Get Inspired: Catch Up on Reading Over Break

Every time a magazine comes in the mail for me, I heave a deep sigh. During the summer, a new magazine was an invitation to lay around by the pool and get a tan. Now, it just goes in a pile with all of the other things I don’t have time to read.

As exams finish up, and the semester comes to a close, a lot of us are going to find ourselves with a little extra time. Instead of facebook-stalking for hours, or taking abnormally long mid-day naps, why not grab that book you’ve been meaning to read?

Reading has been labeled as a “nerdy” pastime, but it’s really good for you. It exercises your mind and increases your vocabulary. Oh, and it’s fun! There are millions of books out there, and there’s bound to be something that interests you.

Don’t know where to start? For those of you who want to catch up on the classics you should have read in high school, I recommend To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee or Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. For a more contemporary read, I recommend, Men May Come and Men May Go, But I’ve Still Got My Little Pink Raincoat by Gigi Anders or the Shopaholic Series by Sophie Kinsella, just to name a few.

On my list of winter break reads, is Without a Map by Meredith Hall and Which Brings Me to You by Julianna Baggot and Steve Almond. Oh, and the November-January issues of my favorite magazines!

Still not a book-lover? I just finished my October issues of InStyle, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, and Marie Claire, if anyone wants to borrow them!

Happy Reading!!

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