Oct 31, 2016

Happy Halloween! Our Favorite Scary Reads!


HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

It's officially one of the ~sPoOpIeSt~ days of the year, and today at The Book Bratz, we decided by sharing our favorite scary reads! While all of these books may not be the most horrifying reads around, we also included some books with mythical creatures, and even some paranormal/psychological elements. How many of these have you read?

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So, those are just some of our favorite scary/spooky Halloween reads! What are your favorite scary reads for Halloween (or just scary in general)? Comment down below and let us know!

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Oct 30, 2016

3K Twitter Follower Giveaway!


Hi guys! We're almost at 3K followers on Twitter, so we decided to host a giveaway to celebrate!

We're seriously so grateful for all of you guys, and all that you do when you interact with The Book Bratz, talk to us about your favorite reads, enter our giveaways, and just be super awesome book friends! We have almost three thousand book friends now, and to celebrate, we decided to give back to you guys! So without further ado, here are the rules of the giveaway!

Prize:

We're going to choose three lucky winners -- and each winner gets to select one book of their choice from The Book Depository!

Giveaway Rules:

1. This is a Twitter giveaway. To enter, you must follow us on Twitter and retweet our giveaway Tweet. That can be done by clicking the link to the Tweet, which we have included at the bottom of this post.

2. Three winners will be selected. The giveaway is international, as long as The Book Depository ships to your country. 

3. The giveaway ends on Saturday, November 5th, at 12:01am EST.

4. No giveaway/spam bots will be selected to win this giveaway.

5. Winners will be notified via Twitter. If we don't hear anything from you after five days of publicly declaring you a winner, another winner will be chosen in your place.

You can enter the giveaway by clicking HERE.

Thank you so much for always supporting us! We're so happy to give you guys presents for helping us reach so many milestones. We love you all -- best of luck!


All our love, always,


Book Blitz, Excerpt & Giveaway: Wear White To Your Funeral by Lisa Acerbo


Wear White to Your Funeral
Lisa Acerbo
Publication date: October 28th 2016
Genres: Mystery, Romance, Young Adult

Rory is your average high school senior. Or she was, until her mother banishes her to hell, also known as Trumbull, Connecticut. The small suburb with only a mall and movie theater, sure feels like the netherworld until Rory’s first day at her new school. That’s the day she meets Bowen, who begs her to join him on a class project. But when Bowen drags her to a graveyard after dark for research purposes, Rory wants to fly back home to Atlanta, or at least return to her aunt’s house unharmed and unmolested.
Nothing could go wrong, right? They talk, they laugh, and they wander among the tombstones looking for information on the local ghostly legend known as the White Lady. Then they have to run, but they cannot outrun a ghost. In addition to the ghostly woman, a half buried dead body leads Rory and Bowen into a deadly game of cat and mouse, but who is the killer? Is it human or something long dead and otherworldly?
The police are of little help, Rory’s aunt just wants her to remain safe, and Bowen, who she can’t stay away from, keeps finding ways to get her into more trouble than she has ever known. Whether breaking into a suspected killer’s house, being followed by a menacing ghost, or being stalked at school, Rory hopes finding the killer will put an end to the supernatural haunting. Before Rory can discover the identity of the killer, she is drawn into the mystery of the White Lady, which opens the door for some very real danger.
EXCERPT:
Rory tried to pay attention until she heard a husky whisper.
“Hey, new girl.” Rory turned toward the low voice. The boy with piercing blue eyes stared at her. “I’m Bowen.”
“I caught that,” she whispered back.
“Want to work together on the assignment?”
“Is it a group project?” Rory was confused by the offer.
“It is if you want it to be. Watch and learn. But first, say ‘yes.’”
He was definitely bad-boy cute. Rory giggled. “Yes.” Maybe school wouldn’t be as horrible as she imagined. She felt optimistic for the first time that day.
“Mrs. Miller?” Bowen interrupted.
“Yes, Bowen.” Miller sounded slightly irritated, but not really. It was like she already knew what Bowen planned to ask.
“The new girl.” He looked at Rory expectantly.
“Rory.” She filled in her name for him.
“I think Rory needs help with the assignment, being new here and all,” Bowen said.
“Do you now?” Mrs. Miller looked at him over the top of her librarian glasses, not believing for a minute his intentions were pure. “Why would you say that? I’m sure she is a capable young lady.”
“You do have extremely high expectations,” Bowen replied, causing twitters of laughter to erupt from around the class. “And she has not been exposed to the inverted pyramid.”
Rory had no idea what that was, so maybe she did need Bowen’s help.
“So true. So true. You are a wise man Bowen Hesse. I believe it’s a good idea you pair up with Rory and demonstrate those high expectations.”
“Every time, Mrs. Miller.”
Mrs. Miller made a noise that did not sound at all teacher-like. “I expect a higher word count if you two are pairing up.”
“Really?” He smiled at Rory and she noticed a slightly crooked tooth in an otherwise perfect smile.
“Yes, really.” The teacher said through her own smile. He shrugged. “You got it. One hundred words at least.”
The class chortled in unison.
“You’re a jokester, Bowen. Class,” she addressed everyone now, “the minimum word count for this assignment is 750. Bowen, for you and Rory, it should be 1000 words.”
His blue eyes widened. Groans quickly replaced the recent giggles that had echoed through the room.
Class resumed, and Rory heard ideas for articles ranging from pumpkin carving to the best Halloween candy. With less than twenty minutes before the bell would ring, the class divided into groups based on the section of the newspaper or yearbook they wanted to write for. She was the exception. Rory watched as Bowen pulled his desk over to her. He stood two or three inches taller than her in his University of Connecticut basketball t-shirt and faded jeans.
“So you up for writing about the White Lady?”
“You don’t want to brainstorm other topics?” Rory was disappointed. She knew nothing of the local legend and hoped to do an article on something she had some background knowledge about.
“We can, but I have a great idea for a story on the ghost.”
“Really?” Rory didn’t want to lose the chance to work with Bowen and make a friend. “In that case, sure, but I don’t really know anything about her, being from the South.”
“Where from?”
The broken record began to play. “Atlanta.”
“I want to know more. I’d like to go South one day.”
“For college?”
Bowen gave a non-committal shrug. His shirt climbed up his shoulder. The last words of his tattoo peeking out of the sleeve.
“What are you doing tonight?”
“Why?” Rory asked quietly.
“I can give you a crash course on the White Lady.” He ran a hand through his short, spiky hair. Disheveled, he looked slightly dangerous but even more attractive.
“Really?” Rory didn’t know where Bowen’s interest stemmed from. Back in Atlanta men like him would have left her — the bookworm, Honor Society, AP classes kind of student — alone, very alone.
“Sure.” He gave her a devilish wink.
Her heart stuttered. Her words followed. “Weellll, I have to have dinner with my aunt, but after that, I’m sure it will be okay.” She took a calming breath.
“Excellent.” A smile formed on Bowen’s lips. “That’ll be perfect. It will be dark when we go to the graveyard.”


Author Bio:
Lisa Acerbo is a high school teacher and holds an EdD in Educational Leadership. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, daughters, three cats, and horse. She is the author of Apocalipstick and has contributed to local newspapers, news and travel blogs including The Patch and Hollywood Scriptwriter.


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Oct 26, 2016

Cover Reveal: Inhuman by Kama Falzoi

Today, we here at The Book Bratz have the distinct pleasure of revealing the cover for InHuman, a sci-fi thriller by Kama Falzoi Post! Without further ado, here's the amazing cover!

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TitleInHuman
Author: Kama Falzoi Post
Genre: YA Sci-Fi
Release date: December 13, 2016
PublisherBookFish Books

Cover ArtistAnita Carroll at Race-Point


About InHuman



Mira’s mother sizes up bodies at the morgue like she’s rifling through the sales rack: this one’s too big… this one’s too small… ah, here it is. Just right. The perfect vessel for the one they’ll




call Adam.







Since Adam’s survival is the key to drawing out the Conduit—a slippery sort bent on evacuating souls from their human bodies—Mira must help him pass for a typical teenage boy. That means showing him how to talk right, walk right, chew with his mouth open... blend in.


Ironic, because blending in is has always been a challenge for Mira, especially with hair the color of a Dorito. But at their small, secluded prep school, blending in is a matter of life and death.
Because the Conduit is watching.




About Kama Falzoi Post



Kama Falzoi Post is a functioning member of society, a part-time introvert, a pinnacle of contradictions, the mother of a hurricane, a step-mother, and an author. She enjoys drinking red wine and then drinking more red wine, listening to music that moves her, and taking things too far.

She developed a love of books and writing at a very early age. Her stories have appeared in a handful of literary magazines including Inkwell and SmokeLong Quarterly, and most recently in the anthology Outliers of Speculative Fiction. She lives in a small town outside a small city with her husband, son, and too many cats.


We'd love to thank the awesome team at BookFish for allowing us to be a part of this cover reveal! Seriously guys, how cool does this cover look? As creepy as it sounds, the disintegration of her face seems so cool...and definitely very intriguing! :-)



Oct 24, 2016

Book Blitz, Excerpt & Giveaway: My Junior Year of Loathing by Jennifer DiGiovanni


My Junior Year of Loathing
Jennifer DiGiovanni
Published by: Swoon Romance
Publication date: October 25th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

Junior year is supposed to be tough. Exams, term papers, homework, college tours, and participation in extra-curricular activities can all add up to non-stop stress. But Melinda Banner has goals to achieve and dreams to make real. This year, she’ll be unstoppable. But even over achievers need a break.
While walking in the woods to take a break from the stress of it all, Melinda meets a boy named Connor. After a few more run-ins, the two settle into an uneasy friendship, if you can even call it that.
But Connor’s closed and mysterious. Whenever Melinda asks too many questions, he suddenly has to go or is no longer interested in talking. When they’re together, she’s torn between wanting him to open up and running away as fast as she can. Still she can’t seem to shake her budding interest in him.
Connor has his own way of looking at the world, and his views often conflict with Melinda’s practical nature. Can you like someone and loathe them at the same time? Is he even worth the emotional tug on her heartstrings or distraction from all things Junior year?
And, as if she needs another project right now, Melinda starts to obsess over the abandoned estate she passes on the way to school each day. Between Connor and the old estate, Melinda’s beginning to think she’s taking on too much.
But Melinda’s smart. She finds a way to indulge her interest in the estate and fulfill her obligations. She will uncover the truth behind the aging edifice for an epic article in the school newspaper.
But when her investigation reveals a connection between Connor and a tragedy long-since forgotten, Melinda has a choice: put off her junior year achievements to save a local landmark and a boy who constantly pushes her away or put them both out of her mind for good and focus on making the grade.
EXCERPT:
My eyes land on the monstrous wall running the length of the block ahead of us. What was once red brick has now faded to ashy gray and tan, adorned with splotches of green lichen. To me, the Westerly Estate has always looked completely out of place in Harmony, like someone froze time and plunked a long-forgotten fairy tale castle in the center of mid-town Manhattan.
Becca’s renegade curls swat the side of my forehead when she turns away from Will. “I’m sure you’ve heard the story behind the Westerly wall.”
“Something about Old Man Westerly building it because he hated his daughter’s boyfriend?” The memory is fuzzy, but I recall my father telling me about the local legend when I was younger.
Will laughs. “Dude must have been a fun parent.”
Becca nods. Finally, they agree on something. “Judging by the state of the wall, the estate behind it must be a total wasteland. I wonder why the mayor doesn’t force whoever owns it now to fix it up.”
I straighten my spine, searching for tall stone turrets, perhaps the tower of London, or at least a mansion like Brian’s. Only the top floor of a tired-looking manor house with faded clapboard siding and a shingled roof pokes over the top of the brick barrier. In the distance, I spot a redwood barn and two corroded metal silos.
“Old man Westerly built the wall a long time ago—maybe the seventies,” Becca says. “According to the story my gran told me, he completely despised his daughter’s boyfriend.”
“Yeah, and I bet the wall was his bright idea to separate them,” Will cuts in.
“All that to keep out one guy?” I ask.
“He was probably her one true love.” Becca enhances the mood by fluttering her eyelashes faster than a crazed hummingbird’s wings. “Then, right after the wall was finished, the Westerly family moved away and sold the land. Apparently, there was some sort of accident.”
“So the place is cursed,” Will says.
“Supposedly haunted,” Becca adds.
Will huffs. “No one believes the ghost stuff. But whoever bought it made a bad investment. Must be a toxic-waste dump or something if you can’t build on it.”
The light switches to green. Will punches the gas, and Becca slams into me, her shoulder knocking mine.
“You’re out of control, Gamen,” Becca gripes. “Sorry, Mel.”
Two cars roll through the intersection before the light shines yellow and then red. Will swears under his breath. “First-day-of-school traffic. Everybody wants to show off their new wheels.”
“Do you really think there’s a ghost?” I turn to Becca.
“Of course there’s a ghost,” she says. “People see her all the time.”
“Like who?” Will asks, arching an eyebrow.
She shrugs. “Just people.”
“Name one person. Have you seen her?”
“No, Will,” she answers with a sigh. “But everyone knows about her, so the story must be true. She’s waiting for her true love to come back and rescue her.”
Will barks out a laugh. “True love. Right. More like a sex fiend.”
“Awesome. We’re talking about ghost sex now,” Becca says.
“I wonder what the real story is,” I say. “The truth could make a great headline for the paper. If I find out what really happened to the estate, maybe someone would clean the place up. I’m sure it was beautiful, back in the good old days.”
“Don’t you have enough to worry about this year?” Becca asks. “You can’t spend time researching a story like that. You’re assistant editor of Out of Tune. You’re on student council. You play basketball and run a whole bunch of other clubs. Our school would not exist without you.”
“You’re exaggerating.” My face flames.
The light flips to green, and Will floors the gas. As we pull away from the Westerly Estate, I glance at the second story of the old manor house. A shadowy profile appears in the left window. I blink, stare hard, and blink again. It’s gone.


Author Bio:
Jennifer DiGiovanni is the author of the School Dayz Series. When she’s not writing or reading, she likes to try new sports and activities from archery to ballroom dancing, with varying degrees of success.





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Oct 21, 2016

My first tattoo: Emily

So this past Sunday (Oct. 16th), I got my first tattoo. This whole event was actually completely unplanned. My family and I were discussing tattoos on Saturday night and decided to go the next day. We were lucky enough to get a walk in appointment at House of Colour in Bayshore.
 I've wanted a tattoo for as long as I can remember, constantly pinning different ideas on my Pinterest board. I always wanted something that has meaning to me, that I wont regret as I get older. I decided to get a small crescent moon on the inside of my right wrist. This is a symbol that comes out of one of my favorite books, Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margret Stohl. The crescent moon is a symbol of the Casters ( they resemble witches) and the main character, Lena Duchannes, has a birthmark in the shape of a crescent moon underneath her eye.
My tattoo also represents the relationship between me and my mom. Ever since I was a little girl, we would always say "I love you to the moon and back". So now I have a symbol of my favorite book and me and my moms relationship with me forever. 




Oct 17, 2016

The College Diaries #3: Jessica

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Hey guys! Jessica here, and I'm here to talk about the first month and a half of my college experience for this episode of the College Diaries. Things around here have been super crazy and hectic lately, which is why our blog presence has slowed down a bit, but we're doing our best to make it work. :-) 

So today, I'm here to talk about what college life has been like for me so far. So I'll start off by being honest -- it was really hard at first. I felt lost and alone, stressed beyond belief, and I missed my friends terribly. I didn't have the right amount of time to dedicate to blogging, and that was starting to suffer, which didn't help me feel any better in my situation. But as time went on, I spent more and more time meeting new people (while also religiously Skyping my family and friends and Amber and Emily and my boyfriend from home), and things got easier, and now I'm finally finding a way to balance school work and blog time and time to relax. 

What are my favorite parts of college? That's easy. I'm in the middle of the greatest city in the entire world (in my opinion), so I'll never run out of things to do or places to visit. I have a handful of good friends that make the time away from home easier, and I'm also still close enough to my home that I can go home and visit whenever I'd like. I'm in some really interesting classes, and I've already declared my major. I'm working towards the PhD I've always wanted, and I'm so excited for it.

What are my least favorite parts of college? I don't think there's ever a real moment of downtime. Even if I watch an episode of Friends, I can't shake the nagging suspicion that I should be doing something more productive. I'm so busy that even taking a shower or grabbing dinner feels like procrastinating, which is a really sucky feeling, let me tell you. 

The thing I'm probably looking forward to the most right now is the end of midterms, so I can at least take a tiny breather. (I have one more anthropology midterm today, so wish me luck!) 

All in all, I'm happy with my college experience right now. Even though sometimes I'm stressed and I miss my friends from home, I'm happy I'm here. I'm happy that I'm furthering my education at my dream school, and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

That's all for my episode of the College Diaries today, but check back soon because Amber, Emily and I all have some more interesting opinions and stories to share! 


Oct 8, 2016

Review: Wonder Women by Sam Maggs


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Title: Wonder Women
Author: Sam Maggs
Publisher: Quirk Books
Paperback, 240 Pages
Published October 4th 2016



Summary: Ever heard of Allied spy Noor Inayat Khan, a Muslim woman whom the Nazis considered “highly dangerous”? Or German painter and entomologist Maria Sibylla Merian, who planned and embarked on the world’s first scientific expedition? How about Huang Daopo, the inventor who fled an abusive child marriage only to revolutionize textile production in China?
Women have always been able to change the world, even when they didn’t get the credit. In Wonder Women, author Sam Maggs introduces you to pioneering female scientists, engineers, mathematicians, adventurers, and inventors—each profile a study in passion, smarts, and stickto-itiveness, complete with portraits by Google doodler Sophia Foster-Dimino, an extensivebibliography, and a guide to present-day women-centric STEM organizations.


I received a copy of this book from Quirk books in exchange for an honest review, and I'm so glad that I did! 

This book helps the reader explore many important women in history and their contributions to society -- basically, just how kick ass they were. You get a chance to explore women in the areas of science, medicine, espionage (my personal favorite), innovation, and adventure. You get to learn their stories, why they did what they did, and just how big of an impact they left behind. There are tons of interviews, articles, and questions to consider. 

Seriously, guys. This book is chock full of information on why girls rock. 

(Which, just to be clear, doesn't mean our guy readers don't rock, too. This book just highlights women.) 

In this book, you get to read stories of so many awesome women such as the following:

1. Mathmeticians
2. Poets
3. Astronomers
4. Programmers
5. Nuclear Physicists
6. Chemists
7. Medical Researchers 
8. Doctors 
9. Hospital Administrators 
10. Writers 
11. Spies (freaking SPIES)
12. Soldiers
13. Heiresses
14. Pioneers 
15. Inventors 
16. Nurses 
17. Rocket Scientists 
18. Mountaineers
19. Suffragists 
20. Painters
21. Botanists 
22. Explorers 
23. Cyclists
24. Journalists 
25. Pilots 

Like, seriously. Look at all of the awesome things that these REAL women have done -- no fiction required! It's super awesome, and super interesting. 

Overall, I think that Wonder Women is a super interesting book that gives readers the insight and intellect of several important female figures in history and in the world. I think it's an important read because we learn a lot about male success in schools, and I feel that it's equally important to learn about the things that women succeed in as well.

I'd like to extend another huge thank you to Quirk Books for sending me a copy of this book to check out! If this isn't on your TBR already, it definitely should be!

Oct 6, 2016

Review: Black Hawk: An Autobiography


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Title: Black Hawk: An Autobiography
Author: Black Hawk (edited by Donald Jackson)
Publisher: Illinois Press
Rating: 1/5 Stars
Paperback, 192 Pages
Published 1833 (This edition was published in 1975)



Summary: This story is told in the words of a tragic figure in American history - a hook-nosed, hollow-cheeked old Sauk warrior who lived under four flags while the Mississippi Valley was being wrested from his people. The author is Black Hawk himself - once pursued by an army whose members included Captain Abraham Lincoln and Lieutenant Jefferson Davis. Perhaps no Indian ever saw so much of American expansion or fought harder to prevent that expansion from driving his people to exile and death. He knew Zebulon Pike, William Clark, Henry Schoolcraft, George Catlin, Winfield Scott, and such figures in American government as President Andrew Jackson and Secretary of State Lewis Cass. He knew Chicago when it was a cluster of log houses around a fort, and he was in St. Louis the day the American flag went up and the French flag came down.He saw crowds gather to cheer him in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and New York - and to stone the driver of his carriage in Albany - during a fantastic tour sponsored by the government. And at last he dies in 1838, bitter in the knowledge that he had led men, women, and children of his tribe to slaughter on the banks of the Mississippi. After his capture at the end of the Black Hawk War, he was imprisoned for a time and then released to live in the territory that is now Iowa. He dictated his autobiography to a government interpreter, Antoine LeClaire, and the story was put into written form by J. B. Patterson, a young Illinois newspaperman. Since its first appearance in 1833, the autobiography has become known as an American classic.

I had to read this book for my American History class, and I wasn't that crazy about it. It's an autobiography of a Native American chief named Black Hawk back when the American settlers were arriving and causing difficulty, so I wasn't super crazy about it to begin with. (That aspect of American History doesn't tend to excite me very much.) 

Since it's an actual story of an actual chief that lived so many years ago, the language was difficult and broken to start with. It was translated so it was supposed to be easier to understand, but I just found it super difficult. Black Hawk also tended to jump forward or backward in time at random intervals with little warning, which made the story hard to follow at times. 

However, the part of the book that I did enjoy was actually seeing the Americans settling from the Native Americans' perspective. We learn about it in school all the time, but reading an eyewitness account to the lies, the deceit, the cruelty, and even (occasionally) the kindness was thought-provoking and gave me a perspective that I've never really considered before.

If you're into history or nonfiction, Black Hawk is definitely the book for you. Even if the actual writing style of the book wasn't my cup of tea, it was interesting to see important historical events in Native America from the perspective of the people whose land was taken from them and who were punished for nothing other than residing in a space that somebody else wanted. This book is filled with plenty of action, war, and cultural information that helps the reader gain perspective where they may not have necessarily considered it before. 

All in all, this book wasn't my cup of tea, but maybe it could be yours -- so still give it a try!



Oct 5, 2016

An Update On Where We've Been!


Hi guys! It's been a busy month as we all got adjusted to college, so our blog work has been slowing down a little bit. We're back now, though, because we finally got into the swing of things, so we just wanted to give you guys some updates!

First, we're all going to be talking about our college experiences from time to time! Being that all three of us go to different schools, we all have different stories and experiences to share, so from time to time you may see a post on the blog called The College Diaries. In addition to talking about blogging, we'll be discussing some of our college adventures from time to time as well. (You can check out Emily and Amber's first installments already!) 

Second, we won't be posting as frequently as we used to for the time being, but we'll still be consistent! We used to post every single day, every day of the week, every month. We eventually want to get back to filling our schedules each week, but for now we're all definitely sticking to doing one post per girl per week -- which means we will definitely have at least three posts up each week, one from each of us. This won't be all, though -- whenever we have other posts, we'll be putting those up too! 

So that's it -- we just wanted to update you all and let you know the current status of things. College is a huge adjustment, and it took us some time, but we're slowly but surely finding blogging time that works. So be on the lookout for more content, more conversation, and (everyone's favorite) more giveaways. (Speaking of which, when we hit 3K followers on Twitter, we have a big one planned, so make sure to follow us to help us get there to unlock the contest!) 

Have a great Wednesday, and read tons of awesome books! (And let us know what you're reading in the comments down below!) 




Oct 3, 2016

The College Diaries #2: Emily


Hey guys! So I've been in college for a little over a month now. I'm a Freshmen at Farmingdale State College studying Liberal Arts. I honestly have no clue what I'd like to major in. I'm leaning towards studying Library Science during grad school. This wasn't my first choice, at all actually. I was originally going to major in Baking and Pastry Arts but after overthinking and overthinking some more, I decided to just go easy and major in Liberal Arts.  

My first few weeks have overall been good. I'm only taking four classes but it's enough for me. I'm taking mostly basic classes and my favorite so far is Psychology. I just find it so interesting and can't wait until we go more into abnormal psych. My commute is easy and thank god parking isn't too bad (as long as I don't sleep in). The work load really isn't that bad. Most of my Professors post the notes online and give us at least a week in advanced for tests and quizes. Most of the homework is due at the end of the semester or we  were told about it at the beginning of the semester with due dates throughout the months. I haven't been overloaded with work and I'm extremely grateful for that. 

Honestly, there isn't much to do on campus (that or I'm not looking hard enough). I've actually been thinking about taking a huge step out of my comfort zone and rushing for a sorority in the spring. I am not one for social situations, I'm very shy and keep to myself most the time so actually doing something like that is extremely different for me.

So as the semester and year go on, I'm hoping to get used to life as a some what functioning adult and eventually make up my mind on what I'd like to major in.