Day Eighteen: Summer Reading

I haven't been focusing too much on the summer homework I was assigned almost three months ago. Blame it on summer camp, hanging out with friends, procrastination, vacation, or any other combination of follies, but I'd like to try associating it with the natural circadian rhythm of the human body. As hunter gatherers, summer was ripe time for slacking off. There was plenty of food, water, shelter, and nice weather to boot. Ask any animal prancing around through the grass to name a better season.

Speaking of summer reading, I decided to start this week. I'e actually managed to finish the assignments for my class and began checking out recommended titles for the upperclassmen. I should've known from the start that looking on the regular English book list as opposed to the AP list would garner up more casual reads. Who knows, maybe it was my slacker mind trying to get out of mental exertion. At any rate, some great titles I've been reading are Freakonomics, Water for Elephants, The Night Circus, The Handmaid's Tale, and Girl in Translation. I actually picked up a trend going on at my school. Apparently the higher you go in your English ability per se, the more racy and mature the themes get. If you've ever read The Handmaid's Tale, you know what I'm talking about.

The one topic I've been obsessing over lately is freakonomics. The book claims that it's a new breed of economics, focusing ob the causations and correlations of everyday events and problems such as crime and corruption. As Levitt, one of the authors, had claimed at one point, reading it is less like reading one of those documentary novels detailing the history of cod, the misuse of punctuation, or the real cause of global warming and more about a delve into the wonders of the universe. Anyway, I just find it a hilarious and thrilling read about subjects I've always been intrinsically curious but never bothered to explore.

Breakfast: Whole grain cereal with milk, soft boiled egg, banana, black coffee
Lunch: Korean taco
Dinner: White rice and garden salad
Snack: Dragon fruit and dinosaur egg plum


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