone else miss Book It?!). I didn't even realize how much it bothered me that I hadn't been reading for fun anymore until I went to BookCon with Bailey at the end of May. I ended up buying more books than Bailey did (and she reads much more quickly and often than I do) with the intentions of making myself unplug and take some time to read text in actual books again.
Orange Is The New Black Piper Kerman
I picked this book up last summer (before I began watching the Netflix series-which I LOVE btw) and only read a chapter of it because I kept getting distracted by other things. I decided to pick it up again this summer and yes, I'm still reading it for the same reasons as last summer, but I'm determined to finish it... soon. Piper Kerman came to Kutztown during the fall semester at the same time as one of my dreaded classes. I emailed the professor to ask if I could be a little late to class to which he responded it wasn't an acceptable reason to be late and guess who showed up late to class? (hint: it wasn't me). Still a little bitter. #SorryNotSorry. I was so jealous because my roommates all went and had a great time getting pictures and signed books after listening to Piper speak. So far, I love the book it's just a little difficult for me to keep the characters straight because they differ from the show.

Art Before Breakfast Danny Gregory
Sometimes I forget to create things. I get all these super ideas that I either forget about or write down and never actually do. While I was at BookCon, I picked up this book because I loved the ideas Gregory proposed about making time to create every day and think that if I'm going to teach art I need to practice what I preach. I read a few pages while I was in line for Shane Dawson and I know it's going to be a quick read, I just want to make sure I follow through and take his challenges to be a more active artist.

I Hate My Selfie Shane Dawson
As I mentioned before, Bailey and I waited in line for quite a while to get a picture with Shane Dawson at BookCon and in order to get the wristband for the photo-op, you had to purchase the book. I used to watch Shane Dawson's YouTube channel frequently so I thought I might as well read his book. Bailey says it's a quick, easy read because it's a collection of short essays.
 
Let's Get Lost Adi Alsaid
Bailey and I had the pleasure of meeting Adi in New York and he's such a nice guy that I decided I have to read his books.
 
Never Sometimes Always Adi Alsaid
(Pre-Order Will be Released August 4)

Have you read any of these books? What are you reading this summer? Any Suggestions?

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