Ecce Femina

A sleepy day at university

Campus during the summer is quite different from the regular hustle and bustle of the fall and spring The silence of the hallways is eerily disconcerting when one is used to the loud humming of students’ voices and the sound of ringing laughter that is so characteristic of a university’s campus. Even the instructors seem to teach in a quieter voice. Everything is so different, everyone hurries about to their classes, and people are actually able to find parking close to their classrooms, something that is rare during the regular semesters when more often than not I end up parking a good half a mile away from the actual building where my classes are being held. There are no protesters holding signs announcing the end of the world and dooming those that have not gotten on the “born again” bandwagon, no fundraiser activities, not many people getting out of the library after an all night session of studying with bloodshot eyes and ruffled hair. Even the weather seems to be in a nostalgic sort of mood, gray skies and rain are as common as alligators and orange trees for Florida during the summer. Read the rest of this entry »

Blogging for the World

Hello, and good day to you!

This is the start of my umpteenth attempt at blogging. We’ll see how this goes. Right now I am at the Starbucks closest to my home and I have been stating at a blank page for quite a while. There are a million thoughts swirling around my head, but I am finding them extremely hard to commit them to paper. The one that keeps popping up in my head is the extremely long to do list of things that need to get done, like updating my book review website. The books I have read and those that I have reviewed differ by about two dozen. That being said, I don’t think I’ll review all of them. Some of the books I have read lately are so bad that I feel if I were to review them honestly I would guarantee myself to be in the hit list of an angry authors mob. I also need to start packing again. I am in the middle of summer semester and I need to get ready to move house for the second time in six months. By now I am such an expert on packing that I should give out seminars on the subject. Read the rest of this entry »

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