Friday, May 16, 2008

Sociology on the Brain

Since changing my degree program to a B.S. in Sociology, I have had to cram my schedule full of all sorts of major program requirements. One thing that may (or may not) lead me to go batshit insane (yes, I stole that from you, Suze) is the fact that this fall I will be taking four - count 'em, FOUR - sociology classes; three of them are advanced classes. I'm loving me some Sociology, but I'm not sure if I'm loving it all THAT much. So, if halfway through the semester I start spouting off sentencing concerning basic sociological theories, racial/ethnic studies, population theories and analyzing sociological research data, you'll know I've officially lost it and it's time to call the funny farm to come get me.

However, since those classes won't start until August, and summer classes won't start for another couple of weeks, in the mean time, I'll get ready to settle down with some good reads. Some new books coming out in the next few months I'm excited about reading are:

Blood Noir - Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series)

Brisingr - Christopher Paolini (Inheritance, Book 3)

Breaking Dawn - Stephenie Meyer (Twilight, Book 4)

Dragon Wytch - Yasmine Galenorn (Sisters of the Moon, Book 4)

Pride - Rachel Vincent (Werecats, Book 3)

As you can see, my reading preferences right now are heavy on the fantasy-in-the-modern-world theme. For me, these books are fun, fast reads that let me slip off somewhere far, far from my mundane life. They're a nice change from all the heavy reading I'll be doing later this fall, as well as the heavy studying I'll be doing this summer (classes in Spanish, Math and Speech). So, that's what I'm up to these days. What about you guys?


Tooz said...

Me, I'm in to geezer lit. I just found out there's a new Alexander Smith McCall book out, something about the miracle at Speedy Motors--and that's my next must read. I hope you enjoy your summer off! Love you.

ann said...

That sounds like the perfect brain break for a summer off. Happy reading!

ann said...

Oh, you asked about us. I'll be going for Montessori training, so it'll be books on independence and following the child and stuff like that.

Anonymous said...

Fun summer reading, girl! I took your advice and picked up the entire Time Quintet series (at half price books in Austin - whahoo!) for Noah and Miranda. Noah is excited about the latest Paolini book, too. Also picked up some Ray Bradbury, 1984 by Orwell, Fast Food Nation by ??? (can't remember..Eric S. something), and Walden / Civil Disobedience. Also looking for a good translation of Don Quixote, if anyone has input about that.
Say "hi" to Jamie!

Steph said...

Man, just wait until you get to grad school, if that's where you're headed. The whole world starts looking like the manifestation of theories.

Considering your taste, I bet you would like the Southern Vampire series by Charlaine Harris.