Ok, so I submitted my thesis two weeks. Spent four days in a haze trying to refocus. Binge watched season 4 of Orange is the New Black and can’t bring myself to watch any more shows as I am restless.
So I here are three projects I am currently working on:
-Need to finish posts about Egypt, especially since the last three days were the craziest
-This past week I have focused all of my energy on what I like to call Leipzig’s Cafe Crawl. Everyday I have spent a few hours at a new coffee shop in Leipzig, trying their coffee and rating it. Who am I to rate coffee? well we live in a world where Donald Trump is running for Prez so I can pretend to be a coffee connoisseur for at least a few more days. Keep an eye out for this blog post.
-Also, since I am finally free of academic obligations. I am reading…. a lot….. and it’s so blissful to not feel guilty to read stuff not research related.
La Dolce Vita Book Club
I devoured A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini and I am currently reading And the Mountains Echoed, also by him. I highly recommend both books and they are like his first book The Kite Runner, heart-wrenching, tragic but also hopeful set in various periods of Afghanistan’s turbulent history.
I also downloaded Wild by Cheryl Strayed. Usually, I am hesitant to read personal narratives about dramatic life journeys but my friend recommended it to me.
–The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway because why not?
–My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante. The New York Times did an expose on this mysterious and anonymous writer from Naples. Read a few chapters and wow… her storytelling abilities are impeccable set in post WWII Naples and recounts the lives of two young girls from Naples living during changing times in Italy.
And last but not least…
I am saving this for when I return to California.
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!!!
I was so tempted to purchase the hardcover edition today but alas I have no space to take it back with me, it’s either the book or leaving behind another pair of shoes. So I shed a silent tear, and walked out of the bookstore. But I’ve heard mixed reviews… is it worth the wait?
(OBVIOUSLY I AM occupying myself with things to do during my last days in Europe. So (A) I need to get a life (B) Better yet, a job.)