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    The Books of the Longest Summer

    I’m back. What’s my excuse this time for being gone so long, you may ask. Well – nothing that sounds justifiable. Summer, which is only now ending for me, was long. I have never counted September as summer, but when the graduate school you are attending is on a quarter system everything changes.

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    Four Weeks of Intensity

    For those of you who regularly visit Sitting in the Stacks you’ll notice that I haven’t posted in almost two weeks. This delay in writing is not due to a lack of inspiration or material (I’m a chatty person who regularly has something to say). My absence is due to a class I am taking this summer.

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    Summer Summary

    Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins At the beginning of the summer, I joined the masses and picked up a copy of The Hunger Games. Unfortunately I approached this addictive series differently than I normally do movie-book franchises — I saw the movie first. My main reason for picking up The Hunger Games was to reap the extra background information necessary to fully understand the intricacies of the film. I was left pleasantly surprised and frustrated after reading the first book in the trilogy.