Summer Reading List 2012

Blood, Bones, and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton | Best Food Writing 2011 by Holly Hughes | An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies by Tyler Cowen | The Film That Changed My Life by Robert K. Elder

Summer is the perfect time to finally read all those books you’ve been neglecting during the year. I currently have a list of 11 books that I am hoping to get through in the next few months. I’m sure I will find more books as the weeks go on, but my goal this season is to finish my list – no excuses! These are the first four books on my “To Read” list. What are you reading this summer?

The Season’s Finest

Along with the impending school semester, there also comes a semester full of new TV shows. After a long day of classes and studying, it is okay to relax and unwind with an episode of your favorite show. You have to maintain sanity somehow, right? There are so many good TV shows right now that it makes it difficult to decide which ones to make time for. If a show is too suspenseful, I will wait until the entire season is on DVD or Netflix Instant so I don’t have to wait. However, if it is a lighthearted and entertaining show, might as well enjoy it in the moment. Here are the shows that I am looking forward to this Fall.

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Oh, The Shark Has Pretty Teeth, Dear

I have always been intrigued by the ocean and the creatures that live below the surface. However, this same intrigue feeds into my own fear. Fear of the unknown in the dark depths of the sea. While I won’t go jump into the middle of the ocean when I’m unsure of what’s below me, I will gladly jump onto the couch and turn on Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. Honestly, I think sharks are beautiful, but they are also insanely scary.

In honor of Shark Week, I have compiled a list of the top 5 movies with the mammals and reptiles that I believe are the scariest.

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