As Fall draws near, I'm starting to get my wishlist of French books sorted out. When I was in France last year, I promised myself that to always stay up to date on my French and keep practicing the language, I'd set aside a budget each year so that as the year drew to a close, I'd be able to buy (and import of course) a nice stack of books by French authors (and in French!) to keep me busy and enthralled until the next year. The past 7 or 8 months, I've been reading French book blogs to get some ideas, as well as visiting sites like Fnac.com, and reading book reviews and synopses. I've got a large list, but I'd like to narrow it down to what will fit in my budget (plus shipping!). By the end of September or October I'd like to have my list complete so I can send in my order :) I'm pretty psyched about this and I'll be sharing some of my picks with you over the next few months as I narrow things down!
And keeping with the French theme of this post, classes at Buff State start on Monday! Tomorrow, I have the pleasure of visiting the French department during Freshman orientation to speak with incoming language students about my "language experiences". I am super psyched to do this! I also need to run some school related errands while on campus, like get my parking permit and book deferment. Then I get to give my best friend since 6th grade a tour of the campus (she's a transfer student and we'll finally be in the same school again for the first time since high school!!). So tomorrow will be fun :) Now to just make work go by quickly today!