1. THIS BOOK. The Night Circus is the best book I have read in a while. As I said in a previous post, it is like a combination of Harry Potter (purely for the magic element) + The Hunger Games + Water for Elephants (all of which I also loved). It’s about a girl and boy who are unknowingly entered into a contest of magic when they are young. The circus evolves to serve as their venue. Once they’re older, they begin the game, which isn’t over until there is a single victor. I don’t want to give too much away, but I loved how it was so suspenseful and had different points of view (the second person POV really works in this book!) that all united in the end for such a well rounded story. AH. Just when I started wondering what was going on with a certain character, he/she showed up in the next chapter in a way that I didn’t expect. The only critique I can give is that I wish the end was a bit more detailed concerning the main characters. Just a really fun, almost mystery-type read. Absolutely recommend this one!
2. My job. The last three days have been amazing. Everyone is so nice and helpful at my new internship. At times it doesn’t even feel like work because I am so interested in what I’m doing (although a lot of it is administrative, I do a lot of interview transcription, which I find to be really interesting, AND we had a book sale the other day—enough said). Time flies. I don’t mind coming in early or staying late because I want to be there. Sometimes it feels so surreal that I’m working in the Hearst building (!!!) and the magazine’s office. It’s amazing to be surrounded by such talented and driven people every day. Feeling really lucky and thankful for this opportunity.
3. Christmas lights. Anyone who knows me knows that I don’t get overly excited for holidays. That’s not to say that I dislike holidays! I always appreciate and enjoy them for what they are. I’m just not the type to put up decorations on my own. But lately, on my walk home from the subway, it’s hard not to be excited about the Christmas season with all the twinkling lights and festive decor. So. It’s safe to say that I’m officially in the Christmas spirit. Did you hear that C3B roomies, 4 Court loves and Boo?!?! Miss you girls.
4. My me time. I mean… I guess I’ve officially entered adulthood if I’m saying that I need me time. Sometimes my mom comes home from work clearly feeling frazzled and tired. Usually at that point I’ve been home already for a while and am ready to chat as soon as she gets through the door. I always used to get slightly put out when she would insist on giving her a bit to unwind first. Now I know exactly what she was talking about, and can’t blame her for needing that space. It’s a huge transition going from college to working 9 to 5 (usually longer). Having that time after work (and the 45-minute subway commute home) to myself is crucial. I stop texting and just eat, read my favorite blogs and let go of the day’s worries. I’ve also found my art to be really relaxing, which is surprising to me. Before, I always had to convince myself to pick it up, whereas lately I’ve just been drawn to it. We have a giveaway table at work, so I’ve been able to a grab some good supplies for projects I have in mind! I wish I could share what I’ve been working on but it’ll have to wait as it is a present for the holidays.
Hope you all have a fabulous weekend. :)