A READING WEAK READING WEEK: Events and books and booked events

Chelsea VanderMeer - VP Student Life
Posted on: February 18, 2017

Hej til mine intelligente venner!

(Y’all can probably guess what this means, but it’s in Danish, by the way.)

What’s coming up soon that you should come to?

MARCH 2ND – LIFE SKILLS WORKSHOP! (4:30pm…check facebook for details. There will be baked goods)
MARCH 3RD – BOWLING! (5:30pm, meet on campus and bus)
MARCH 4TH – TALENG! (8pm, Wilf’s)

MARCH 5TH – Education Outreach @THEMUSEUM! (10am)

MARCH 7TH – GENIUS BOWL! (7pm, MC 1350 or 1351)

MARCH 8TH – EUCHRE TOURNAMENT! (5:30pm in CPH 3607)
- Whine & Cheese! (5:30pm at TBA)

MARCH 10TH- CANstruction! (9am, Conestoga Mall)
- Semi-Formal! (8:30pm at the Turret – buy tickets in the Orifice)

Thought: They call it “reading week” because they want us to study, although they place it right after most of our exams? Right…yes…we will definitely do lots of studying. My bets are, however, that a plentiful number of people won’t study again until finals. Nonetheless, I hope some of you did spend some time reading over reading week though, because during our regular weeks we sure don’t have any “extra time” (what is that?) to flip through decent novels or papers. Other than the Iron Warrior, of course. Wait, what’s that? You don’t read books anymore? *gasp*! Don’t worry, I’m here to recommend some of my favourite books for when you do have time. It could be on your next co-op, or next weekend, or perhaps a tool for procrastination for studying, but I hope you get back into reading at some point.

  1. The Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson. Really, anything by Brandon Sanderson is 10/10 for me, but this series specifically changed the way I see the world (and how I want it to be). It’s the perfect mix of fantasy, adventure, action, and drama.
  2. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. This book is about a stoic old man who is dealing with grief, but doesn’t show it. Random occurrences and a disgruntled cat help him through life, although he fights them every step of the way; it’s a refreshing look at how we so often work against our own best interest, and are sometimes forced to do things we don’t want to do, but they end up helping us.
  3. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse. I had never thought much about identity, peace, or purpose very much, and how they are linked, but this book showed different ways of thinking and working with yourself as well as other people.
Nice. Fred ud (...peace out, in Danish).