Friday, August 2, 2013

August Arguments

No one cares for the end of summer- not even the beginning of the end. Still, here are some ways to make the most of the remainder of summer, and then, some reasons to look forward to fall.

Making the most of summer:

Have a picnic. Grab your favorite blanket, a few tasty sandwiches, and a friend, and enjoy eating on the grass!

Buy a bathing suit. There's no better time to get that perfect one piece or bikini than August; the sales begin, and there are still pool-worthy days left.

Read a book. Summer is the perfect time to sit back, sunbathe, and delve into literature. For those left high and dry with choices, here are a few recommendations:
For mystery lovers- "Partners in Crime", by Agatha Christie
For classic lovers- "Les Miserables", by Victor Hugo or, for a lighter read, "The Great Gatsby", by F. Scott Fitzgerald
For sci-fi lovers, "Ender's Game", by Orson Scott Card
For romance lovers: "Starstruck", by Rachel Shukert

Looking forward to fall:

Take advantage of sales. Summer items are going on sale, but there's still plenty of wear in them. Modcloth (, for instance, just released an enormous sale yesterday, and most of the items are 50% off. Urban Outfitters, too, has a summer sale at the moment.

Wearing sweaters. Who doesn't love the warmth of wool or cotton blend?

Hot drinks. Coffee and hot tea seem a bit presumptuous in the summer, especially when ordering at a coffee shop. Another point for fall- Starbucks will once gain offer its "caramel apple spice".

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