I just got back yesterday from a mini-trip to South Beach in Miami, FL. Much to the surprise of many, it was my first time ever to Florida. (I’ve actually never been to Disneyworld. Sad right? At least I’ve been to Disneyland? I don’t know if it’s comparable at all….) I really enjoyed our trip as short as it was. We were there for about six days, but with traveling to the airport and the weather, beach time was limited.
I found it such a different experience compared to other beaches that we have gone to such as the Jersey Shore, Myrtle Beach, and Virginia Beach. The crowds were definitely different. There were a lot more foreign tourists in Miami. The nightlife, of course, in South Beach trumps all the other places. There was definitely an endless flow of alcohol, music was pumping, and everyone was in the mood to party. It felt more like a place to go to with your friends than family, though. Nevertheless, I still had fun and I’m excited that we get to go back during the summer.
I’m currently on spring break and I’m enjoying the time I have to do nothing but read. This past week, I’ve read a book a day, and I was so proud to have accomplished that. I haven’t done that in years!!! I’m tackling a lot of young adult (or trying to at least), going over the recent Scholastic titles because I feel that it’s my obligation as an intern. I’m tackling all popular titles and series except vampire books. I still can’t get myself to read one. Blame it on the Twilight hype. Latest favorites: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater and Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick.
…. Which brings up my new guilty pleasure. I really am a sucker for historical romance novels. Now that I have read all seven books currently in the Outlander series, I felt the need to explore other historical romances (mostly from the regency era…) out there. It’s really embarrassing for me to browse GoodReads for novels with Fabio on the cover, and even worse that I read a few of them…. So glad I have a Nook so that I can pretend to read something intelligent while out in public when I’m reading trashy romance novels. Some of them are good…. And I like to know that there is an almost definite happy ending. It’s a nice way to relax and break free from reality. At this point, I have come to admit to myself that there is nothing wrong with reading romances. A lot of people do it. It’s a big industry in publishing…. Which is enough reason for me to download a handful of books onto my Nook. Feel free to recommend me some.
Lastly, I want to explain the bit of downtime. My host Bubble was planning to move to a VPS but (to make a long story short) encountered a problem that couldn’t be resolved and stuck with the reseller. Everything should be up and running once more.