Currently: Geneva NY, WWII Novels, & Duolingo

June 14, 2019

It has been quite some time since I have uploaded a non-travel diary type post. Amidst studying for exams at the end of the school year and lots of travel immediately upon getting out for summer, I have had little time to sit down and update you on what has been going on in my life.

A day or two after I got out of school for summer vacation, my family drove to the New Jersey Shore to spend a few days enjoying the beautiful beach and lively Jersey atmosphere. Though it was a fairly short trip, it was so wonderful to be able to relax at the beach and bask in the warmth of the sunlight after a stressful conclusion of the school year due to finals. 
My family is currently staying at a lake house on Airbnb in Geneva, New York, as we are dropping my sister of at college for a summer project and thought it would be enjoyable to stay in Geneva for a few days before dropping her off.


So far this summer, I have read The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris and The Light Over London by Julia Kelly, both of which are books about World War II. I absolutely loved both of these novels, especially The Tattooist of Auschwitz, as I read it in one sitting.

I recently started reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, however I am tempted to take a short break from my obsession with reading WWII books and instead turn to a lighter, more upbeat read before diving back into The Book Thief. I just ordered Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine from Amazon, a novel included in Reese Witherspoon's Book Club.


I recently downloaded the app DuoLingo and have become quite obsessed with the Spanish lessons offered by the app. I have always had a desire to learn Spanish and have heard great feedback from DuoLingo users, so I decided to give it a try. I have been pretty diligent about practicing each day, but am worried that soon my motivation will fade away. I am hoping to continue using the app to study Spanish throughout the summer so that by the end of August, I might be able to grow comfortable speaking the language (though very roughly).

1 comment

  1. DuoLingo sounds absolutely fun. I'd love to check that out. Thanks for sharing dear.

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