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Good Read: The Fault in Our Stars

Over the weekend, my sister showed me the trailer for the new movie based on the book The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. In case you’ve not heard of this book or movie that has been taking the young adult literature world by storm, Goodreads offers a quick synopsis of the book:

“Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.”

My sister read this book in two days, and to be in school and not really a bibliophile, that’s a big deal. If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, a way to stay in and have a quiet weekend while it’s still pretty chilly, consider reading The Fault in Our Stars as an option!

Being a busy collegiette, I definitely understand finding time to do personal reading is hard! Finding time to do class reading is hard, much less trying to find to do something we actually want to do.

That’s upsetting, you know? I used to read SO MUCH before college. Isn’t it weird how we tend to fall away from what we used to love once we get to college and have to move into a new realm of responsibility? It’s definitely a preview of adult life, marriage, and parenting — not getting to do what you, necessarily, want anymore, and in turn, making sure you get done what has to be done. I’m not saying that you don’t enjoy spending time with your husband and kids. I’m more talking about work and cleaning the house and work and … cleaning the house. The endless cycle that begins once we turn our tassels.)

Take a little time this weekend to do something that used to make you happy. If you used to love to make music or write poetry, or if reading a book or going on a long drive used to help you escape from the cruelness of reality, go do it. Trust me, your homework can wait for a few hours. You’ll come back feeling refreshed and ready to hunker down with your studies again!

2015 graduate, and part of the founding HerCampus WVWC team, Stephanie now works as a Technical Writer for a technology contractor in Bridgeport, WV. Stephanie married her husband, JR, in October 2014, and together they have one toddler girl who is stealing their hearts and sanity one day and one dumped bowl of crackers at a time.
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