So I am an Academic Mentor in my Residence Hall and last week I had a program. I have been super busy, so I really procrastinated in even thinking about it. I made flyers a week before, but that was the end of my preparation.
About 20 minutes before the program I noticed that I really had nothing planned. So I quickly made up a pdf in indesign that had a bunch of tips on editing papers. I formatted it so it could be made into a book. Like this:
That’s pretty much it…
Curious on how to make the book? Check out this book’s video tutorial.
Lots of book posts today. I finished Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck a couple of days ago.
I started out feeling a little angry at this book. I was sick of Steinbeck’s male characters who manage to do everything wrong. They continuously find themselves doing bad things and are surprised as it backfires. But as the story evolved so did their characters.
If the book wasn’t good enough on its own, this quote sure helped, “it is worth it to be kind and generous… one feels a golden warmth glowing like a hot enchilada in one’s stomach.” A good food analogy is necessary to explain the Golden Rule.
Finished this book of short stories by Morley Callaghan last night. Wow. There is no way for me to truly convince the world to read it by explaining it, so instead I will just take a quote from it and hope that the 4 people who read this blog will run out and get the book right away.
“and so, standing there at the porch rail was like standing at the edge of a frightening, complicated, exciting world, which he might someday have to try to understand.”
I am really bad at choosing quotes, so if that wasn’t good for you blame me, not Morley.
You know.. Catcher in the Rye, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Grapes of Wrath and of course:
Just finished When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris. Very, very funny.
Finished The Women’s Room by Marilyn French. The novel follows Mira a woman restricted by her gender through her entire life, but slowly pushing against the bounds that constrain her. As she learns about herself and the world, she meets a variety of woman all experiencing the limitations and often the dangers of being woman. The story begins in the 50s with Mira’s traditional, mind-numbing marriage, and continues concluding in the 70s. Seriously a fantastic book.
passed along this drawing book from my mom.
It’s called “Let’s draw cute animals” by Sachiko Umoto.
I am going to use the things I draw for my valentine cards.
Look at my Valentine’s Day book… and yes it’s a gif.
found by the wonderful liliapercy.