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"Saying 'I notice you're a nerd' is like saying, 'Hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?' In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even 'lame' is kind of lame. Saying 'You're lame' is like saying 'You walk with a limp.' Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he's done all right for himself."— John Green


Thoughts from an Acute Triangle (01)

Thoughts from an Acute Triangle is a feature I started where I discuss things related to books, authors, reading, or just me.  This is a place for me to be a little brainy or a little silly.  The conversation is always open for comments and if there is ever a topic you want me to discuss, please leave a comment! 
Today I'm going to wow you with my thoughts on book slumps: why, where and when I get them.

Let us begin.

This summer is the first summer since I started university in Fall 2006 that I do not have a summer class.  That is due to the fact that I graduated with my one degree and only have a portfolio due for my second.  No classes needed.

This poses a problem in the fact that I am COMPLETELY BORED OUT OF MY MIND!!

Now many of you, especially those still in school or with full-time jobs, are probably booing at me right now.  Who wouldn't love a summer of practically no responsibility?  Who wouldn't love a summer with endless time to read.  Well that's the thing, I am one of the weird ones people.  When I don't have academics to focus on my brain goes"Duuuuuhhhhh."  And damnit I have books to read!!

For instance, I am taking part in a book tour where I have only 7 days to read a book.  Now I know in the grand scheme of things 7 days is a lot of time, but like I said I'm going through what I'd call the EPIC SUMMER BOOK SLUMP OF 2011!!!

I have about 5 reviews to write, 6 books to read, and my many posts to keep up with.  Not to mention job, family, and social obligations.  With all of that, my brain has gone on "La La" mode and I'm having a hard time switching it back to "Go Go" mode (did those modes both sound like 70s dances or what?)

This is causing major problems in my motivation and creativity levels.  So if you guys can offer any help, or just want to vent about similar frustrations I am ALL ears!

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