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Book Log: Week 14

18. Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

Finally finished! This was a great non-fiction book. Some of the information was disturbing but it’s good to know the truth about our food production system. This is the book that drove me to continue my vegetarian diet. I would recommend it to everyone who is considering becoming a vegetarian. To those who are meat-lovers, reading this will make you sad every time you take a bite out of those chicken wings :/

Rating: ★★★★

Book Log: Week 13

17. The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

This book is written by the same author as Speak, and was recommended to me by one of my best friends. This book was ok, not as  good as Speak for sure. The end was a bit cheesy but overall it was enjoyable. It wasn’t as heavy a read as Speak was, although there were some serious parts involving her dad’s ptsd.

Rating: ★★

Book Log: Week 11

16. Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris

This book took me forever to finish, even though it wasn’t very long. Unfortunately I did not enjoy it as much as I liked the other books by Sedaris. There was a lot more satire in this book, which I usually love, but somehow it didn’t work for me here. It’s still a great book, but didn’t live up to the huge hype that surrounded it.

Rating: ★★★

Book Log: Week 10

again, no books… I did start another book: Eating Animals, so currently I am almost at the end of both books (Eating Animals and Lets Explore Diabetes With Owls)

:(

New Job?

So, after I got the job at the frozen yogurt store, they told me I couldn’t only work the hours I said I was available, and that I had to work at least 16 hours a week. That was a lot more than I’d signed up for, so unfortunately I had to give up the job. I was really sad when I told them I couldn’t work for them anymore, but I just couldn’t do what they wanted me to. It’s been about a month now.

This week I went in for another interview at this tutoring center for k-8 kids. This center is really cool, and not only teaches math and language arts, but also foreign language and critical thinking/logic. The atmosphere of the center was surprisingly modern, nothing like the extremely intensive after-school program I had attended in elementary school (although it made me an extremely advanced math student, it was not a happy place). I’m excited to start work here tomorrow. I talked out hours and I’ll be working approximately 8 hours a week, mostly on Saturdays and Fridays.

Book Log: Week 9

didn’t finish any books this week :( about half way through Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls by David Sedaris

Anonymous asked: congrats on the license!

Thanks!

Passed My Driving Test!

At 17.5 years old, 1.5 years late, I finally got my drivers license. I’m really late to the whole thing and have had to deal with people two grades lower than me posting facebook statuses reading “watch out people!!!! licensed!!!!!”.

I had my behind-the-wheel driving test yesterday at the local DMV and it went really well. I ended up getting 5/15 allowed errors for driving too slowly while changing lanes and not looking right long enough on a right turn. I was pretty nervous for the test because most of my friends failed their first tests, and was surprised it went to well.

Today I drove on my own for the first time. No adult in the passenger seat. No one to yell watch out if a person suddenly ran into the road. I drove to the gym and the library. Pretty standard routes. I didn’t crash and die. I feel a lot of new freedom but why am I so anxious I’ll have an accident?