A Broke Student’s Guide
Because our Teen Writer! workshop is this Saturday, I’ve decided to focus this Broke Guide on something you all can do at home, rather than something that involves going out.
I know all of you writers must have a favorite book, so my suggestion to you is to stay in on a cold, blistering evening and read. Make yourself some hot chocolate, grab a blanket, curl up and relax.
My book of choice is always Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. I am obsessed! I’ve read it 7 times, and I would read it 7 more in a heartbeat. Nights like this can be really nice, especially after a crazy week. Also, this suggestion costs you NOTHING! How great is that? I hope you all take my advice, and enjoy your evening of relaxation.
Oh, and don’t forget to let me know your book of choice!
Bill Clinton and Mindy Kaling pick their must-have books of the holiday season. Upon reviewing Clinton’s list, Mindy said she would have chosen more “PhD-friendly books.” That’s just silly…
Watch the clip and check out their book selections below:
Mindy Kaling’s list
- “11/22/63” By Stephen King
- “Bossypants” By Tina Fey
- “Lady Gaga X Terry Richardson” By Lady Gaga and Terry Richardson
- “My Father’s Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family & Togetherness” By Gwyneth Paltrow
- “Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty” By Andrew Bolton
- “The Girl in the Green Raincoat: A Tess Monaghan Novel” By Laura Lippman
- “The Marriage Plot: A Novel” By Jeffrey Eugenides
- “Look I Made a Hat: Collected Lyrics (1981-2011) with Attendant Comments, Amplifications, Dogmas, Harangues, Digressions, Anecdotes and Miscellany” By Stephen Sondheim
- “The Art of Fielding” By Chad Harbach
- “What to Wear, Where: The How-to Handbook for Any Style Situation” By Hilary Kerr and Katherine Power
Bill Clinton’s list
- “Jerusalem” By Simon Sebag Montefiore
- “Lincoln” By David Herbert Donald
- “Meditations” By Marcus Aurelius
- “The Way of the World: From the Dawn of Civilizations to the Eve of the Twenty-First Century” By David Fromkin
- “The Cure at Troy: A Version of Sophocles’ Philoctetes” By Seamus Heaney
- “One Hundred Years of Solitude” By Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- “King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa” By Adam Hochschild
- “Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny” By Robert Wright
If you’re traveling, what’s on your play/reading list this week?
If you’re traveling this week, what are you listening to and reading in order to whittle away the time? Let’s make a list*
*I’ll start. I’m reading Murakami’s 1Q84. I’m about 400 pages in. I’m hoping to finish this weekend.
*I’ll be starting Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman by Sam Wasson