Autumn is starting (here in the US, anyway), and kids are heading back to school–does the changing season change your reading habits? Less time? More? Are you just in the mood for different kinds of books than you were over the summer?
Well, this question is perfect for my good news – my visa came yesterday and I am officially headed to the UK on September 27th! I am beyond excited, although that little bit of nervousness is creeping in now too. Luckily, I have two weeks to spend with my fiance once I get there before school begins, so he should be able to calm me down until the moment of departure arrives.
This affects my reading a lot. I’ve got about 25 review books that I’m frantically trying to read before I leave. This has been tough given that I’m working a lot so I don’t starve to death before I find employment in York. To be honest, I want to bring my chosen books with me, not all the ARC copies I’ve acquired, since I’ll have enough work to do. I’m already prioritizing which I can leave behind (I have a few not required until December or later in 2009), some which my parents can send later on, and ones that I really have to read. I might just sigh and pack up a big flat-rate post office box for $35 and send myself some books before I go. We’ll have to see how much space I actually need for clothes and how much I can fill up with books.
I get introduced to my department on October 14th and begin classes shortly thereafter. I have no idea what time I’m going to have to read. I’ve been reading 20 books a month here at home, but I don’t expect that to continue when I’m attending classes, working, potentially volunteering if I can’t get a job in the right sector, and seeing my fiance every other weekend. I still don’t know what my commuting situation will be like or whether housing and my classes will be in the city or on campus or both.
I’m still in the mood for the same kind of books, that never changes, I just have no idea how many of those books I’ll be reading for the next year. We’ll find out soon!