We are gunna be looking at something a bit different today. I have to order my school books today. And I kinda thought it would be interesting too look at the books I have for this semester? Maybe? It is what is on my mind and my bank account right now.
I will be taking hopefully 18 credits this semester. If you didn't know I am a Creative Writing major and a Theatre minor, and my schedule clearly reflects that.
My classes include:
Shakespeare: I have always loved reading Shakespeare or as we lovingly call him here at Wells "Billy Shakes". Even in high school when we would read the scripts "popcorn style" I loved his work and the variety in his work. I have only had the oppurtunity to act in "A Midsummer Nights Dream" so I am excited to spend the semester studying his works in depth. I am kinda cheating for this one and am going to see if I can just use my own anthologies of the scripts and the sonnets but the books for this class are:
Special Topics in American Novel: This class is being called just Moby Dick because that is what we have decided we are going to study. This semester we will be studying Moby Dick by Herman Melville for the entirety of the semester. I found a free copy of the book last year but never have read it so I am looking forward to reading it. The copy I have is the 150 year anniversary edition though a different version is needed.
Special Topics in American Poetry: As I just said, I am not a huge fan of poetry, even more so modern poetry.... but I love the professor and he makes it more accessible for the people (me) that have a hard time analyzing the poems. So this should be a fun class. This is also one of his favorite poets, at least he mentions him a lot lol so it should be pretty great.
Intro to Stage Lighting&Design: Here is where the Theatre minor pops in. I know very basices to stage lighting from high school so when this class cropped up I knew I had to take it! I mainly know how to act (does anyone really know how to act?) so working back stage this semester has been a nice refresher.
Adv. Rhsl & Perf/Theatre: This month I am Stage Managing the show Juvie here on campus. I have never stage managed a show so this will be a learning experience for me. But I am close with most of the cast and know I can turn to people if I need help.
Internship: Lastly I will be doing an internship this semester for a small publishing company in Rochester called Starry Night Publishing. I will be helping to convert their classic literary collection to ebook format. I am really, really excited to start this. It will my first insight into the publishing industry.
Oppose Any Foe (A Luke Stone ThrillerBook 4)
by Jack Mars
Available on Monday December 19th
In the action-packed, international cat-and-mouse chase that follows, Luke, Ed and his former team will have to be more daring, and break more rules, than ever before. With the fate of the world at stake, Luke heads into the murky fog of war and espionage, and discovers the culprit is not who he thinks it is after all.
This one sounds pretty good for your military, thriler lover.
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The Godfather Notebook
by Francis Ford Coppola
Releases Tuesday December 20th
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The never-before-published edition of Francis Ford Coppola’s notes and annotations on The Godfather novel by Mario Puzo reveals the story behind one of the world’s most iconic films.
The most important unpublished work on one of the greatest films of all time, The Godfather, written before filming, by the man who wrote and directed it—Francis Ford Coppola, then only thirty-two years old—reveals the intense creative process that went into making this seminal film. With his meticulous notes and impressions of Mario Puzo’s novel, the notebook was referred to by Coppola daily on set while he directed the movie. The Godfather Notebookpulls back the curtain on the legendary filmmaker and the film that launched his illustrious career. Complete with an introduction by Francis Ford Coppola and exclusive photographs from on and off the set, this is a unique, beautiful, and faithful reproduction of Coppola’s original notebook.
This is a MUST HAVE for any film buff in your life
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (B&N Exclusive Edition)
BY Aleander Freed
Barnes and Nobel
Release Date: December 20th
TheRelease Date: December 20th official novelization of the upcoming film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, starring a band of rebels on a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans.This Barnes and Noble Exclusive Edition contains an exclusive movie photo insert featuring 8 pages of thrilling photos from the brand new movie!
Today I got a notification that the Choice Awards for 2016 had been detirmined. The Goodread Choice Awards are decided by the Goodread users who cast votes. You have to have written a book the people love in order to be voted for. I think that's a pretty cool award. There are twenty catagories from poetry and nonfiction, to mystery or childrens fiction. This year 3,564,070 votes were cast, lots of book love!
So who won?
Fiction- Liane Moriarty- Truly Madly Guilty
30, 154 Votes
Mystery & Thriller- Stephen King- End of Watch
42, 382 Votes
Historical Fiction- Colson Whitehead- The Underground Railroad
24, 175 Votes
Fantasy- J.K Rowling- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (YES JO)
128, 543 Votes
Romance- Colleen Hoover- It Ends With Us
59, 546 Votes
Science Fiction - Pierce Brown- Morning Star
Horror- Joe Hill- The Fireman
Humor- Amy Schumer- The Girl With the Lower Back Tatoo
Nonfiction- Lin Manuel Miranda, Jeremy Carter- Hamiliton: The Revolution
52, 925 Votes
Memoir & Autobiography- Paul Kalanithi- When Breath Becomes Air
History & Biography- William Shatner, David Fisher- Lenord, My Fifty Year Friendship With a Remarkable Man
Science & Technology- Frans De Waal- Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?
12, 370 Votes
Food and Cookbooks- Chrissy Teigen-Cravings
23, 867 Votes
Graphic Novels & Comics- Sarah Anderson-Adulthood Is A Myth
32, 937 Votes
Poetry- Amanda Lovelace- The Princess Saves Herself in This One
22, 560 Votes
Debut Goodreads Author- Alwyn Hamilton- Rebel of the Sands
Young Adult Fiction- Ruta Sepetys- Salt to the Sea
Young Adult Fantasy- Sarah J. Maas- A Court of Mist and Fury
57, 776 Votes
Middle Grade & Children's- Rick Riordan-The Hidden Oracale
46, 348 Votes
Picture Books- Mo Willems- The Thank You Book
16, 433 Votes
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