There’s No Place Like…

HOME. At last. But first, a recap of a book you must read. It made my travels go so much faster being able to tear through such a thrilling book as this one:

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“Dr. Marcel Petiot was, by day, a handsome and charming physician with remarkable charisma. By night, he preyed upon the most vulnerable people of society with unspeakable deviousness. It was in the basement of his townhouse that the French police discovered a macabre spectacle of skulls, bones, and dismembered body parts. The doctor took flight and thus began an eight month manhunt into a twilight world of Gestapo, gangsters, Resistance fighters, pimps, prostitutes, traitors, and other shadowy figures of the Parisian underworld.

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Sitting on a dark plane reading a TRUE story about a  horiffic killer makes for a little bit of creepiness, but this book teaches you so much about Nazi-occupied Paris but reads like a crime thriller. I love it.

I got home at about 9:30 last night and it feels amazing. There’s just nothing like hugging your mom for the first time in months or coming home to your clean, bright, beautiful house. Waking up to my puppy snuggling me and eating breakfast in my cheery kitchen was a welcome experience.

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After a day of sitting, my body is needing a trip to the gym pronto! Here I go!

What is your favorite part about coming home? 

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Tutor

I officially start my tutoring job tomorrow!! I am so excited!! I have a meeting at 12 today to figure out all the details and then every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I get to be a tutor from 3-5pm ish. I am so excited to have something to break up the day and a reason to put on something other than sweats. And leave my house. YES.

 

Another exciting development? This new brace allows me to wear jeans because it keeps the top from pressing down on my fracture. I can be warm! I am so happy! Plus I have really cute jeans!

 

Also I have decided to register for online classes next semester. I know it’s two months away, but I have to register this Thursday and I just have no idea how ready I will be to start climbing hills on a college campus in that time. I planned on being a lot farther ahead in my recovery at this point BUT that’s okay. I now know to just TAKE IT EASY and not try to exercise. I can’t and I just need to get over it so I can get better.

Anyway, I don’t want to stress myself out by feeling like OMGIHAVETOBEBETTERINTWOMONTHSORIAMGOINGTODIE so I am going to do online classes, tutor, and most importantly HEAL. Then I can go back in the summer to take some classes and know that I have plenty of time. I won’t feel stuck here when I have a lot of schoolwork to keep up on.

 

I wish the weekend wasn’t ending 😦 oh well!

What was your favorite thing about your weekend?

Rad Reading

One good thing about having to rest so much is that I have more time to read books than I’ve ever had before! I’ve really enjoyed everything I’ve read so far for the most part and I would suggest these books to anyone whose interested 🙂 

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“The House at Riverton” is about a young poet who kills himself at a society party in the 1920’s, but only the maid Grace and the family’s two daughters know the dark truth. Years later, as Grace is living out her last days in a nursing home, a filmmaker comes to interview her about that night and she is forced to face many years of secrets. I could not put this book down!! It’s one of those tales where the full picture is slowly revealed by carefully placed details so you are always curious about what is going to happen next. It has a lot of suspense and history and the characters really come to life. 

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“Life of Pi” is about a young Indian boy who is very faithful. His family immigrates to Canada but the ship they are on and he finds himself stranded in a lifeboat with a full sized Bengal tiger. I wasn’t sure if I would like this book or not because I didn’t see how a story could be compelling when it’s just one boy and a tiger in the middle of the ocean for the duration of the novel. But the author does a fantastic job of keeping it suspenseful, throwing in flashbacks and anecdotes to keep it from being monotonous. I loved it! 

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I’m only about a third of the way through this book. It is the third in the “Game of Thrones” series and, though they are very good, I need a little break from the story line. George Martin wrote 5 books for the series and they are all 1,000 pages long with very fine print. It’s a big commitment to read the whole thing and I want to but right now I’m just a little tired of it! Maybe if I read one other book I’ll feel refreshed enough to tackle the rest of this series. We’ll see. 

Today I think I’m going to go buy “Perks of Being a Wallflower” because I really want to read it before the movie comes out! Have any of you read it? What did you think?