Whew! This past week was the start of the semester, thus the start of both the class I'm taking, and the classes I'm teaching. Annnd on Monday was the solar eclipse! I had a college friend drive 6 hours to stay with me because he wanted to see the totality. Even though I was not the one who drove 12 hours in two days, I have to say, being in the totality was totally worth it (ha ha ha). Right before the totality, it looked like simply a cloudy day (we were beset by clouds but luckily they didn't obscure the totality). To be honest, everything but the actual totality was a bit of a let down-- it merely looked like it was going to rain rather than a magical once-in-a-lifetime event. But the totality? Man. I spent the way-too-short 2.5 min gawking, freaking out, and repeatedly hitting my friend going 'ohmygosh look over there! Did you see that? And that??' And then, suddenly, it was all over.
The next solar eclipse has a path of totality going through my hometown in seven years, so I'm already planning on going home to see that. Seven years, though! Assuming I do two post-doc positions, in seven years I should be 2-3 years into my actual real life career job! That's absurd. Anyway. Let's move away from the existential crisis and talk about books (story of my life, amiright??).
((click on the book to go to the Goodreads page!))
If you remember, last week I showed off three books I had just picked up at the library and I was trying to figure out which one to start first. Well, before I could decide, this digital library hold came in and was automatically downloaded onto my Kindle...so the decision was made for me. I'll post a review of this book on Thursday so stay tuned!
- Dear Sunday: School is coming
- Top Ten Tuesday: 5 books set in boarding schools
- Review: A Closed and Common Orbit
- Top Ten Tuesday: Hidden Gems
- Review: The Secret by Julie Garwood
That about sums it up! What about you? How was your week? Did you get a chance to see the solar eclipse?