The Sunday Post {2}: LET CHEMISTRY DIE

3.29.2015
The Sunday Post is hosted at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer, intended to recap the past week and share upcoming news!
It snowed. I cried. It was a fun time. I also forgot to do half of my History homework even though it was written down, then got my blood drawn for the first time ever. LET ME TELL YOU. I sat through two (albeit tiny) tattoos, but blood draws? NO THANKS.



Borrowed from a friend: 
Stung by Bethany Wiggins
Half Bad by Sally Green

Ignore the trash cans. Also ignore the dust. 

That's all for books! Which is good, because my reading speed appears to be .2 pages a day lately. College is STRESSFUL, guys. Which I'm sure is news to no one. But can we talk about weed out courses in college? I can't stand the fact that my Chemistry class is basically designed for half the people to fail. Hence the incredibly melodramatic title of this post.

In other news:
  • I'm currently working on transferring to a different school for the 2015-2016 school year. It's a more expensive school, so it's probably a bad idea, but I've found myself very unhappy here and the other school offers plenty of animal behavior classes that my current school doesn't. Just waiting to here back from financial aid. If all goes well, I'd love to hear from any of you in Madison! If there are any of you. I hope there are. That would be so cool.

  • Cry a lot about school. Again. And money. Nothing new there.
  • A list of the top ten books I recently added to my TBR. SO MANY, GUYS.
  • Review of The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows! About halfway through right now and, of course, I love it. 
  • Review of The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes! I read this about a month ago and actually really enjoyed it.
  • A list of ten books I recently added to my TBR. (I think I've probably added 50+ in the past two weeks.)
  • Also, a Waiting on Wednesday post. Possibly. I haven't decided if I want to start that back up again, because my blog will pretty much just look like memes, I feel like. BUT IT'S SUCH A FUN ONE.

What did you guys do last week? What's coming up? What fantastic bookish prizes did you get last week? Let me know!
16 comments on "The Sunday Post {2}: LET CHEMISTRY DIE"
  1. As a chemist I should be appalled by your title, but to be honest, chemistry is damn hard! I think my general chem course was the hardest shockingly. Probably because they used it as a weeder course. It worked. The number of students in my classes dwindled significantly as I got closer to graduation.

    Now biology though... I can't do that. I don't have the memorization skills for that. Good luck! I hope you get some time to read soon. I'm drowning in school work as well and probably haven't read anything new in weeks. Can't wait for the school year to be over!

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    1. I soooo envy people who can love and do well in Chemistry. I still have another semester of this plus two semesters of ochem and one of biochem and I'm DREADING it. Biology is definitely where I belong!

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  2. Aw, I'm so sorry to hear that you're unhappy in your current school, Zoey. I hope you'd be able to find your place in your new one. Hopefully everything goes well!!! :)

    And I'm interested in hearing your thoughts about The Naturals. I read that one maybe 2 years ago and bloody hated it lol. I would like to see another person's angle on it! Mayhaps it would convince me to check out the sequel :)

    Faye at The Social Potato

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    1. Thank you!! Me too, obviously. Just have to hope they give me lots of free money so I don't have to take out loans in the double digits.

      Yeah, I can totally see how The Naturals isn't for everyone. BUT I DO HOPE I CAN SWAY YOU.

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  3. I really liked Stung, I hope you do too! It was pretty believable with the bee theory which is why it also made it a bit creepy!

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    1. It sounds like such a unique idea. I totally can't wait to get to it! Especially if it's creepy.

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    2. Oh my gosh, Chemistry. I'm taking grade 9 Chem and I already want to be OVER it. I can't imagine doing it in post secondary!

      The cover to Half bad is so SHINY. SHINY!!! I have an ARC of it somewhere but I haven't read it, haha.

      My Stacking the Shelves + Montly Recap here.

      - Nova @ Out of Time

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    3. Just remember. In high school, they WANT you to succeed. (Mostly.) In college, they do too, except WHEN YOU'RE IN A WEED OUT COURSE LIKE INTRODUCTORY CHEM OR INTRO BIOLOGY. SOB.

      Delete
  4. I am really sorry you are having a rough time at school. But seriously, if you aren't happy, the best thing you can do is transfer- take it from someone who regrets not transferring ALL the time. I stuck it out and had a miserable college experience, so in the end, it's worth doing! Hope you have a better week, and enjoy the new books- I had no idea the hardcover of Half Bad was so PRETTY!
    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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    1. It really is so shiny! I'm starting to wonder how anyone really has anything BUT a miserable college experience, honestly.

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  5. I really hope you enjoy Half Bad, I started the series the other month and just - wow, it so shocked me (in a good way!) so I'm hoping it'll do the same for you! I hope things look up school wise, such a tough decision to move, but if you'll get a better learning experience and feel better somewhere else, it's worth taking the shot, good luck with it all!<3

    Amanda - Beautiful Bookish Butterflies

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    1. My best friend absolutely loved the book so I'm expecting that I will too. Thank you!!

      Delete
  6. Wooh, sounds like an exhausting week ahead. Don't worry, it'll be worth it! :)


    www.jhanzey.net

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  7. I enjoyed Stung, hope you do as well. I've had one tattoo, but it was a big one with color, so it almost made me pass out, just like getting blood drawn! So I feel for you with that.
    Check out my Sunday Post

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  8. Lot's of good looking books this week. Stung looks great

    I hope you enjoy :) Happy Reading!

    Here's my Weekly Wrap Up

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

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3.29.2015

The Sunday Post {2}: LET CHEMISTRY DIE

The Sunday Post is hosted at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer, intended to recap the past week and share upcoming news!
It snowed. I cried. It was a fun time. I also forgot to do half of my History homework even though it was written down, then got my blood drawn for the first time ever. LET ME TELL YOU. I sat through two (albeit tiny) tattoos, but blood draws? NO THANKS.



Borrowed from a friend: 
Stung by Bethany Wiggins
Half Bad by Sally Green

Ignore the trash cans. Also ignore the dust. 

That's all for books! Which is good, because my reading speed appears to be .2 pages a day lately. College is STRESSFUL, guys. Which I'm sure is news to no one. But can we talk about weed out courses in college? I can't stand the fact that my Chemistry class is basically designed for half the people to fail. Hence the incredibly melodramatic title of this post.

In other news:
  • I'm currently working on transferring to a different school for the 2015-2016 school year. It's a more expensive school, so it's probably a bad idea, but I've found myself very unhappy here and the other school offers plenty of animal behavior classes that my current school doesn't. Just waiting to here back from financial aid. If all goes well, I'd love to hear from any of you in Madison! If there are any of you. I hope there are. That would be so cool.

  • Cry a lot about school. Again. And money. Nothing new there.
  • A list of the top ten books I recently added to my TBR. SO MANY, GUYS.
  • Review of The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows! About halfway through right now and, of course, I love it. 
  • Review of The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes! I read this about a month ago and actually really enjoyed it.
  • A list of ten books I recently added to my TBR. (I think I've probably added 50+ in the past two weeks.)
  • Also, a Waiting on Wednesday post. Possibly. I haven't decided if I want to start that back up again, because my blog will pretty much just look like memes, I feel like. BUT IT'S SUCH A FUN ONE.

What did you guys do last week? What's coming up? What fantastic bookish prizes did you get last week? Let me know!

16 comments:

  1. As a chemist I should be appalled by your title, but to be honest, chemistry is damn hard! I think my general chem course was the hardest shockingly. Probably because they used it as a weeder course. It worked. The number of students in my classes dwindled significantly as I got closer to graduation.

    Now biology though... I can't do that. I don't have the memorization skills for that. Good luck! I hope you get some time to read soon. I'm drowning in school work as well and probably haven't read anything new in weeks. Can't wait for the school year to be over!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I soooo envy people who can love and do well in Chemistry. I still have another semester of this plus two semesters of ochem and one of biochem and I'm DREADING it. Biology is definitely where I belong!

      Delete
  2. Aw, I'm so sorry to hear that you're unhappy in your current school, Zoey. I hope you'd be able to find your place in your new one. Hopefully everything goes well!!! :)

    And I'm interested in hearing your thoughts about The Naturals. I read that one maybe 2 years ago and bloody hated it lol. I would like to see another person's angle on it! Mayhaps it would convince me to check out the sequel :)

    Faye at The Social Potato

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you!! Me too, obviously. Just have to hope they give me lots of free money so I don't have to take out loans in the double digits.

      Yeah, I can totally see how The Naturals isn't for everyone. BUT I DO HOPE I CAN SWAY YOU.

      Delete
  3. I really liked Stung, I hope you do too! It was pretty believable with the bee theory which is why it also made it a bit creepy!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It sounds like such a unique idea. I totally can't wait to get to it! Especially if it's creepy.

      Delete
    2. Oh my gosh, Chemistry. I'm taking grade 9 Chem and I already want to be OVER it. I can't imagine doing it in post secondary!

      The cover to Half bad is so SHINY. SHINY!!! I have an ARC of it somewhere but I haven't read it, haha.

      My Stacking the Shelves + Montly Recap here.

      - Nova @ Out of Time

      Delete
    3. Just remember. In high school, they WANT you to succeed. (Mostly.) In college, they do too, except WHEN YOU'RE IN A WEED OUT COURSE LIKE INTRODUCTORY CHEM OR INTRO BIOLOGY. SOB.

      Delete
  4. I am really sorry you are having a rough time at school. But seriously, if you aren't happy, the best thing you can do is transfer- take it from someone who regrets not transferring ALL the time. I stuck it out and had a miserable college experience, so in the end, it's worth doing! Hope you have a better week, and enjoy the new books- I had no idea the hardcover of Half Bad was so PRETTY!
    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It really is so shiny! I'm starting to wonder how anyone really has anything BUT a miserable college experience, honestly.

      Delete
  5. I really hope you enjoy Half Bad, I started the series the other month and just - wow, it so shocked me (in a good way!) so I'm hoping it'll do the same for you! I hope things look up school wise, such a tough decision to move, but if you'll get a better learning experience and feel better somewhere else, it's worth taking the shot, good luck with it all!<3

    Amanda - Beautiful Bookish Butterflies

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My best friend absolutely loved the book so I'm expecting that I will too. Thank you!!

      Delete
  6. Wooh, sounds like an exhausting week ahead. Don't worry, it'll be worth it! :)


    www.jhanzey.net

    ReplyDelete
  7. I enjoyed Stung, hope you do as well. I've had one tattoo, but it was a big one with color, so it almost made me pass out, just like getting blood drawn! So I feel for you with that.
    Check out my Sunday Post

    ReplyDelete
  8. Lot's of good looking books this week. Stung looks great

    I hope you enjoy :) Happy Reading!

    Here's my Weekly Wrap Up

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

    ReplyDelete