In case you’ve ignored everything we’ve written so far, I quit grad school this semester. I mean, last semester. Because the semester is over, which means… yeah. I’m done with the whole thing.
Scheduling a somewhat spontaneous, short notice road trip during the final week of the semester meant that I didn’t have a lot of time for sentimentalism while wrapping up courses, packing up my office, and turning in my key. Nevertheless, I had a bit of a lump in my throat as I hauled out boxes of books, knowing that this was likely the last time I’d walk through these hallways.
EPB houses English, Rhetoric, Philosophy, and a couple other little CLAS departments. I moved into the EPB shortly after we moved to Iowa to start grad school. EPB stands for “English Philosophy Building,” but we more lovingly refer to it as the EXTREME PARTY BUILDING!!!! Continue reading
Posted in Grad School Quittas, Memoir
Tagged Academic term, advice, bathroom, Doctor of Philosophy, doctor who, Education, english philosophy building, Graduate school, graffiti, Iowa, moving out, nostalgia, Office, packing, Quitting, rhetoric department, sex, sherlock holmes, students, university of iowa, University of Oklahoma
This week, Jen and I chatted about YA literature we loved in our youth, mostly late 80s and early 90s. Next week, we’ll discuss contemporary YA lit, with a special focus on HUNGER GAMES!!!!! WHICH JEN HASN’T READ BEFORE!!! OK I’m too excited.
We discovered this fantastic blog that reads/reviews novels and series that we read as kids, so if you’re looking for a bit of nostalgia, check out Nikki’s blog. She has it all broken down by category. Fantastic. This blog is also about awful series from the 80s (featuring one of my faves from youth, The Gymnasts!) and she’s just started back up, so that’s cool.
For snarky fun about the BSC, check this out:
OK, let’s get our nostalgia on! Continue reading
Posted in Books, Jen & Lauren Chat, Pop Culture
Tagged 80s, 90s, adolescence, anne of green gables, Baby Sitters Club, books, childhood, Goosebumps, nostalgia, Reading, series books, Sweet Valley High, Sweet Valley Twins, teens, YA Lit, Young-adult fiction, youth